Our latest news is detailed below.
NPA Conference in Sydney!
Julie and Aaron are flying down to Sydney today for the NPA Global Networking Meeting in Sydney. The conference will include a variety of training and educational sessions, plenty of networking, and lots of fun!
15 May 2013
5 Things You Should Be Doing If You’re Unemployed
Applying to jobs you’re not qualified for (which 50% of job seekers reportedly do!) is counter-productive to your job search. Competition is too fierce. Even qualified applicants aren’t getting callbacks. So, stop applying to so many jobs and allocate time each week to becoming more hirable.
Click here to read the full article
09 April 2013
New Award from NPA
We were very pleased to receive this in the mail today from NPA HQ in the US.
These awards recognise the split jobs success in our world wide recruitment network. Having done this in a shared-fee environment makes it even more noteworthy and is a testimonial to our ability to work effectively with others to create mutual success.
09 April 2013
“Aaron has also been very helpful, and has put my husband forward to a couple of really solid roles. So, I wanted to let you know that we highly endorse Aaron, and also thank you for putting us in touch with him.” Karen - March 2013
04 April 2013
"Applying and going through the process of obtaining employment is very stressful and frustrating at times, however applying and going through Premium Consulting was a pleasure and the whole process was handled professionally and politely. From being short listed to the phone interview and in person interview then finally getting the call that I was offered the job was a great experience." Jo - March 2013
04 April 2013
NPA Conference in Las Vegas!
Julie is in Las Vegas for an NPA conference. The conference will be offering industry training, trading group breakout sessions, lots of networking, and plenty of fun! Julie will be back in the office on the 18th March.
26 February 2013
We have finally finished implementing our new database and system! This is great news for Premium. The team is enjoying using the new system and will be experts in no time.
11 December 2012
New Candidate Testimonial
"Aaron was instrumental in getting me my current position. He listened to what I was after in my career and looked for and found a position to meet those skills in the wage range I was after. Appreciate his professional assistance"
21 November 2012
Donate to my Mo, save a Mo Bro!
It's Movember and time to focus on men's health! Our very own Aaron Yule has put his hand up to help the cause and needs your help. To show his commitment Aaron will be donating his face to the cause by growing a moustache for the entire month of November! Aarons Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer and male mental health. To make a donation and support Aarons Movember efforts, simply click on....
01 November 2012
Sponsoring Young Talent
We are very honoured to have recieved a thank you plaque in appreciation of our sponsorship to the Goodna Under 9's Team.
24 October 2012
Meet our New Recruitment Assistant!
A warm welcome to our new Recruitment Assistant, Rebecca Wood.
Rebecca is currently studying at Griffith University towards a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management and minoring in Employment Relations. Rebecca is now working at Premium Consulting as a Recruitment Assistant. She is looking forward to learning about the HR and recruitment industry.
It is a very exciting time for Premium Consulting: we are implementing a new system and Rebecca will be our new guru!!
16 October 2012
Working in Australia
Working in Australia is a great opportunity.
This document will outline all you need to know from current salaries within the supply chain, procurement and manufacturing industries, to tax file number, banking, superannuation and of course Visa and Immigration Regulations.
Click on the link below to download the document:
20 September 2012
Our Latest Placements
We are looking forward to helping our clients again with their recruitment needs and wish all the best to the successful candidates.
Here is a list of our latest placements:
- Warehouse Manager
- Procurement Manager
- Operations Manager
- QSE Coordinator
- Sales Engineer (x3)
- Cost Controller
- National Logistics Manager
- Regional HSE Manager
...- Procurement Officer
- Operational Buyer (x3)
- Data Analyst
- Demand Planner
- Technical Manager
- Production Leader
11 September 2012
We welcome Julio to our Team!
Search and selection is what we do, but it’s not always quick or easy.
After a comprehensive search project we have selected our new Recruitment Consultant, Julio Bray-Formas.
Originally from Chile, South America, Julio has an extensive financial and business background and local experience in the recruitment industry.
He looks forward to learning more about our industry, contributing to our team and working with our valued clients, candidates and NPA partners.
28 August 2012
New Candidate Testimonial
Thank you so much for helping me gain employment, myself and my family are new in Australia and the job you placed me in is really interesting and enjoyable your knowledge and advice has helped me a lot not only in getting this position, but in many areas of life in Australia which will help us settle in. You are truly an Oracle knowledge and have since recommend you to my wife too."
