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Wellness Matters

Real-life blogs written by different #HOBANites, professional wellness tips, and easy, delicious healthy recipes.

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Labour Force Snapshot – September 2021

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country in sight Andrew Green, HOBAN Recruitment’s National Sales Manager reviews, the latest trends in the Australian labour market. Unemployment rate increases for the first time in almost 12 months to 4.6% NSW recovery drives national job growth  The number of people looking for work continues to…

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Harnessing the Power of Positive Messages

Marie Kondo will not be impressed but my house is strewn with post-it notes containing positive messages. It started after I texted a friend when I was having a particularly bad day and had run out of ice-cream. She responded with a photo of a note that read “No feeling is final”. She’d placed the…

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Exercise For The Mind

The benefits of physical activity on your mind and body One of the best ways to improve your mental health is by building a routine of regular exercise. It’s helped me greatly during some of the more stressful points in my life, and I believe staying fit is equally important for both body and mind….

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HOBAN Recruitment’s Jane Rose appointed to RCSA Western Australia Regional Council

HOBAN Recruitment is delighted to announce that Strategic Account Manager, Jan Rose has recently been elected to the RCSA Western Australia regional council.   The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Australia & New Zealand (RCSA) is the peak body for the recruitment and staffing industry in Australia and New Zealand. The body sets the benchmark…

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Making the Most of Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings is polarising. For some, this is a divisor with our loved ones: many loving the extra-long sunny days, with others groaning about the shorter winter days and disruption of circadian rhythms. Let alone what it allegedly does to the curtains in Queensland and Western Australia… Staring down the barrel of a clock change…

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The 5 Amazing Benefits of Keeping Houseplants in Your Home

We all know someone that has a few too many houseplants in their home, it can sometimes feel like walking into a tropical rainforest. There are actually several positive benefits of keeping houseplants in your home directly backed by science. These benefits can include improved sleep, purified air, improved productivity and even reduced allergies. Maybe…

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Labour Force Snapshot – August 2021

HOBAN Recruitment’s National Sales Manager looks at the latest trends in the labour market. Unemployment falls again to 13-year record low of 4.5 per cent Applications per job declined compared to last month  ABS sees a reduction on the labour participation rate Unemployment rate Decreased to 4.5% Employment Decreased to 13,022,600 Participation rate Decreased to…

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Fun Activities for the School Holidays!

School holidays have arrived and for many, it’s earlier than planned. Whether you have 10 minutes or a few hours, there are plenty of exciting and even educational activities for the kids.

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R U Really OK?

R U OK? Day is a celebrated day which reminds us to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them. This year’s key message is to double check – are they really ok?

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Why Being Kind is Good for You

Studies have shown the positive effects of being kind include improved mood, increased happiness and calmness as well as many positive health benefits.

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Labour Force Snapshot – July 2021

HOBAN’s National Sales Manager, Andrew Green, reviews the state of the national labour force for July 2021. Australia’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6% in June 2021, reports ABS The lowest unemployment figure in almost 13 years More people giving up on finding work due to ‘economic reasons’ It’s that time of the month again where…

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One Simple Step You Can Take To Significantly Improve Your Mood

Whether you are feeling upset, angry, sluggish or down – getting outside and going for a walk is an easy and effective way to lift your mood!

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Ditching the Digital to Get Hands-On

It has been quite easy to slip into a lazy spiral of gaming and binge watching movies and TV shows while we’re mostly stuck indoors. Sometimes we need to pull ourselves away from the digital and try something different, stimulate our brains and try something hands-on.

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How to Be at Home like a Boss

There’s a lot of uncertainty floating around at the moment, so we thought it would be useful to focus on some helpful tips and tricks to make the most out of staying at home! If you’re like me and enjoy the outdoors, adventuring or simply taking in the sights, staying home might seem a little…

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Some Light Reading

More and more organisations are implementing strategies to ensure they are providing a happy, healthy place to work for their employees. Despite this emphasis on wellness, many still neglect one of the most important – and easily accessible – tools for vitality: sunlight.

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Finding a Balance With Social Media

If you’re like me, social media has been a bit of an escape during the past couple of years. It was the last thing I would do before I went to bed, and the first thing I did when I woke up. Whenever I had a moment not filled with some kind of tangible stimulation,…

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