11 – Returning to the workplace checklists
Where the jobs are and other useful things to know and do for all the employers, contractors and job seekers in the Spinifex community
How prepared are we to work in the new normal? Now’s a good time to pause for a COVID-safe health check:
- Are you ready to bring people back to the workplace?
- Are you ready to apply for a job?
But first, let’s start with where the jobs are
Over the past week, we’ve listed a number of job opportunities in the following sectors and locations across NSW. Around 26% of those jobs are in the Construction sector.
|Cootamundra||Sydney – City, St Leonards|
For more information, take a look at our current job opportunities https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/jobs.php
Also check out the Australian Government Jobs Hub https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub
Are you ready to bring people back to the workplace?
Checklist for employers
- Are you aware of all the risks of running a COVID-safe workplace in your industry? https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces
- Do you know the standards all employers must adhere to? https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/other-resources/national-covid-19-safe-workplace-principles
- Do you understand your rights and responsibilities, and those of your employees, at work in the COVID environment? https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au
- Have you got a plan? https://www.pmc.gov.au/nccc/resources/planning-tool-help-businesses-reopen-and-be-covidsafe
- Do you have all the resources you need to promote a COVID-safe workplace? https://www.australia.gov.au/covidsafe-resources
Are you taking advantage of the support and resources available to you?
- For businesses (including Not For Profits) and employers https://www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19/
- For businesses in a region, community or industry sector disproportionately affected by COVID https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/covid-19-relief-and-recovery-fund.aspx
- For employers with trainees and apprentices https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/node/3940
- For employing people with disability, including mental health conditions https://www.jobaccess.gov.au AND https://www.nds.org.au/resources/all-resources/coronavirus-covid-19
Are you ready to apply for a job?
Checklist for job seekers
- Have you researched employers you want to work for to understand how your skills can meet their needs? https://www.jobjumpstart.gov.au/article/how-research-employers
- Is your resume up to scratch? https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/candidates.php#resume
- Do you have a cover letter template prepared, so you can quickly tailor it to a job description? https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/candidates.php#coverletter
- Is your network healthy? Whether you’re on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook Jobs, or all of the above:
- Is your profile up to date and appealing to employers?
- Are you connected to the right networks such as employers you are interested in, industry associations and topics related to your line of work?
- Do you set aside a little time each day to participate in those networks, such as posting interesting stories you find or asking thought-provoking questions of other network members?
- Have you taken a look at your connections? You might know someone who knows someone
- Are you confident with your interview skills, whether in person or video? https://au.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/video-interview-guide AND https://www.springboard.com/blog/covid19-virtual-job-video-interview-tips/
- Are your skills competitive? Use your social network to see other profiles of other people looking for similar work. Build on your existing skills or develop new ones https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses
- If you have a disability, are you aware of the resources available for you to find work https://www.jobaccess.gov.auAND https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/information-and-referrals-for-people-with-disability-and-their-supporters-about-coronavirus-covid-19
Next week, we’re sliding into the world of cutting-edge science
A joint venture between one of Australia’s most progressive dairy farms and world-leading genetic service providers will see new opportunities for local and international veterinarian professionals to access advanced reproductive services and training. We’ll cover this and other opportunities in the STEAM* sector with our resident specialist Melinda Barton.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture & Manufacturing
Until then, stay safe
|Scott C Small||Victoria Bila|
|Managing Director||Group Manager – Operations|
|Andrew Egan||Damien O’Donnell|
|Group Manager – Regional Operations||Group Manager – Regional & Executive|
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