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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

AI machine learning is advancing rapidly. From everyday uses like translating between languages or suggesting music you might like based on what you’ve listened to before to more complex things like driving vehicles, writing encryption languages and trading stocks – the list of AI capabilities goes on. 

Many people fear AI and the redundancy it could induce. There’s no denying that machines are better than humans at analysing vast amounts of information quickly. In this digital age with more data than ever, we need to harness this capability and capitalise on the benefits this can bring to us. 

The value AI can bring to the Medical field is immeasurable. In a study conducted by the University of Heidelberg, 58 dermatologists took on an AI system in the challenge to detect skin cancers from scan images. The dermatologists detected 86.6% of skin cancers and the algorithmic system discovered 95%, with fewer false positives.  

Another study trained a machine to detect tumours and gauge their malignancy. It took less than 90 minutes to train the system to do this at the same speed and efficiency as humans. The potential is limitless. 

Machine learning has even mastered the art of creativity. Creativity is something we usually consider to be uniquely human however AI systems have composed music, designed logos, written novels and even came up with new recipes. 

What’s next in the ever-growing space of Artificial Intelligence? 

Success with Cirrus Networks

Logical recently worked with Matt Hill, Solutions Architect and Chris McLaughlin, COO at Cirrus Networks. We introduced them and placed Matt in his job at Cirrus Networks in a record breaking 48-hour turnaround. We spoke with both of them to gather information about the hiring process went.

Chris gave an overview of the process, “Debbie reached out to me on Wednesday to have a Q&A to define expectations. I met with Matt on Thursday morning, he had a second interview on Thursday afternoon, we put the offer out on Friday and he started the job on Monday.” This is a remarkably quick placement considering the average time from a CV  being submitted to a final stage interview is around 4-6 weeks. Fortunately, Chris reports directly to the CEO which gives him a direct line to get the right approvals required to move things quickly.

Matt talked about the recruitment process is “very streamlined and efficient” and said he received all the information he needed to be successful. Chris also described the process as efficient and spoke about challenges that we overcame, “Getting references in such a short time frame was a challenge but Debbie turned this around very quickly and it wasn’t a roadblock for us.”

Chris described Logical as having “tenacity and the ability to reach the right market and get the right candidates”.  He said in contrast to other agencies that we “have a desire to get the right candidates in front of us. A lot of agencies will just put anyone in front of you to show they are working on something but that didn’t happen.”

We can’t take all the credit for the successful placement of Matt. For things to run this smoothly, we need a clear overview of the candidates’ expectations and a thorough understanding of the skills required to be successful. Aligning what a candidate wants out of their career with clients’ business objectives coupled with open channels of communication ensures everyone is happy and gets what they want.

It’s a pleasure working with brands who recognise the importance of engaging with the right talent quickly and providing a good candidate experience. This is exactly the kind of engagement the market needs and we look forward to our continued partnership with Cirrus Networks. Congratulations to Matt for securing the role and thank you to Chris for helping make this process so seamless.

What are your Financial New Years’ Resolutions?

It’s the beginning of a new financial year and it’s the perfect time to review strategy and goals for the rest of the year. It’s time to get your house in order – there are a lot of changes that’ll impact HR so brush up on them and make sure you’re compliant!


Do you know about the new Labour Hire Licensing Act & Regulations? A labour hire provider is a business that has an arrangement with one or more individuals under which they supply individuals to perform work in and as part of the host’s business and the provider is obliged to pay the individual for performance of the work.

As a labour hire provider: You must be licensed to work in Victoria – you have until 29th October 2019 to register the online application and you must report annually on your labour hire activities.

As a host who uses labour hire providers: You must only engage with licensed providers.

There are hefty fines for non-compliance for both parties so apply for your license on the LHLO portal on the Labour Hire Authority website.


Single Touch Payroll (STP) is changing reporting requirements around tax and super for small businesses. It is aiming to streamline the tax and super information provided to the Australian Tax Office. Employers with 19 employees or less are required to start reporting through STP. This will allow employers to report salaries, PAYG withholding, and superannuation to the ATO every time they pay their employees. You have until September to ensure your payroll software in STP enabled or get software that offers it and produce a report.


Changes around Employer Sponsored Visas are still ongoing. Fees are increasing and legislation around visa conditions are being amended. The Nomination Training Contribution (NTCC) levy has increased by 5.4%. The levy differs between the TSS 482, ENS 186 and RSMS 187 visas. Find the nitty gritty details here.


The Fair Work Commission announced a 3% increase on the national minimum wage. It’s now sitting at $19.49 per hour and is effective from the first full pay period on or after 1st July. Additionally, consider a pay review for all employees. It’s a competitive market out there and attractive salaries will ensure you retain your valued employees.


We hope you enjoy the fresh start that the new financial year brings and if it’s all too much to take in, give us a bell and we’ll talk you through it over coffee!