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  • What are the implications of the new legislation on Australia’s cyber security space?

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    Following The Telecommunications and other legislations Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Assistance and Access Act) that took effect as of 6 December 2018, many cyber security and broader technology-based organisations have voiced their opinions on the validity and the real effectiveness of the Act. Under this new law, companies would have to modify their softwar...

  • Progressive Recruitment welcomes 7 new starters into its new graduate program

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    It has been an exciting start to the year for us at the Sydney office. In line with this year’s launch of our in-house recruitment program Recruitment Campus and a revamped curriculum, we have welcomed our new cohort of rookies – class of 2019! Meet the new additions to the team Cynthia, Paulina, Lauren, Lucy, Caila, Chloe and Barbara as they share with us their journey that...

  • 6 tips on how to integrate into a new job

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    “The first three months of any job are an extension of the interview process” said Amanda Augustine, Career Advice Expert at TalentInc. One therefore needs to hit the ground running from day 1. At Progressive Recruitment, we understand that the first three months in a new job are crucial. As a new starter, you only get one chance at making a great first impression – which wi...

  • What are the benefits of working for a global company like Progressive Recruitment

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    It has been eight years since I joined Progressive Recruitment – part of the larger SThree Group and to-date, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work in a diverse environment with colleagues coming from different corners of the globe. I firmly believe that working for a global firm like Progressive Recruitment has equipped me with a breadth of opportunities and m...

  • How is fintech innovation influencing the future of banking?

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    The introduction of digital banks, also known as ‘neo-banks’, has allowed many Australians to lead a more convenient lifestyle whereby individuals are now able to sort out their finances through virtual platforms at any time and any place they want. This emerging product offering created by fintech firms has entered both the consumer and commercial Australian markets during ...

  • Meet two of our rising stars at Progressive Recruitment

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    At Progressive Recruitment, we pride ourselves on growing our team organically. Our team managers have all started with us from the bottom up - as a trainee, learning all aspects of the business at various levels and rising through the ranks, to becoming exemplary leaders of Progressive Recruitment today. We would like to specifically extend a big THANK YOU to two of our ris...

  • What is the impact of Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop?

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    Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop that links all major rail lines in Melbourne with the new airport rail link, has been billed by the Victorian government as the “biggest public transport project in Australian history”. It is a proposed new rail network forming a circle around Melbourne’s suburbs and is a significant milestone set out in the Victorian government’s Plan Melbourn...

  • Is the Australian job market ready for the next mining boom?

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    The Chamber of Minerals and Energy has reported that Australia will be experiencing another mining boom as commodity prices of iron ore and coal have lifted. Following the 11% increase in exports of minerals, metals coal and petroleum totalling $220 billion within the year, mining companies have started working on new projects and have renewed their investment in existing pr...

  • How does job mobility in Australia compare to other countries?

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    A recent study by research specialist McCrindle has shown that the average Australian will have 17 employers from the age of 18 up to retirement – the equivalent of five separate careers in a person’s life. Emerging trends have further shown that job mobility is on the rise with the current national average time spent in a position averaging 3.3 years. Findings from the Depa...

  • What are the three biggest ways that AI will impact the future of IT?

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    We are currently in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution – one that is enabled by self-driving vehicles, multilingual virtual assistants, drones delivering parcels and robots soon joining soldiers on the battlefield. As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to impact businesses all over the world, it is probably fair to say that one of the biggest industries to be ...