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11 English questions out of 11

28 January 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Ivory Group?

Pros

It's hard to describe the positive impacts that Ivory Group has made to my life simple in a pros and cons list but here we go! - Great career progression opportunities, I have been provided a well laid out and transparent plan for my own progression since my first week of employment and through all the challenges that have come up, they have stuck true to this progression plan. - Fantastic cultural initiatives. The focus has been on the staff since the beginning and it continues to remain there with little initiatives for health and well-being all the way through to major incentives such as overseas travel. - Team mentality and working with like-minded individuals. The growth is always focused on bringing more individuals who share similar values and morals. As a sales unit we are always driven as a team instead of a focus purely on individual accolades. - Professional development is a huge focus of the company, whether it be external training or internal sessions, I've always felt that I'm growing and learning which is comforting to know about your own career. - The focus that is placed on the individual is rare to find. I have always felt listened to at the company no matter my position and they have improved even more recently in listening to each and every individual which has allowed for many positive changes. - Fun at work! This seems trivial but it truly embodies what Ivory Group has tried to do for the recruitment industry. I enjoy coming to work, I have great memories of my time here and I look forward to creating many more and that is what we preach to all our Clients and Candidates because when we can have fun at work and be passionate about what we do, it never feels like a job. - Financial stability - as a young professional stepping into the corporate world, I am so appreciative of what recruitment and Ivory Group has been able to provide me financially and it has set me up for a comfortable future. Hard work pays off in recruitment and this is a mantra that was taught to me very early on from Management and I've never forgotten it. These are just a few aspects of Ivory Group which make it a special place to arrive at each and every morning. I am sure that there are many more but when you get used to being in such a good environment you forget how good they are because they become a standard of living!

Cons

There are no significant cons to Ivory Group, the company has always worked on improving its weaknesses and turning them into their strengths. We've always looked at mistakes as learning lessons and from this, I have learnt so much.

Advice to Management

Continue to move forward the same we always have. Don't let the little things slow you down and always remember why each of you started this amazing business all those years ago. Having been able to observe the journey you Directors have shared, I've come to know closely why the Directors work so well together and I believe that as long as the three Directors continue to make decisions and grow the business remembering their "why", Ivory Group will reach heights that not many could have imagined. Good luck and keep kicking goals!

Great career progression opportunities, I have been provided a well laid out and transparent plan for my own progression since my first week of employment and through all the challenges that have come up, they have stuck true to this progression plan.

28 January 2019

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11 December 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Ivory Group?

Pros

• A diverse team who make it fun to come to work • Working with (mostly) great colleagues, many who you will build genuine friendships with • A great entry level role for recruitment and sales • One on one coaching • Training provided on very practical soft skills • One of the Directors is genuine and cares

Cons

• There's a big disconnect between Management and employees. They constantly roll out new initiatives, but fail to deliver what employees actually need • Base salaries are at least $10k - $15k below market • The CEO preaches 'zero tolerance' for office politics but he is the biggest culprit. There's clear favouritism, and for those employees who aren't favoured, it's obvious. I've seen employees be blatantly disrespected in the open • Well-being isn't genuinely encouraged. Even if you're very obviously sick, you won't be sent home like other normal workplaces, unless you ask. You're expected to put work first. It's also shun upon to take your full lunch break, even though you're entitled to it

Advice to Management

•Generate proper feedback from your employees and listen. Roll out anonymous surveys and see what's actually on their minds • Stop shifting blame to current and ex-employees. Recognise and take accountability for your failings so you can actually improve the business. Mass turnover is a reflection of management failings, not the employees. • Be consistent with your treatment of employees.

• The CEO preaches 'zero tolerance' for office politics but he is the biggest culprit.

11 December 2019

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7 December 2019

How is management perceived at Ivory Group?

Pros

- They pay you on time. - Giving people straight out of uni a go. - The office is nice. - Some of the team are great, but don’t last long. - There is one Director I have respect for due to not fitting in with the cons of this review.

