NESA Employment Discovery Grant Finalist 2017

Jodie Gilliland, KONEKT employment’s General Manager for Compliance, Quality and Practice has been named as one of only six finalists in the prestigious 2017 NESA Employment Discovery Grant. This honour is testament to Jodie’s commitment to the employment services industry, which she has been a part of for over 18 years. The winner of theRead More

Konekt Employment to join market leading return to work solutions provider Konekt Limited

Mission Providence Pty Ltd (“Mission Providence”), a leading provider of services under the Australian Government Department of Employment’s jobactive program, is delighted to announce that it will become a stand-alone division within Konekt Limited (“Konekt”), a market leading provider of return to work solutions throughout Australia. Konekt has entered into a binding agreement to acquireRead More

Robyn is taking ‘A pinch of’ to new heights

‘A pinch of’ is a small Tasmanian artisan food business that creates delicious and unique treats using local ingredients.  Its product range includes hand-crafted flavour infused salts, spices, Tasmanian native/wild food and a range of sweet treats including caramels, popcorn and flavoured walnuts. Sales were initially through local farmers’ markets and food fairs but itRead More

Three finalists for the NNA NEIS Awards

We are extremely proud to have three finalists in the National NEIS Association NEIS Awards. Robyn Mayne (‘a pinch of’) and Natalie Verriest, (Natalie Verriest Art & Design ) were both named as finalists for the BizCover NEIS-Change Award. Jane Simmonds, KONEKT employment NEIS Consultant was named as a finalist for the Tim Cremean UnsungRead More

Financial incentives when you hire new staff

Did you know there are financial incentives available when you hire new staff? Up to $10,000 is available for eligible new employees between 15-25 years Up to $10,000 is available for candidates aged 50 years and over Up to $6,500 is available for eligible candidates between 25-29 years Up to $10,000 is available for eligibleRead More

Shay nominated for the NESA Achiever of the Year Award

We are thrilled that Bairnsdale client Shay Terrick has been named as a national Achiever of the Year finalist in the 2017 NESA National Employment Awards for Excellence. Shay has overcome a wide range of barriers to employment. He had no real work and education experience. He was shy with limited interpersonal skills. He hadRead More

Youth Jobs PaTH

With the Youth Jobs PaTH, you can trial a young person in your business for 4-12 weeks. Internships can help you find out if a young person is the right fit for your business. What’s more, you’ll receive a payment of $1000 to help with the costs of the internship. And if you offer a full-timeRead More

Steps to make a successful NEIS application

The NEIS program provides free training and support to help people who are not currently working to start their very own business. If you’d like to start your own business and you’re thinking about applying to NEIS, keep in mind that your business idea needs to be commercially viable.  You’ll need to show there isRead More

Make a great job interview first impression

First impressions matter more than you think.  Most people form an opinion of you in the first few seconds after you meet, and the impression you leave can greatly influence whether or not you get the job. Here are a few tips to help you make a great first impression. Arrive to the interview atRead More

Why you should research skills in demand areas

If you’re looking for a job, it can be extremely useful to find out about ‘skills in demand’. Employers sometimes find it difficult to find people with the right skills to do a particular job.  When not enough people have the skills to do a particular job, this is called a ‘skills in demand’ area.Read More