Articles for Professionals

This Might be Why Your Job Applications Aren’t Going Anywhere.

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When looking for work, remember that the way you connect with your family and friends is not likely to be the best way to connect with potential employers. 

This is most obvious in the initial contact. Unless you are properly prepared, you WILL give employers the wrong impression. Following is a contribution from an employer (who chooses to remain nameless) outlining how things look from am employers perspective. Take it away, mysterious employer… Continue reading

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Articles for Professionals, People

Female Trainers; Four Reasons to Take Your Own Medicine.

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It’s great to welcome back Mish Wright for another guest post. A long time advocate of women’s health, Mish has run a successful Personal Training business and the annual Women’s Health & Fitness Summit. More recently, Mish can be found championing women’s fitness via the Curves brand. Over to you, Mish…

Women are often guilty of putting themselves last.

Last in their family and often, sadly, last in their professional life.

Fitness Professionals are no different!  Continue reading

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Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals

FITREC Professionals, Here’s an Open Letter for Fitness Employers.

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FITREC has made a fantastic impression on the Australia fitness industry in just a few short years. Unfortunately, our growth has outpaced many long established recruitment processes, leading to confusion in some instances.

While professionals have done a great job of updating employers in their area, we want things to be easier. So, we’ve written an open letter for all fitness employers to introduce FITREC, outline the benefits of FITREC registration as well as clarify the right of every industry professional to choose who they register with, or even if they register at all (naturally, we highly recommend it).

Please note, to ensure the accuracy of information surrounding the Fair Work Act and fitness registration, this letter was written with assistance from our legal team.  Continue reading

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Articles for Employers

Employers; Give it the Personal Touch for Better Results!

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This post is designed to provide our recruiting employers with insight as to how to best approach the use of our local candidate database. We’ve recently updated this (July 2018) to include insights from Seek on approaching ‘passive’ candidates.

When tapping directly into the HealthyPeople database, don’t spray the details of your available role to everyone that looks remotely suitable. We can do this for you, much more effectively, with a job ad.

Instead, use your access to candidates to do what we can’t – connect with an individual about the nature of your business and the available role.

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Important Fitness People; Marietta Mehanni

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Following a recent Aqua Fitness forum, we decided we needed to provide a regular voice for all Group Fitness Instructors in our weekly newsletter. To make this happen, we’ve enlisted the undisputed heavy weight in this line of work, Marietta Mehanni, to join our writing team. For those that may not have heard of Marietta (it could happen), the following blog gives some insight into her passion for all things ‘group fitness’. Continue reading

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Articles for Employers

Tiger Proof Your Business

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Steve Grant is the owner of GymHub, “the first ‘High Performance’ Network and Mentoring program for Gym Owners across Australia and New Zealand.” In this guest post, Steve highlights the importance of ‘running a business’ rather than ‘being a business’.

Take it away, Steve… Continue reading

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FITREC.com.au is now FITREC.org

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FITREC is a registration service for the Australian fitness industry.

On a broad scale, we’ve improved transparency and accountability in an effort to inspire greater respect from the general public and allied health professionals.

More immediately, this same transparency and accountability allows accomplished professionals to shine, it provides an effective recruiting tool for industry employers and aids in the management of staff education and certification.

Increasingly, our commercial URL was failing to reflect our greater purpose.  Continue reading

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