Darren, Sales Coordinator
08 August 2012
New Candidate Testimonial
Thank you for all the help and support with the job search. Your excellent knowledge about the industry, easy approach and exceptional mentoring skills made the journey of getting a job smooth. I would be more than happy to recommend your agency.
Its been a pleasure having your acquaintance."
27 July 2012
New Candidate Testimonial
"I found the recruitment process with Premium Consulting to be commendable. The whole recruitment process was undertaken in a professional and friendly manner, delivered with careful planning and communication for all the necessary stages. I would use their services again."
Regional Technical Manager
25 July 2012
New Client Testimonial
"Just wanted to thank you for candidates for the Regional Technical Manager for the East Coast. I’m really pleased with the process. We started looking for One recruit, but we ended up employing Two as the quality was so good. Understand it is difficult working with the our APAC business with demands and clarification from many locations, but I feel we have a really good result here.
Thanks for the support."
Shane Gleeson GSM APAC
25 July 2012
NPA Partner Testimonial
“We collaborated in recruitment projects for our European client, and made successful placement at Brisbane. Julie and Premium Consulting have demonstrated high determination in accomplishing the difficult cases and made our Client satisfied with the service.”
Taufik Arief, Managing Director
25 July 2012
New Financial Year!
Insight from the Director, Julie Parsons
"This past year has gone so fast and the new financial year came around
quickly. I am proud of our team and the results we had. At times the economy was patchy with political and global news, through bunkering down, we got on with it and had good results."
Julie is now finalising the Business Plan for the new financial year. The Team is looking forward to see Premium Consulting grow by implementing our business strategies.
18 July 2012
We have just made two NPA placements with an Indonesian NPA Partner for a Swedish firm with HR in Asia and jobs in Brisbane, truly International.
It's amazing what NPA can do.
To understand what our NPA membership means to you simply go in the "Clients" tab or look at the link below:
16 July 2012
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11 July 2012
Our new world class CRM & ATS system!
After an extensive project and many demos, we have selected our world class cloud based CRM & ATS system!
Premium Consulting always wants to improve its systems in order to serve both its clients and candidates in the most efficient manner.
The Team is looking forward to the implementation stage.
We will keep you updated...
11 July 2012
Premium Consulting on Google+
We are very exited to share with you our brand new Google+ Page!
Please click on the link below to support us and to be updated with the latest news, pictures and vacancies.
11 July 2012
Testimonial from our new NPA Partner
A warm welcome to Rebecca, our new NPA Partner. She came in the office last week to be introduced with the NPA systems and here is what she said about the Premium Team:
"I'm new to NPA and was a little stuck with a few things on splitzone however the wonderful team at Premium Consulting came to the rescue! A huge thanks to Julie Parsons for allowing me to come into her offices. I was trained by Alex Jarossay who is a superstar – extremely knowledgable and helpful so many thanks!!
28 May 2012
Julie re-elected on the NPA Board of Directors
Amazing News !!
Julie has been re-elected on the NPA Board of Directors!
Check out the link below to read the news article about her re-election.
10 May 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn!
We now have a Company Profile on LinkedIn, the professional network website.
Click the link below and press the "Follow this Company" button to be updated with our latest news, services and more!
12 April 2012
Australasian Conference Coming Up in Melbourne!
After a very productive and informative Conference in Savannah, US, Julie Parsons and Aaron Yule will head off to Melbourne in May for the Australian/New Zealand Conference.
During the two-day meeting, our Director and Recruitment Manager will have the opportunity to meet world renowned speakers, network with our fellow Aussie and Kiwi NPA partners and participate in lively discussions about the latest recruitment trends, structures, technologies and more!
We are looking forward to implement....
28 March 2012
Watch our Director on Youtube!
Click on the link below to listen to Julie Parsons explaining what NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, is and does.
You can also view the video on our Facebook Page. Simply type "Premium Consulting" in the search bar to "Like" and "Comment" on the video.
15 March 2012
Aaron's Insight: The Global Recruitment Conference
Aaron just returned from a global recruitment conference held in Savannah, Georgia , USA. The invitation-only conference was attended by Recruitment Business Owners and Managers from the USA, Canada, China, Russia, United Kingdom and even by our friends from New Zealand.
