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How can you help employees deal with the Christmas rush?

​Our forums on Employee Wellbeing revealed the many challenges faced by both managers and employees with regard to workplace stress. In the article below, WorkPro shares some tips on how to effecti...

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Whats Next Blog (1)

How do you know when it’s time for a new job?

​There is a theory that most jobs have an expiry date – that what you felt so passionate about and enjoyed doing on a daily basis in the beginning doesn’t last forever. You may have already experie...

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Company Update: DFP Recruitment Leadership Changes

​The Will Asia Pacific Board today announced the resignation of DFP Recruitment Services’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert van Stokrom with his last day to be Friday 11 March, 2022. The Board h...

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Mental Health Blog (2)

Maintaining wellbeing during your job search

​The process of searching for a job is one rigged with highs and lows. It is a difficult process for many reasons, the loneliness, lack of supervision and structure, and the unpredictability of suc...

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Encouraging diversity in the workplace

​If you happen to tune into your local news station around a topic of diversity or multiculturalism, you’re more than likely to pick up a political sound bite about how well Australia does diversit...

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DFP Project Job Index – March 2018

A summary of demand for jobs in the project management sector for the month of March 2018.

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The Benefits of an Internship

​To intern or not to intern? That is the question. At least it used to be the question among students on the cusp of graduation. Sadly the value of the internship seems to have changed as evident b...

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Power napping – A key to employee wellbeing

​Many organisations have started to realise the importance of sleep health for their staff and the benefits of an integrated wellbeing program and its effects on employee productivity. While it may...

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R U OK? day – A little effort can make a big difference

​You wake up in the morning and turn the alarm off on your phone. You check for any messages, notifications and content that you find interesting on your commute to work. Depending on the type of j...

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Building Resilience Blog

How to build resilient teams in your organisation

​Building resilience has been a hot topic within many businesses for a while now. As organisations continue to realise the benefits of having team members who can handle stress, successfully underg...

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Caring Manager

How to address presenteeism in organisations

​As organisations continue to focus on reducing absenteeism, presenteeism remains a problem that’s unaddressed. With the cost and occurrence of presenteeism being higher than absenteeism, why aren’...

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Arriving Early Blog

Why you shouldn’t arrive too early for your interview

When it comes to interview preparation, most job seekers would attest to the many articles they have come across emphasising the importance of arriving on time for their interview. Being late to an...

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Wellbeing Article Blog

Workplace wellbeing strategy: getting it right

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver an effective workplace well-being strategy. DFP CEO Robert van Stokrom shares in...

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Strudwick HR changes to DFP Recruitment

​Coinciding with the 5 year anniversary of acquisition, Strudwick HR is now trading as DFP Recruitment, providing a wider range of services across the Goldfields region including:Comprehensive offe...

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Mining economy showing signs of recovery

​The following article and image have been re-produced from the West Australian, published on Monday, 13 March 2017.Slim pickings for rock kickersBy: Josh ChiatThe rest of the mining economy seems ...

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How to handle unconscious bias at work

​A few years ago when Youtube launched the video upload feature in their app, they were surprised to notice that 5-10% of videos uploaded were appearing upside-down. How could there be a knowledge ...

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Disability Employment – DFP Recruitment is a Disability Confident Recruiter (DCR)

​DFP Recruitment is the first labour hire recruitment company in Australia to become a Disability Confident Recruiter (DCR).  The Australian Network on Disability (AND) presented DFP with the DCR c...

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Mining Man

WA miners get back to work

​The below article was published by Kim Macdonald of The West Australian on September 9, 2016. Demand for WA resource workers has jumped more than 16 per cent in the past year, according to nationa...

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Gender equality – ideas to generate innovation and commitment

​On July 20 2016, DFP and the Gender, Leadership and Social  Sustainability Research Unit (GLASS) at Monash University, conducted a forum on progressing gender equality in the workplace. The forum ...

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Tired At Work

Presenteeism and the cost to your organisation

While Absenteeism can be obvious and easier to measure, presenteeism is subtle and difficult to pin point. Presenteeism is when an employee is physically at work but is not being productive. Or as ...

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2016 Telstra Business Awards – A night of recognition

​Last week I wrote about our finalist nomination for the 2016 Telstra Business Awards and how much it meant for the entire DFP organisation. On Tuesday night, we received our award, together with t...

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DFP is nominated for 2016 Telstra Business Awards

Being considered for an award is an honour in itself; being nominated by your peers for one is just amazing! The recognition of being a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards is humbling and ...

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Parental leave for men – Changing the fear factor

​The following article was published in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) by Rebecca Greenfield on Jun 21 2016 at 2:45 PMShould men be afraid to take parental leaveMen not taking time off to ca...

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Gender Equality

What does it take to achieve gender equality in the workplace

​In 2015, Actress Patricia Arquette used her Oscar winning speech to highlight the need for urgent action to address Gender Inequality, not just in Hollywood but throughout industries in America. L...

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Prices stable but mining jobs hit record lows

​The following article was published by Paul Garvey from The Australian, commenting on recent job performance in the Mining and Resources sector featuring the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index.The...

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Lie Detector

Spot a lie like the FBI-How to know when someone is not truthful

​Think about an interviewee who seems like a great fit, but doesn’t quite answer a specific question about their experience. Or, perhaps you’re in the midst of a business negotiation that is starti...

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Wellbeing Part 4

Workplace well-being programs – An ongoing dynamic process

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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Wellbeing Part 3

Dealing with the challenges of a workplace well-being strategy

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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Wellbeing Part 2

How to create workplace well-being programs

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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Workplace well-being – 11 guaranteed ways to fail

Organisations continue to understand the positive impact gained from placing an emphasis on employee health and engagement in their managerial process. DFP’s recent forums on employee well-being ha...

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The importance of workplace gender equality

​At the beginning of October, the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) launched the GEI3 Pay Equity data for 2014-15 accompanied by the 2015 pay equity report card, as well as a case study from th...

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Resilience Blog

How do you build resilience into your organisation

​“Letting it go”, “willingness to try and willingness to fail”, “openness to change”, “challenging the status quo” – these were just some of the ideas shared by participants about what resilience m...

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Keeping your workplace safe

​DFP Wins RCSA McLean award for workplace safety.Our Corporate Value Safety states ‘DFP People put safety first’.At DFP, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employe...

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The Importance of References

​DFP CEO Robert van Stokrom talks to Perth radioon the importance of references and police checks in the recruitment process.

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Introducing the new DFP website – A more personalised experience

​The new DFP website helps you stay connected anytime, anywhere.DFP Recruitment is excited to introduce the new, a website responsively designed to adjust to your device and platform. T...

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How to reduce contact centre absenteeism?

With all the advancements in contact centre technology and practices, one challenge still remains at the forefront of day to day operations; absenteeism. The impact of absenteeism continues to undo...

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Believing in the culture

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend an AFL Coaching session, facilitated by the Hawthorn Football Club. Whilst not a Hawks supporter, I must say I was really impressed with what I saw.Not onl...

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First Bounce

​As we approach the start of a new AFL season (you beauty), what can you compare it to in business?As a member of our organisations Leadership Team, the expectation could be to compare it to the co...

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