FNQ Business News

Welcome to the first Edition of our FNQ Business News Magazine.

This digital magazine is a collaboration of business professionals who have the skills and experience to help you navigate through these challenging times we have experienced over the last two years.

Signature Staff specialises in recruitment and labour hire services within the Far North Queensland region and offer businesses the best solutions in this space.

There is no question that the last 18 months have necessitated a never-before-seen shift in the way we work and what jobs and skill sets are proving popular in the employment market. The COVID-19 crisis has brought the “future of work” forward. While the big forces affecting work such as technology change, competition, globalisation, and organisational change have been around for years, the pandemic forced businesses to make decisions that perhaps they would not consider in the pre COVID era.

The FNQ business community has been somewhat affected by the government restrictions. However, not as much as other states.

Businesses in trade and service have seen a nice momentum but are quite challenged with the task of finding employees. Our tourism and hospitality sector were impacted greatly not only due to the harsh border lockdowns but also due to workforce availability, as well as not being able to rely on the good old backpackers.

So, currently we are experiencing the “Employee market” and as employers we require to be more creative in attracting the talent pool. Happy to catch up with you for a coffee to share my strategies for current market trends.

With 2022 around the corner, now is the right time to evaluate the year’s wins, challenges, and plan for a good transition into the next year. Looking at your work culture would be my suggestion. Especially when your staff might feel vulnerable and unsafe in current circumstances. Creating open communication without judgement and discrimination will show your employees your strength in leadership.

We have built Signature Staff on strong core values of professionalism, integrity, respect and a commitment to deliver the highest possible level of customer service to each and every client and candidate who we work with. Living these values is the key to our organisation’s success.

We hope you enjoy the articles throughout this publication, and that they help your business prosper.

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We Make Staffing Simple and Business Brilliant…

Vlasta Eriksson
Signature Staff, Founder / Director

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