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Female Engineers continue to challenge the status quo in the Built Environment

Society is slowly shifting away from the patriarchal mindset where “males only” are capable of certain types of jobs. We are now seeing an influx …

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Story time: Carrying a powerful advice for 23 years

Once a year, we have the opportunity to start over and do things better than we did the year before. As we enter a new decade, …

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How we survived a 3-day internet outage

Think the unthinkable Over 3 days the last week, Aptus faced internet connectivity issues at our Southbank office in Melbourne. To make things worse, tethering …

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Customer loyalty – Lesson 10 of 10: The basis of my success

Over the past 8 months or so I’ve shared 10 lessons I’ve learned in 10 years of owning Aptus. It’s been a great journey sharing …

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Roofless! Lesson 9 of 10: Resilience

Over 10 years of owning Aptus I’ve learned many lessons however in this blog and video series I’m sharing 10 lessons in 10 years of …

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Stand up Ian Willett

Ian joined Aptus in Melbourne in April 2013. He joined us with five years of recruitment experience in the UK, predominantly in the rail sector. …

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Leaders are in a position of influence – Lesson 8 of 10: Leadership

In 10 years of being a business owner Ive learned many lessons and made many mistakes. This year as we celebrate our 10th year in …

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30% of new starters don’t last 6 months – Lesson 7 of 10: Recruit with retention in mind

In 10 years of being a business owner, I’ve learned many lessons and made many mistakes. This year as we celebrate our 10th year in …

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85% of employees are disengaged at work

Over the past few months I’ve shared 5 lessons I’ve learned in 10 years of being a business owner. Lesson 5 was about empowering our …

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Lesson 5 of 10: Empowerment

Over the years I’ve learned empowering our people isn’t as simple as simply providing a desk, PC and phone. When deciding to found Aptus the …

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What use are interviews?

Job interviews can offer real insights into the mind and likely behaviours of candidates, but only if you approach them in the right way. What …

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Will profiling and psychometric testing mean you always appoint the right people?

Appointing people to key positions is a risk. Decisions that turn out to be poor ones can knock back project delivery and waste time and …

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