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This C.R.A.B. Knows Everything About Hiring!

This is C.R.A.B. Since he’s an aquatic (albeit very stylish) crustacean, he may not look like he knows much about hospitality, but he’ll help your hiring go swimmingly.

Whether you’re a Jobseeker hoping to grow your profile, or an Employer looking for the best staff out there to hire, C.R.A.B. is your new best friend!

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Big Bucks or Flexibility – Which Would You Prefer?

If faced with the choice, would you rather a raise in pay, or the opportunity to choose when you work? In an ideal world, you could have both. As you well know, though, ideals don’t often line up with reality.

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Is It Time to Say Bye to Cash?

In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan asserted “Cash rules everything around me.” Nearly twenty-five years on, it certainly seems that that’s not the case anymore.

How often do you use cash? Many of us are using cash less and less, discarding it as an inconvenience when one card will do.

Perhaps a better question is: How often do you need cash? In metropolitan areas it’s pretty rare to find a business that can’t accept card transactions. In Australia, as many as 75% of face-to-face transactions are done without physical money, and that’s not even factoring the enormous amounts of shopping we do online.
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Instahire Partners with Sydney’s Premiere Staffing Agency

The Instahire app is hyped to announce the details of their partnership with Sydney’s premiere hospitality and entertainment staffing provider, the Clifford Wallace Agency.

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Social or Shy: Five Essential Workplace Icebreakers

Some people find it easy to meet new people and instantly develop a rapport with them. Others tend to be more reticent and can take time warming up. If you’re moving between workplaces all the time and doing a long of short-term, casual work, that can be a problem. Making the most of your relationship with your coworkers is making the most of your time at work.

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How to Create the Perfect Job Seeker Profile

For a jobseeker on Instahire, the profile is everything. It’s your first point of contact for every potential employer, and it’s responsible for putting your best foot forward to find the perfect jobs for you. The jobseeker profile gives you the ability to finely control how potential employers see you and greatly increase the chance that they will see you as the perfect candidate for their last-minute staffing needs.

Get Verified

Verification is as simple as uploading identifying documents, and you will get a shiny badge for your profile, meaning that we know who you are and we trust you.

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Ways to Love Your Work

For all but a very small percentage of the population, work is a necessity. We work to live, but we don’t live to work. It’s not possible to enjoy every moment of earning your livelihood, but there are a few things – even just small shifts in perspective – that can make your work life much rosier.

At Instahire, our goal is to make work life better for both employees and employers. Some people are living “do what you love” lives, others are living “do what you have to do” lives, but we’re hoping to help close the gap between those two categories. We think a large part of loving your work is being able to connect with it, and then disconnect when the time comes.

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How Technology Connects Us

Everything is changing around us – anyone can see that. In particular, the ways in which we communicate have revolutionised in a very tiny span of time. Watch any twenty-year-old sitcom and you’ll see characters grapple with miscommunications and missed connections. If the story were set nowadays it would end with a simple text message, a Facebook message, or a tweet. No drama, just a friendly ringtone or vibration.

This isn’t a new observation, but what is interesting is taking a look at the areas of our lives that are still yet to change and adapt to our new expectations around connecting with each other.

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Four Tips for Balancing Work and Study

The prospect of balancing work and study can be daunting, but for many it is a necessity and it is very possible. It’s never going to be easy, but here are just a few tips to help make the ride to graduation just a little bit smoother.

Be Flexible, But Have Your Priorities Right

First and foremost, your workplace needs to respect your will to study, and your aspirations – if you can get work that allows you to be flexible, then you’re already off to a great start. There are many current and former students who will tell stories of workplaces that just couldn’t comprehend their desire to study, and who therefore expected their employees to prioritise work all the time. Of course, there are times when you will need to prioritise work, but don’t hesitate to put it on the back burner when that huge essay is looming.

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Instahire: A Solution for Jobseekers and Employers

Picture this: You’re in a café, desperately scouring job listings on your laptop for something that will give you a bit of extra cash. You overhear the business owner on the phone, frantically trying to get someone to come in to fill in for a no-show.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply approach them and proclaim “I’m here, and I’m willing to work!” But that sort of thing only works in movies, right? They can’t take a chance on someone who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Picture this: You’re a café owner running a particularly busy shift. One of your baristas has just called in sick and you’re scrambling to find a replacement on such short notice. You call all your other baristas, but no one is available.

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