Author Archives: Velvet

From Allied Health Assistant to Neurological Occupational Therapist | CASE STUDY

An OT working on the hand of a patient

THE ISSUE Our journey began with a determined and driven candidate who embarked on her career as an Allied Health Assistant (AHA) while simultaneously studying an Occupational Therapy (OT) degree. Balancing work and studies, she displayed an unwavering commitment to her field and a strong desire to contribute meaningfully to the healthcare sector.   DIGGING…

Advocating for an Animal-Assisted Therapy Organisation | CASE STUDY

THE ISSUE A boutique animal-assisted therapy Private Practice in Brisbane was pioneering a unique therapeutic model that was still developing in Australia. They were using Labradors as part of their therapeutic interventions with paediatric clients. Despite having a remarkable offering and numerous referrals, they struggled to find the right staff to join their ranks. They…

Allied Health EMPLOYERS: Keep Recruiter Fees Confidential From Candidates

two women talking to each other in a job interview

In the world of Allied Health job hunting and recruitment, communication is key. However, some conversations are best kept behind closed doors. We’ve recently encountered situations where employers have openly discussed recruiter fees with candidates during the hiring process. This practice not only puts jobseekers in an uncomfortable position but also has a negative impact…

Finding a unique Social Worker role | CASE STUDY

social worker on a couch with a client

THE ISSUE We had a Social Worker come to us looking for a role that would utilise her unique skillset, while also accommodating her lifestyle needs.   DIGGING DEEPER This Social Worker had previously worked for the government in human services and child welfare. Her work environment was very hectic, yet also highly regulated, and…

Speech Pathologist seeking single site | CASE STUDY

school children with colourful backpacks

THE ISSUE We were approached by a Speech Pathologist in Melbourne who was experiencing burnout after years of working in the community NDIS system.   DIGGING DEEPER While she loved her job, what seemed to be the greatest cause of friction for this Speechie was the travel involved in her role. Traveling between clients, while…

Hiring into remote roles | CASE STUDY

a beach in albany western australia

THE ISSUE A client reached out to get help finding a Rehab Consultant, who was either an OT, physio or exercise physiologist, as they could not find anyone locally.   DIGGING DEEPER Due to their extremely remote location (southern Western Australia), this company had pretty much given up hope of finding the right candidate.  …

When your hiring processes let you down | CASE STUDY

a street with 'slow' printed on the ground

THE ISSUE A client of ours was having trouble recruiting candidates. They were getting applicants, but anyone interested was withdrawing from the hiring process before they were sent an offer.   THE INVESTIGATION After analysing their hiring process from our side, it appeared that candidates were interested in this employer, but somewhere along the hiring…