Every year I update my salary guide. As part of this process, I examine and analyse every vacancy and compare it to the salary data I get from job seekers. It’s a fascinating task (no, really, it is) because it tells me all kinds of things about the state of the jobs market and what’s happening in the world of HR. By reading the numbers I get a black and white insight into what trends are happening, where the growth is, and what my corporate and applicant clients need to know.
Once upon a time I believed internal recruitment was a graveyard for ex-agency recruiters. Now many functions have evolved beyond recognition. I honestly think that internal recruitment departments are fast becoming a vital part of most of Australia’s corporates.
If you don’t see that too, it could be because you’re making the same bad assumptions about internal recruitment I once did…. assumptions just like…
I want to let you into a little recruiter’s secret. Not all candidates were created equal. We will go out of our way for some people.
I know what you’re probably thinking: we’ll only have time for you if we can see easy money in it. And there may be some truth in that. We do like to eat (some of us like to eat very well) and when a candidate is an easy placement we will shower them with attention.
But that’s not the whole picture - not by a long way.…Continue
Here are 8 things HR professionals need to know about 2017’s employment market, based on the work that’s been coming across my desk over the past 12 months
1. The HR Generalist will still be in demand
Forget notions of newly created specialist HR roles, from where I sat last year it was still a very generalist year.
It’s true that for every one of the seven years I’ve recruited in the Sydney HR market, the generalist has…Continue