September 11 Newsletter
Welcome to our newsletter!
What a tremendous start to spring, there must be something in the air here at Beaumont with numerous engagements, weddings and preparation for upcoming weddings too! Congrats to Ray, Michelle and Janine.
We have also welcomed new consultants to both our City Branch (Chloe Murphy – Accounting & Finance, Vicky Alford – Not for Profit, Katy Clements – Business Services) and North Shore Branch (Raymond Ridgeway – Accounting & Finance) strengthening our presence in these areas.
As for our events calendar two new dates have been released for the Recruitment & Selection workshop, to be held on the North Shore (Chatswood location) -19th October and 8th December – please feel free to contact me if you would be interested in attending. Also a big thank you to everyone whom attended our evening presentation on ‘How To Build A High Performing Culture’ delivered by Ant from Maximus –thank you Ant for delivering such an informative and useful workshop!.
So to the recruitment market –is it slowing? Has it stopped? Is it all doom and gloom? We say not! Many of our clients are growing like never before and some are just proceeding with a little more caution. As for us…September has seen our best ever month in years and we have created several new jobs within our business!
Here’s to a happy and positive spring!
North Shore Branch Manager
Despite the impact of the global financial crisis, the devastating natural disasters earlier this year and the impact of the high Australian dollar on revenue, "Australian public finances are among the strongest in the developed world," stated federal Treasurer Wayne Swan.
Australia is in an enviable position as its deficit is about half of the European Union's current deficit and about a third of that in the US.
However due to deepening concerns of the impact that the euro-zone's debt crisis will dampen global growth and the Australian dollar has dropped significantly in the month of September 2011. Rochford Capital director Thomas Averill believes that the Aussie dollar has dropped on increased market fear linked to the European situation and that it does not speak for Australia's current economic situation.light
Daylight Saving Time Shift Increases Health Risks
from an article by Sydney Morning Herald
This year's time-shift plunged millions of Australians into temporary sleep debt, which experts warn can trigger a jump in workplace accidents and heart attacks. While it delivers an extra hour of daylight during waking hours and reduces energy use, Associate Professor Greg Murray said the change also posed some short-term risks and challenges. "Initially there is an acute sleep deprivation of one hour," Dr Murray, from Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology, said today. "On top of the chronic sleep deprivation that many people suffer, this additional loss of sleep appears to cause decreased alertness, concentration and mental performance."
Dr Murray, who studies the role of circadian rhythms in mood disorders, said it could take days and weeks for a person's sleep-wake rhythm to adjust fully to daylight saving. People who were "more night owlish", often the young, would find the adjustment period particularly tough. An analysis of workplace accidents shows almost a 6 per cent increase in the week following the time-switch, attributed to reduced alertness caused by loss of sleep. Heart attacks increase by 5 per cent, Dr Murray said. There was evidence of a rise in alertness-related car crashes though the picture was complicated by improved lighting during the evening traffic peak. Until our body clock realises the change has happened, we are sleeping at the wrong circadian phase, causing more disturbed sleep," Dr Murray said.
However, he said once the body had adjusted, there were clear benefits. "We have more daylight time in which to exercise, socialise and get some sunlight exposure, which are good for mental health and wellbeing," Dr Murray said.
He offers the following tips to help with the adjustment.
- Plan. It is difficult to go to bed earlier, so plan for feeling a bit sleep deprived in the first days after the switch. Leave early for work or school so you aren't rushing in traffic. If sleep deprivation leaves you irritable, watch your interactions with others.
- Adjust. It is important that the body clock advances to synchronise with the earlier sleep-wake cycle. You can help this process by getting sunlight exposure early in the day. This is particularly important for adolescents and other night owls.
- Celebrate. Dr Murray says humans are social animals and more daylight allows extra time for exercise, meeting friends, and an opportunity to bed down positive new habits.
Getting to know you
Ever wondered what we get up to when we're not at work? This week we are getting to know Chloe Murphy.....
1. What is your role in Beaumont Consulting? Recruitment Consultant- Accounting Division. I specialise in both temporary and permanent accounting roles.
2. What was your first job? Working in the local bakery on Saturdays and Sundays when I was 14.
3. What was your favourite subject at school? Biology and Food Technology
4. If you were stuck on a desert island, what is the one thing you couldn’t do without? My computer with internet access- That way I can have music, books, TV, movies and communication with my friends and family.
5. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their facial expressions- I watch people constantly and try to guess what they’re thinking based on their expressions.
6. Who is someone that inspires you and why? Ita Butrose- She has overcome a lot of hurdles in both her professional and personal life and has still kept her lady-like disposition. She has also become very successful when the odds were against her a lot of the time through her perseverance. I heard her speak earlier this year and she has a very quick witted sense of humour yet still remaining very professional and proper.
7. What do you do in your spare time? Spending time with my friends, family and partner, going to the movies and cooking.
8. What was the last book you read? Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
9. If you could be famous for anything what would it be? Lead singer in a famous band- I can’t sing to save my life but I think it would be quite a fun and exciting life.
10. What’s the best decision you have ever made? Going to university rather than taking a gap year. I don’t think I would have gone at all if I didn’t do it straight from school.
Temp Of The Month
This month our $100 Temp of the Month prize goes to Anna Garvey
This is what the client had to say:
‘I have no hesitations recommending Anna for the temp of the month. Anna is friendly and works cooperatively in her temporary role here at John Sands. She works in her assignment on a part time basis and is flexible with her work here. Well done Anna’.
Well done Anna from the team at Beaumont!