It’s Friday, which means it’s the end of the work week and it’s also the end of the first month of 2020! If your New Year resolutions are not completely on track, don’t be discouraged. Remember not to let your fears hold you back—in your career or your life! Endings are opportunities for new beginnings. Take the weekend to recharge, rejuvenate, and reflect on what you really want. ‘It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power’ – Robert T. Kiyosaki. Have a safe and wonderful weekend.
Walk confidently, Team Peninsula Personnel
Northern Beaches Council will host Rock Relief at Brookvale Oval headlined by the Hoodoo Gurus with Christine Anu, Shannon Noll, The Superjesus, Graace, The Choirboys, Dog Trumpet and many more. This is an all-ages event with lots of family entertainment.
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The bushfire crisis we’re currently experiencing in Australia has prompted an outpouring of generosity.
This event is a fantastic way to show your support and enjoy a community event.
Did you know The Northern Beaches has the second highest number of businesses of all the local government areas in NSW, behind the city of Sydney? The market is growing too!
Looking into the future, the Northern Beaches Council has put into place strategic action to grow the employment sector. In Brookvale, the Peninsula’s current employment hub is expected to offer 23,000 to 26,000 more jobs by 2036. The Mall is expanding, a new Town Centre on either side of Pittwater road will bring more mixed-use businesses, housing and offices. The council is also looking to replenish the industrial area with night-time dining and small bars.
Frenchs Forest, the health precinct and nearby business centre, will provide 12,000 to 13,000 new jobs by 2036. Jobs for professional health service providers will be abundant. The Forest Way Shopping Centre is planned to expand to accommodate the growing work population in the area.
Manly and Dee Why will continue to be key employment areas. Jobs expected to grow by 1000 – 1500 by 2036. Tourism, retail and nightlife are the main industries. The council is exploring low impact night-time activities such as pop-up food trucks and eat streets.
Make an appointment with Peninsula Personnel today and ensure you secure a local position during this Northern Beaches employment growth cycle. Regain your travel time and spend it at the beach!
Source: Data from Peninsula Living Magazine – January Edition – www.activenetworks.com.au
Why businesses need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable
The Peninsula Personnel team recently attended the 2019 World Employment Conference. One of the guest speakers we found particularly interesting was Gus Balbontin, past Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet. Gus joined Seek to discuss further why businesses need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. He explains that businesses must avoid an ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ mentality at all costs, and that transformation and innovation require leaders who are skilled in developing or hiring curious, courageous and diverse teams. The challenge is the longer we’ve been in business, the more uncomfortable we are to head into ‘chaos’ to explore improvements.
With over 30 years in the recruitment industry, we’ve seen fax disrupt the delivery of CVs in person, then email killed the fax, and now social media and cloud-based technology is changing the way we engage with job boards and candidates. Investing and utilising, as we have, in the right tech platforms are certainly crucial as the future workforce and customer are the most web-savvy and app-friendly generation we’ve seen. Be cautious, although the disruption is occurring at the much faster speed, AI can’t build rapport. The foundation for any successful business is to establish human relationships and create great customer experiences, the human element and having the right people in your business are still essential! Know your customers and use the appropriate technology to increase efficiencies with customers, not you in mind.
At ‘The 2019 RCSA International Conference’ we heard from the extraordinary Alexia Hilbertidou (19-years-old), the founder and CEO of GirlBoss NZ – a 10,500 strong army of young women. Alexia presented surprising insights into the minds of Gen Z (10-22-year old). She described how they have been impacted by their upbringing, plus ways in which we can support this next generation of young workers & TRY to keep up with them.
Here’s the surprise… GenZers share generational DNA with their grandparents and great-grandparents, the Silent generation that came of age in the wake of World War II. The audience asked ourselves, how do the 21st-century babies, born with iPhones in their hands, with attention spans of 8 seconds, Gen Z, have the same generational personality as the hardworking, sensible, loyal Silent generation??? Here’s what we learnt.
A ”new silent generation” is emerging for those born during the early 2000s, since like their great grandparents in the silent generation, their childhood is also deemed to be marked by war and economic recession. Their young minds saw/or see very risky worlds. In response, they become more risk adverse. Rates of drinking, drug use and pregnancy are low among Zs. They tend to play it safe. They are home bodies (Netflix binges), save their money and browse rather than buy.
They are optimistic – ‘Glass half full’. The future looked bright to Silents. They’d seen depression and war and had come through it. We’re already seeing that same resiliency in Gen Z, a lack of cynicism and a hopefulness whose time has come again. They have experienced pain and are ready for the new awakening.
Other take-outs, GenZ – they solve problems themselves rather than asking for help, they are fiercely competitive, due to the ‘reality’ entertainment they are raised on. Bachelor, X-factor, The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, Master Chef and so on. They are boycotting formal education and opting for self-teaching or starting their own businesses to support themselves.
Gen Z – resilient, competitive, problem-solvers, wanting to save their own money and make the world a better place. They want work, and they are looking for financial security. They realise living at home for free is not an option or long-term strategy. Now armed with technology and the ability to mobilize quickly Gen Z are not to be ignored. We, at Peninsula Personnel, are excited to be a conduit for the future leaders heading into the new world of work #loveyourwork.
Guest speaker 10am
30/22 Fisher Road
Lily Gubbay is a volunteer Cancer Council Community Ambassador and will be speaking on the day to share her inspirational story to provide hope, comfort and courage to others whose lives have been touched by cancer and to raise awareness for the much-needed funding required for research, prevention and support programs which could help achieve a cancer free future.
Please join us, all you need is a gold coin donation for coffee, tea, cakes, sandwiches and hot food.
Bring extra money for our raffle, silent auctions items, mystery envelope vouchers & guessing game prizes. Raffle drawn 11am