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What would you like to share about yourself?
I'm the editor of specialist recruitment publication Shortlist.

When I'm not writing about talent acquisition, I'm an avid runner, reader and watcher of poor-quality reality TV.

I'm interested in all things recruitment, and keen to hear from anyone with news or views to share.
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What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Recruitment, talent management
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Open networking

Hannah Gartrell's Blog

Recruitment panel "leakage" at centre of corruption investigation

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 15:46 0 Comments

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has just finished poring over allegations that would turn the hardiest HR professional's blood cold.

Recent ICAC hearings focused on the University of Sydney's former ICT projects head, Jason Meeth, who allegedly used his position to engage ICT contractors from one particular provider on inflated rates.

Both Meeth and the provider, Canberra…


On-hire safety in the spotlight

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:28 0 Comments

Two recent cases illustrate the disastrous consequences of unsafe work practices in an on-hire environment.

One case centres around a 2009 incident, where an on-hire worker's leg was crushed by a 1.7-tonne steel frame while he was dismantling a sinter cooler at BlueScope's Port Kembla steelworks.

Surgical attempts to save his leg were unsuccessful and it was amputated below the knee, leaving the worker with phantom pains, recurrent infections, and an "arthritic, painful and…


How do in-house recruiters view their agency counterparts?

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 10:13 0 Comments

Two interesting case studies have crossed my desk in the last few weeks: one involves an employer that has drastically cut its reliance on third-party recruiters, while another has actually adopted parts of the recruitment agency model to improve its hiring team.

The latter, NZ retail giant The Warehouse Group, has 20 brands and uses an agency approach to help maintain the individual identify of each business.

If candidates aren't suited to a particular brand – either because…


Should you exclude line managers from recruitment?

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:02 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I wrote about what hiring managers really think about recruiters, but how would those views change if they were removed from the recruitment process entirely?

One company trialling such a scheme is Flight Centre, which recently slashed its time-to-fill metric after removing hiring managers from volume recruitment.

Our recruitment news publication…


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