Aaron’s main take away from the conference is: “things are not as dire as what the media makes out”. Yes the business climate in the UK and US is not as good as in Australia, but overall we were all agreeing that this year....
15 March 2012
7 Trends for Global Recruiting
A summary and interesting read from a paper written by Dave Nerz, the President of the NPA Network.
The future of global recruiting will undergo significant changes between now and 2020. The influences of technology, demographics, and the global business climate will shape the future of recruiting over the next 10 years. The following trends will define the future of global recruiting.
Trend 1: Job Search is Evolving
Technology is changing the nature of job searching by candidates.....
13 December 2011
The NPA Job Board has been unveiled!
The NPA network has extended their services to provide a job board for job seekers. This modern careers website provides access to jobs from international recruitment firms. Many of these career opportunities are not advertised or available through other popular, mainstream job search engines. Job seekers will interact with professional recruitment companies with international reach and scope. This also enables NPA members’ ability to compete globally by engaging more candidates in an international....
04 October 2011
A blog from Alexandra, our Undergraduate Assistant
A Big Thank You!
I would like to thank the team at Premium Consulting for giving me the opportunity to get my first work experience with them.
They are friendly and helpful and made it easy for me to adjust to the work environment. I was never bored and was always learning something new. I wasn't a number and my contributions were always valued.
This experience increased my confidence, my knowledge and best of all it triggered even more interest in the human resource management and consulting....
01 September 2011
How to prepare a great CV!
Over the last 10 years people have become confused by whether a CV should be one page, two pages or longer, whether it should be chronological or functional or skills-based, where and how they should summarise what they have to offer and which ideas are valuable amongst all the sources of advice in books and on the Internet.
Take a deep breath; these are the only rules you ever need worry about.
What MUST appear in your CV:
* WELL STRUCTURED information about your experience, skills, knowledge....
01 September 2011
The key to a successful employer brand
The key to a successful employer brand is...
Promoting an organisation as a "great place to work" is a whole-of-business, strategic concept that requires a far more stringent approach than many employers are accustomed to providing.
This is where most organisations fail, because they leave managing the employer brand solely to the human resources or marketing department.
Your employer brand is reflected through the behaviours and actions of leaders and if the behaviours don't reflect....
30 August 2011
Employee Onboarding - Tips for Clients
Employee onboarding is a critical aspect of talent management. The onboarding process is designed to help integrate a new employee into the organisation’s culture and develop their skills and training needs. Good onboarding can drive employee retention.
The four fundamental principles to ensure onboarding are:
1. Onboarding should highlight to new employees how their job aligns the organisations mission and vision.
2. Onboarding must connect to the culture, enabling new employees to....
01 June 2011
Does the office have a future?
It's an important question to ask. In the post GFC climate, companies are running a lot leaner with fewer staff. The lines between contractors popping in and employees are blurring.
Furthermore, we have many more people telecommuting and there is the rise of the Wi Fi Warriors, the people you see all over town in cafes, bars and restaurants tapping away on a lap top, their smart phone sitting next to the latte. They don't need the office.
A new survey reveals that six out of 10 workers....
27 April 2011
I have been fortunate to work with Premium Consulting from both perspectives – candidate and employer. The professionalism, thoroughness and quality feedback has allowed our business to engage staff suitable to the roles advertised. After analyzing the time taken to advertise, pre interview and reference check candidates the value for money is certainly a more than viable option compared with internal recruitment processes. I would strongly recommend Premium Consulting to other businesses.
07 April 2011
I had the pleasure of dealing with Aaron during a recent recruitment process. Unlike too many in the recruitment industry, Aaron gave a commitment to keep me updated as the recruitment process progressed and followed through with that commitment. He knew about the company he represented, the position and what was on offer and went to great lengths to make sure I was fully informed. I found Aaron to be honourable, trustworthy and open and would recommend him to any potential recruiter or job-seeker.....
07 April 2011
Using Social Networks to Your Job Search Advantage
Growing at an amazing rate and attracting a wide range of users, there's no denying the strength of online social networks today. The potential to reach incredibly large groups of people beyond close friends and colleagues is certainly increasing in appeal to individuals seeking new career opportunities. However, just like any job search method, you have to know what you want to accomplish before you begin.
One of the traps many of us fall into when we're starting a job search is that we tend....
21 January 2010
Beat the Recession!
