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  • Progressive Recruitment goes to Lansdowne Cup Rugby Lunch!

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    2018 marks 39 years since Ireland defeated Australia's Wallabies in Sydney. To celebrate, Progressive Recruitment invited their clients to the well-anticipated Lansdowne Cup Rugby lunch held at Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney. It was a day of celebration of both rugby and the close relationship that Australia has with Ireland. For those who are unfamiliar with the e...

  • How technology is changing the way people apply for jobs

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    As technology advances, the process of applying for a job has significantly changed, with the days of handing in paper CV’s slowly becoming a thing of the past. With companies re-thinking the different ways in which they handle the job application process, we decided to take a look into how this impacts recruitment. The value of job boards and storing data online When lookin...

  • Progressive Recruitment shows support for youth mentorship at the Raise Foundation

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    Every year, Progressive Recruitment takes part in the Raise Foundation event in support of young people at risk of disengagement. The Raise Foundation is a registered Australian charity which provides mentoring programs for young people in high schools and the wider community. At this year’s event, we were delighted to have inspirational speaker Professor Michelle Simmons. M...

  • Friday night lights: Progressive Recruitment goes to AFL!

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    The Australian Football League (AFL) season kicked off on 22 March 2018. To celebrate, we took our clients and candidates to the Hawthorn v/s Sydney Swans game at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG) in Melbourne last month. AFL is an integral part of many Australian communities and the AFL culture is exceptionally strong in Melbourne. It was therefore a fantastic opportunity...

  • Spotlight on Vivid Sydney

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    This year, Progressive Recruitment celebrated Vivid Sydney on a catamaran private charter over two separate nights. On this occasion, we invited our clients and candidates to join us aboard the Nevaeh that departed at Town's Place Wharf for a night cruise around the Sydney harbour. It was a fantastic way to see the lights of the city with those that we have built relationshi...

  • How beneficial is cloud migration for your organisation?

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    Cloud migration – the process of moving data and applications from local storage devices to a remote database, or moving them from one cloud to another – is becoming more prominent today. According to the “Anatomy of a cloud migration” report released by Rackspace, companies are migrating to the cloud due to the increased availability of technological advances – rather than ...

  • AI singularity is on its way

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    “200 scientists average that singularity is only 20 years away,” stated Liesl Yearsley, CEO of Akin.com, at the 2018 CeBIT Conference in Sydney. Singularity is a term used by many scientists to refer to a point in the near future where machines will have a technologically-created cognitive capacity far beyond that of humankind. In comparison to today where Artificial Intelli...

  • Why benefits could be the key to untapped talent

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    You may be surprised to learn that 79% of employees would prefer an enhanced benefits package to a salary increase. With this in mind, hiring managers are missing a trick if they don’t highlight the benefits of a role when advertising a new job. We spoke with Simon Costa, Client Relationship Manager at Progressive Recruitment and part of the larger SThree Group, to find out ...

  • How top tech can attract top talent

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    When looking for a new job, finding a working environment that suits you is important. Technology is significantly changing the way we work, so it’s not surprising good tech is one of the biggest things candidates look for when choosing a new job. If your company’s systems aren’t up to scratch, you could risk losing out on your next big hire. We spoke to Kirsty Shillan, Seni...

  • Diversity in Technology

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    Last week, Simon Costa - our Client Services Manager at Progressive Recruitment (part of the larger SThree Group), recorded the second podcast in the SThree Australia series. In this episode, Karen Katz - Board member from volunteer organisation Girls in Tech, joined us to provide her insights on diversity in the workplace and more specifically within the technology space. I...