Cons

Where does one actually begin? - Micromanagement: Be prepared to have someone watch how many breathes you take a minute. That’s valuable time that could have been spent on the phone! - Very poor management in general - Grossly underpaid: Base salaries are laughable, but naive uni students either don’t know better or will take what they can get. Management also refuse to acknowledge this. - Toxicity of the work culture: It’ll be better for your health to work in Chernobyl. - I had a comment about non-genuine reviews, but it seems this is being censored. - Workplace bullying: Many people won’t speak up on this issue, so I’ll just say...be aware. Luckily not everyone experiences this. - Strict work hours: Prison has a more flexible schedule. - Guilted for trying to leave on time so you can have a healthy work/life balance - Guilted for taking your lunch break - Treated like a child: Just when you thought you had finished school and adulthood was about to begin....you get thrown straight back to where you started...except this time you’re always in detention. - Sick days: Hospital IV’s are portable right? - Favouritism: Oh how lucky you are if you become the chosen one! But it doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way for you.

Advice to Management

Shut down the company and move on. But, if you must carry on...start again and hopefully you’ll learn from your mistakes.

Very poor management in general

7 December 2019

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28 January 2019

Are employees at Ivory Group generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

It's hard to describe the positive impacts that Ivory Group has made to my life simple in a pros and cons list but here we go! - Great career progression opportunities, I have been provided a well laid out and transparent plan for my own progression since my first week of employment and through all the challenges that have come up, they have stuck true to this progression plan. - Fantastic cultural initiatives. The focus has been on the staff since the beginning and it continues to remain there with little initiatives for health and well-being all the way through to major incentives such as overseas travel. - Team mentality and working with like-minded individuals. The growth is always focused on bringing more individuals who share similar values and morals. As a sales unit we are always driven as a team instead of a focus purely on individual accolades. - Professional development is a huge focus of the company, whether it be external training or internal sessions, I've always felt that I'm growing and learning which is comforting to know about your own career. - The focus that is placed on the individual is rare to find. I have always felt listened to at the company no matter my position and they have improved even more recently in listening to each and every individual which has allowed for many positive changes. - Fun at work! This seems trivial but it truly embodies what Ivory Group has tried to do for the recruitment industry. I enjoy coming to work, I have great memories of my time here and I look forward to creating many more and that is what we preach to all our Clients and Candidates because when we can have fun at work and be passionate about what we do, it never feels like a job. - Financial stability - as a young professional stepping into the corporate world, I am so appreciative of what recruitment and Ivory Group has been able to provide me financially and it has set me up for a comfortable future. Hard work pays off in recruitment and this is a mantra that was taught to me very early on from Management and I've never forgotten it. These are just a few aspects of Ivory Group which make it a special place to arrive at each and every morning. I am sure that there are many more but when you get used to being in such a good environment you forget how good they are because they become a standard of living!

Cons

There are no significant cons to Ivory Group, the company has always worked on improving its weaknesses and turning them into their strengths. We've always looked at mistakes as learning lessons and from this, I have learnt so much.

Advice to Management

Continue to move forward the same we always have. Don't let the little things slow you down and always remember why each of you started this amazing business all those years ago. Having been able to observe the journey you Directors have shared, I've come to know closely why the Directors work so well together and I believe that as long as the three Directors continue to make decisions and grow the business remembering their "why", Ivory Group will reach heights that not many could have imagined. Good luck and keep kicking goals!

I am sure that there are many more but when you get used to being in such a good environment you forget how good they are because they become a standard of living!

28 January 2019

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5 August 2020

What is the company culture like at Ivory Group?

Pros

The company culture is amazing. The group is very tight-knit and most people make it a point to greet you with a smile every time you walk through the front door. Like some of my colleagues have stated in their reviews, it’s easy to build genuine friendships here. Most people here in fact go out of their way to spark up a conversation just to get to know you. I’ve never felt more accepted in a work environment.

Cons

Communication isn’t that great from management. Company wide decisions are often made and we would only learn about it after it has been initiated.

Advice to Management

Improve communication with your team to keep us in the loop.

The company culture is amazing.

5 August 2020

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