Employers around the world are indicating an uptick in hiring in the new year. However, some regions — such as Asia Pacific — are projecting a healthier outlook than other regions, such as the US. Hiring in the Asia Pacific region will likely return to pre-recession levels at the start of 2010.
In year-over-year comparisons, employers from 19 of the 35 countries and territories surveyed said they expect stronger hiring activity during the first three months of this year compared to the first....
22 December 2009
Creating positive body language in interviews!!
• Make a confident entrance - carry yourself upright and proudly.
• Initiate the handshake where possible.
• Be conscious of your posture, sit upright.
• Hold your head up high.
• Have a positive attitude and speak using powerful and positive words.
• Make and maintain eye contact during the interview.
• Smile where appropriate.
• Use silence frequently; take time to gather your responses.
• Talk in a calm manner.
• Avoid fidgeting and excessive arm and hand gestures....
02 December 2009
The Benefits of Flexible Work Practices
Flexible work practices can deliver benefits to both employers and employees. They can lead to greater job satisfaction and help attract and retain skilled and valuable staff. Flexibility in the workplace may also improve productivity and efficiency by helping maintain a motivated workforce with reduced staff turnover and absenteeism.
09 November 2009
The End of the Road for the Traditional Resume
The traditional resume has worked well in the past. It worked well for the technology that we had to work with. It worked well when resumes were mailed out to companies or faxed to managers (how many people remember faxing resumes???). However, over the past few years people have been flocking to use various social networks as part of their professional lives. As people get more comfortable sharing their work history online, engaging with each other online and as this becomes more engrained in....
14 October 2009
How to ACE the telephone interview!
The phone interview is a normal part of the recruitment process and mastering it is critcial in any job market.
Here are some tips for your next phone interview;
• Remain as relaxed as you can.
• Have your resume, the job ad and your application in front of you, if possible.
• If the call occurs when you are in a location with no privacy, try to reschedule the interview to a mutually convenient time.
• Ensure there is no background noise. It is fine to ask if they can wait a moment....
06 October 2009
Job Seekers Tool Kit
Q. What are the most important job search tools?
It is important to prepare a full collection of top-notch tools. Call this the "Job Seeker's Tool Kit," and it can be thought of as a portfolio of self-marketing documents.
The idea is to use the right tool, at the right time, with the right person, for the right purpose.
Candidates need to stop relying exclusively on their resume. Other vital tools include;
• The professional biography
• Target company list
• Testimonials sheet
06 October 2009
It is a good idea to open and check your attached documents before you send them in, as we often receive the wrong documents from candidates.
16 September 2009
For job seekers, self reflection is a valuable career tool that is often overlooked. If you have a clear idea of your values, key skills and personal characteristics you are ahead of the pack. Being able to articulate these areas in interviews assists in answering that inevitable interview question "What are your strengths?" or "Why should we hire you?"
10 September 2009
Premium partners with Resumes for Results!
Does your Resume or CV do you justice?
* Properly focus on your career direction?
* Highlight your strengths?
* Include quantitative achievements?
* Include correct keywords?
* Negate potentially detrimental factors?
Your resume or CV is generally your first, and usually the only, chance to make an impression. If you are not getting invitations to interviews it may be time to have a good look at why this might be happening.
We know that it can be a daunting task....
10 June 2009
Premium Consulting SERVICED OFFICE SPACE For Rent.
Our friendly office located in Spring Hill
(City Fringe) has up to 3 offices available for rent. We can offer the following services: Receptionist, Book-keeping and Secretarial depending on your requirements. Fully functional office phones/fax/internet also available. We are negotiable on office space, services and terms recquired. A car park is also available at an extra cost.
For more information please contact our Office Manager, Cara McFarlane :
07 3831 6688.
20 May 2009
What CEOs are on Twitter?
If you have not heard of Twitter, it is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users updates (otherwise known as tweets); text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can elect to restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default).
In a recent post by Laurel Papworth,....
10 February 2009
What our membership of NPA means for you
National Personnel Associates Cooperative, Inc. (NPA) is a global network of professional employment consultants. NPA, founded in 1956, exists to facilitate cooperative placements between its partners.
The defining characteristic of NPA is that it is a member-owned entity. NPA achieves recruitment excellence through its Mission Statement - Locally, Regionally and Globally.
Enhance every member's opportunity to serve clients and candidates; Provide quality products and services in an environment....
07 December 2008