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Logistics and Warehouse Manager 

Melbourne Location

This global FMCG organisation is home to some well-known products and brands. They are embarking on period of cultural change with a focus on investment in their people and leadership development.

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Working mothers the most productive in workforce


We've got to change the way we think about working mothers.

"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do."

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Market Conditions

The Australian employment market has shown some signs of improvement in the first half of 2015. Overall the employment outlook across most industry sectors is one of ‘cautious optimism’. We do not see major changes in hiring conditions for the back half of 2015 and this trend to continue into 2016. 

We are seeing salaries remain steady with no real movement apart from CPI increases.   The FMCG sector has shown some greater activity in 2015 in comparison to 2014 which is the result of restructuring in 2014 and areas such as Private Label development for the major supermarkets driving growth.

Manufacturing continues to decline however there is some areas such as the agri sector where there are still positive signs of ongoing growth and export opportunities as the AUD drops.

The Financial Services sector continues to deliver overall healthy returns however the large institutions continue to look at offshoring and efficiencies through headcount reduction so there is still some instability in this sector.

Consumer confidence appears to have stabilised however the retail market is still sluggish in most areas with online competition, international brands entering our domestic market and discretionary spend being channeled into areas such as home entertainment resulting in flat retail sales.   

The Resources/Mining and Construction sector shows some more positive market conditions in comparison to other sectors and this will continue to be a major opportunity for Australian industry and strong representation on the ASX.    

We continue to be optimistic that the market will show no further decline and will continue to flat line with some small gains over the next two years. 

Virginia Bacon

Managing Director

Talent Connection

5 Things to Look for in Your Next Incredible Mentor


Ask the most successful people you know how they got where they are and they'll likely mention at least one mentor who helped them along the way. Whether you're on the giving or receiving end of an investment of time, energy and advice, it's important to see mentoring for what it is: A priceless gift. 

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Talent Quotes

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

- Theodore Roosevelt

Google's HR Chief: The Biggest Mistakes I'm Still Seeing on Resumes

Via LinkedIn

"I've sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I've personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week." Laszlo Bock SVP, People Operations at Google.

In this article, Laszlo lists the five biggest mistakes he sees on resumes, and how to correct them.
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