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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
March 24, 2022

Coceptive wins top spot at Canberra Business Awards

The Canberra Region Local Business Awards pay tribute to and reward the community's best businesses, bring people together, and celebrate excellence and quality. In developing and strengthening the bonds between businesses and the community, the Awards aim to improve the...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
January 1, 2022

Terminating employees during probation

Many, if not, most employment contracts contain a probationary period during which the employer can terminate the worker’s employment without having to go through all the usual processes. But when should you invoke its terms? This is a human resources...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
October 28, 2021

NSW employer liable for COVID-19 death at work

An employer has been ordered to pay over $830,000 in death benefits and funeral costs due to COVID-19 death at work, and could potentially be on the hook for millions more. Even with the prospect of over 90 per cent...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
September 29, 2021

HR and recruitment activity & easing restrictions in ACT

ACT Lockdown After seven weeks of lockdown in the ACT – our longest since the pandemic began – life is looking like it will slowly return to normal for us in Canberra. This week, the government released a detailed roadmap to ease...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
September 15, 2021

Coceptive to mandate COVID-19 vaccination of all staff

Coceptive Consulting Group will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of our commitment to safety. Frontline employees including consultants and administration staff  will need to be fully vaccinated by 15 November 2021 and the remainder...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
September 2, 2021

Coceptive a finalist in Local Business Awards for the second year in a row

The Canberra Region Local Business Awards pay tribute to and reward the community's best businesses, bring people together, and celebrate excellence and quality. In developing and strengthening the bonds between businesses and the community, the Awards aim to improve the...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
August 6, 2021

Brand new HR services to help you achieve your business growth goals

Do you need a more holistic approach to employment services? To help you focus on more of what matters in your business, Coceptive now offers brand new HR services. Retaining an in-house HR team can be a big investment. As...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
July 8, 2021

The current state of recruitment amidst restrictions.

Increased restrictions are impacting recruitment conditions and candidate demand is stronger than ever, with three sectors attracting the greatest number of applications. Aside from newly introduced mask regulations, Canberra has been minimally impacted by COVID-19, with no lockdowns as of...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
June 24, 2021

Miscarriage Leave: NSW offers benefit in public sector

Public sector employees in New South Wales who suffer the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth are now entitled to bereavement leave of up to five working days. The paid leave benefit, worth up to $12m a year,...

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Tori McGlynn
Posted by Tori McGlynn
June 8, 2021

New opportunities in the new financial year

The new financial year always brings fresh activity to the job market as organisations set goals and targets, allocate projects and create roles. For organisations, it’s a great time to recruit quality staff. For individuals, it’s a valuable time to...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
May 31, 2021

Coceptive Recruitment a finalist in Australian Small Business Champion Awards

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards, the most prestigious and competitive small business awards program in Australia, celebrates people and businesses in our country defined by hard work, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, we received the exciting news Coceptive Recruitment...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
May 30, 2021

Full-time employment at a record high; unemployment rate drops to 5.5 per cent

Labour force figures released last week show there were 13,040,400 Australians in work in April 2021, with the level of employment now 45,900 (or 0.4 per cent) above its pre-COVID level in March 2020 and 902,500 (or 7.4 per cent)...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
May 17, 2021

Overcoming natural disasters: How Coceptive Recruitment survived fires and floods

Natural disasters typically instil a climate of fear. In 2019 and 2020, my home and various other regions across Southern NSW and the ACT were in the thick of raging bushfires. On New Year’s Eve, I was woken by a...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
May 14, 2021

Congratulations our Principal Consultant Luke, RSCA Rising Star Award finalist 2021

Today was an extraordinary day for Coceptive Recruitment, as our Principal Consultant Luke Hemmings was announced as a finalist in the RSCA Industry Awards for the Rising Star Award 2021. As a member of RSCA, we drive involvement in the...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
April 23, 2021

How COVID-19 Has Changed Your Workers’ Compensation Liabilities

We're all aware of the dangers of workers contracting the coronavirus. What then is the fallout for employers' role across the country in keeping staff COVID-19 safe? The most recent figures available show 533 COVID-19 related workers' compensation claims were lodged across...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
January 12, 2021

Employment Proposals Set to Impact Australian Employers in 2021

2021 is set to be a bumper year for employment law changes with a number of wide-ranging proposals in the pipeline. The Coalition government’s Industrial Relations reform bill, which was unveiled at the end of 2020, is likely to have...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
December 7, 2020

Sweeping Changes to Casual Employment Announced

Fair Work Act amendments could impact more than 2.6 million casual employees in Australia. The Federal Government is set to introduce to sweeping changes to the country’s industrial relations laws, which are expected to have a profound impact on the...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
September 22, 2020

Coceptive Announced as Finalists In Local Business Awards

Coceptive Recruitment has been recognised by the Canberra 2020 Local Business Awards, taking out a place in the 'Professional Services Category as a finalist. The Canberra based recruitment agency is looking forward to sharing the stage with the some of...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
September 9, 2020

Why This Country is Calling For a Six-Hour Workday

The ministers’ approach to work/life balance is a lesson for other countries. Top officials in Finland are renewing calls to adopt the six-hour workday as well as similar measures that aim to promote a better work/life balance for Finnish employees....

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
September 4, 2020

From Rock Bottom to Rising Star in 12 Months - Our Founder's Story

Coceptive Recruitment Founder & Senior Associate Luke Hemmings is on top of his game and yet he feels like he is just getting started. He explains his story and journey of success in his own words. Rising in the ranks,...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
August 26, 2020

Coceptive Announces New Partnership With Vincere

Coceptive Recruitment is thrilled to announce that our firm has forged a commercial partnership with Recruitment Software provider Vincere. This relationship presents some exciting opportunities for the two organisations to collaborate in areas of development, marketing and client and candidate...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
August 20, 2020

One of Australia’s Best Joins The Coceptive Recruitment Team

Industry veteran and super star Copywriter/ Journalist Dayarne Smith takes the next step in her career. The elite performer has carved out a formidable reputation in Australia for her incredible work ethic and energy to not only deliver the best...

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Luke Hemmings
Posted by Luke Hemmings
July 21, 2020

JobKeeper 2.0: Here’s The Insights & What You Need to Know

The JobKeeper wage subsidy will continue until March 2021, but it won’t look the same after September. The end date of the federal wage subsidy JobKeeper has been postponed from September this year until March 2021. There were rumblings that...

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Suzanne Mussillon
Posted by Suzanne Mussillon
July 13, 2020

Luke Hemmings named finalist in this Year’s Australian HR Awards

Coceptive Recruitment’s Luke Hemmings has been named Australian HR Rising Star finalist – in the nationally recognised Australian HR Awards 2020. Now in its seventh year, the awards celebrate the best of the best in the Australian HR industry and is the...

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