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  • 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...

  • Sydney leading the tech startups ecosystem in APAC

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    According to Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem 2018 Report, the biggest tech startup ecosystem in Australia this year is in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) – home to nearly half of the nation's startup businesses and ranked 16th on the global Startup Ecosystem Index. The State of NSW and its regional government are actively supporting the startup ecosystem through organisation...

  • Recruitment in a candidate-led market in technology

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    On 9 April 2018, Simon Costa - our Client Services Manager at Progressive Recruitment (part of the larger SThree Group), recorded a 17-minute podcast with Kathrin Allen - EPMO Lead at Spotless Group, to shed light on the evolvement of the recruitment industry in a candidate-led market, more specifically within the technology space. A candidate-led market exists where there i...

  • Progressive Australia celebrates Easter early with Peter Rabbit

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    Last Sunday, we organised a Family Day featuring a private screening of Peter Rabbit at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. We would like to thank all 200 clients and candidates who joined us to celebrate an early Easter together, along with their families. Our event comprised of interactive activities including an Easter egg hunt, face painting and balloon sculpting that...

  • Is the Oil and Gas Industry taking a positive turn in the UAE?

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    As global oil prices begin to rise again, the oil and gas sector is looking slightly optimistic as it starts to take an upturn from its prolonged slump since 2014. Like other energy-rich Gulf States, Oman was hit hard by the slump in oil prices. This led them to join an agreement by oil producers to cut output in an attempt to shore up prices. As a result, UAE fuel prices hi...