Added by Anneli Blundell on May 22, 2013 at 17:16 — No Comments
Or why can't we all just get along?!?!?!
Firstly I think I need to let you know that I have only ever worked on the external side of this clash. But many of my friends and also our Operations Manager, David Styles, either are or have been internal recruiters in the past.
That out of the way, today I want to talk to you about what I see as an increasing level of hostility and frustration between…
Added by Melissa Binks on March 8, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
I love the excellent research recently undertaken by Psylutions and Curve Group, published as a white paper Best Practice in practice talent management, which…Continue
Added by ross clennett on March 7, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
Malcom Gladwell's book, Blink: The power of thinking without thinking (Penguin, 2005), has a number of fantastic insights highly relevant for recruiters, specifically when Gladwell explores the ‘less is more' syndrome.
Gladwell asserts that in certain circumstances, receiving more information about an issue can cause you to become more inaccurate or ineffective in your response to, or conclusions about, that issue with a corresponding increase in your…Continue
Added by ross clennett on January 25, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
This was the question posed by a client this week as he shook his head in disbelief that a candidate could think that this was in some way acceptable attire for a first job interview. Especially for a senior role paying in the vicinity of $150K….I had to agree.
I’ve come a long way from working at…Continue
If you're an acknowleged star at work and you wonder whether the grass might be greener on the other side, the evidence is likely to have you recommit to your current employer.
Recently LeadingCompany published a Harvard Business Review article based on detailed research over seven years into the…Continue
Added by ross clennett on January 15, 2013 at 21:07 — No Comments
Just like we need a brand to attract the right customers, every business should also have a separate employment brand or employee value proposition to attract great talent. Whilst, it may have similar characteristics to the overall marketing message of the business, it should also be very targeted. Any business, big or small is missing out if they don’t have their own employment identity.
We all know that a brand is not just a company logo; it is what stands behind it in terms of…Continue
Added by Craig Shutt on November 30, 2012 at 14:27 — No Comments
For companies of any size, it could be said that hiring is the most basic human resources function. Without good employees, a small business has little chance to flourish.
Think about the ultimate small business employee. They…Continue
Added by Phil Ammann on October 20, 2012 at 6:39 — No Comments
One of the trivial, petty annoyances that occur every week is having unsolicited emails arrive in my inbox. Mostly these messages are of the global junk spam variety. A typical random selection from this week's junk folder being:
Dear Selected Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the EMAIL REWARD PROGRAM for Internet users.
Your email address was the star pick from the automated ballot system and by virtue of this pick, you are entitled to receive the…Continue
The recruiter of today is unrecognisable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruitment and HR have been impacted particularly hard.
Recruiters have evolved with the times, but what does the future hold? We'd love to know your thoughts...
Added by Michael Overell on October 16, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
When I was a student, Career Development was not a topic I ever heard discussed. My school had a careers advisor and that person would, so it seemed to me, review a student's subject results and then recommend a likely job or profession.
In 1980's Hobart, my recollection of the options were something like, depending upon your subjects and marks, one of; Lawyer, Accountant, Scientist, Teacher, Nurse, Tradie, Architect, Engineer, Secretary or Public Servant'. The creative types were…Continue
Added by ross clennett on September 14, 2012 at 11:27 — No Comments
This week I met up with a client who had over 150 emails in their inbox waiting for their attention. Just the thought made me squirm with discomfort! How can you possibly respond, action, remember or even read that many emails? How can you honestly be productive with that much content staring you in the face?
This situation reminded me of a common problem I would…Continue
Sometimes you just have to wonder at how dumb some people can be.
I know, not a nice way to start a blog post, but wait till you hear this.
Not long ago I was coming back to Sydney from a week in the Firebrand London office. I stopped over in Bangkok, and had two hours in the Qantas lounge there, doing what all the other business dudes were doing. Blackberry,…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on June 5, 2012 at 11:08 — No Comments
Staff turnover is an ongoing headache for most businesses. Even booming industries like mining & resources are experiencing their fair share of hurt with with 18% of workers leaving within the…Continue
People who work in professional services are different. They are knowledge workers. And, they’re unique!
Added by Ric Willmot on May 22, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
When you decide that you need another person on your team; is it because you need another body? Is it because you need another process worker? Another cog in the wheel or as Pink Floyd sang, “Another brick in the wall”?
Added by Ric Willmot on May 10, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
Mediocrity is the comfortable curse that some in recruitment seem to be willing to live with. The downside is that you cannot grow from being comfortable with mediocrity. For every star performer in the recruitment sector we have hundreds, who hang…Continue
Selective talent acquisition is where you identify and find the best person for your available role; persuade them to surrender what they’re doing now, and come and join your…Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on May 8, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
This post was originally published on the RecruitLoop Blog, by Paul Slezak.
It's generated some interesting comments, so thought we'd share it here as well.Continue
The benefit of consistently attending a range of recruitment conferences is that, amongst other things, you hear different things from different experts at different times and patterns start to emerge. Many people at these events make public predictions which are just that ... predictions.
What happens down the track, months or years after these predictions are made?
Do these predictions come true, partly or fully, or not at all?
Here's an example of when an expert has…Continue
Added by ross clennett on April 17, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments