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June 18, 2020

Spotlight on Top Office Group with West Bremer Radio

In today’s West Bremer Radio “The Brekky Club Business Spotlight”, Damien interviewed our very own Managing Director, Belinda Hermann.  Thanks for the opportunity West Bremer Radio – local businesses supporting local businesses!  COVID-19 has presented many challenges and Belinda shared some of the local initiatives that Top Office Group are offering to help people find… View Article

May 18, 2020

Executive Outlook (latest trends)

We hope this finds you in good health.  We’re reaching out to share a few ideas on how other local businesses are faring in these unique times, hope you find this helpful. We’ve talked to dozens of business leaders over recent weeks, through our research for Executive Outlook (known as the “most comprehensive and insightful… View Article

March 26, 2020

Stay strong and stay connected

Since founding Top Office Group in 1989, we’ve stood the test of time to survive a recession, GFC and total flood inundation of our Training Academy. But, the breakneck speed of this Corona Virus pandemic is catching us all off guard.  On so many levels, these are terrifying times. Protecting our elderly in nursing homes… View Article

January 24, 2020

Is January the most popular time to change jobs?

If you weren’t quite jumping out of your skin to get back to work after the break, take heart. A new survey by Glassdoor has found almost one in five employees (18%) cited January as the most popular month to change jobs. That’s no surprise to us. We see a surge in job applications every… View Article

Recruitment Assessment

January 22, 2020

Hiring based on interview performance is risky

If you read the stats, in the last century, we have added 30 years to our life span.  We are working longer with 20% of Australians over 70 reportedly still engaged in the workforce.  We have five generations working side by side and with that comes stereotypes. In recruitment, I hear the concerns of employers… View Article

business administration traineeship

January 14, 2020

Enhance your office resources with a Business Administration Trainee

Many years ago, I started my career on a business administration traineeship.  12 month training contract with my employer, learn the business from the ground up, do the hard yards, earn your qualification working and studying and then wait and see if you have earnt a spot on the permanent payroll at the end of… View Article

November 28, 2019

Latest trends from Executive Outlook (dip in confidence, workplace burnout and more)

Presented exclusively by Top Office Group, Executive Outlook is known as the “most comprehensive, insightful and valuable study of this region” (for our 11th year running). We reported last month that our interviews with business leaders reflected a dip in confidence (down from 71% to 56%). We’re optimistic about our fast-growing region, but sluggish growth… View Article


November 26, 2019

My number one interview question

Working with a set of interview questions that you plan to ask each interviewee (aligned to the job requirements and objectives) gives all applicants an equal chance to shine. I find that it also helps to eliminate any unintended bias that I might have from reviewing the resume (and with stats showing that 1 in… View Article


October 21, 2019

Can you test behaviour?

Can you test behaviour? I don’t think so – a test denotes there is a right or wrong answer and this is not what behavioural assessment is all about. But what a behavioural assessment can do is provide you with an insight in to how an applicant is likely to act in the workplace, how… View Article