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Selective Talent Acquisition and Hiring Staff

Selective Talent Acquisition and Hiring Staff

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…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 8, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Exploding the Leadership Myth for Managers

Exploding the Leadership Myth for Managers

On the 17th April in Townsville I was the closing keynote speaker for the Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland. My topic was on “Exploding the Leadership Myth”. Here are some key points for all managers and leaders of all types of…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 7, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Employment Separation - Don't over-think it!!!!

At some stage in your career you will be called upon to effect an Employment Separation. This is unavoidable, and anyone who says they never will is kidding themselves.

It is a somewhat traumatic event for an employee. In most cases they will not truly understand why they are being terminated. Others may see it as a relief. Some will see it as an opportunity to extort money from the employer. Others will view it as an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.

All this…

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Added by Michael Cosgrove on May 7, 2012 at 10:36 — 2 Comments

Service Excellence: Is your business succeeding?

Service Excellence: Is your business succeeding?

I’ve been speaking to business about the reality that excellent customer service is no longer appreciated by end-users … it’s expected! Are you providing service excellence? These ten questions may…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 7, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

‘Recruiter Equity’. Got your share?

Want to know why some recruiters forge long and successful careers and other struggle and fade away?

Want to know why a handful of people have survived, even thrived, during this downturn, while most have lived hand to mouth or given up?

Recruiter Equity.

I believe that all the training you have had as a recruiter, is a total waste of time, unless the skills and techniques you learnt are built on a platform of self-belief.

In business, as in life, you get treated…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 7, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Your Feel Good Friday from Balance at Work

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Added by Susan Rochester on May 4, 2012 at 15:54 — No Comments

Ric Willmot's Friday Redux No.10: Are you a Dragon Slayer?

Friday Redux No.10: Are you a Dragon Slayer?

Map makers would place a sketch of a dragon at the edges of the “known world” to indicate that any explorer or sailor would be entering unknown territory, and to do so at their own risk. The famous Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) made of copper, has the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” on the eastern coast of Asia.

Latin was the language of…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 4, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Quiet! Sleeping brain at work

Ric Willmot's Blog: Quiet! Sleeping brain at work

Scientific research suggests that while we are asleep our brain is busy processing the daily information gathered. It sifts through recent memories, stabilises ideas, copying all this data and filing it, so that it will be much more…

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Added by Ric Willmot on May 4, 2012 at 9:38 — No Comments

Getting the Performance Equation Right

Performance Management is an Art!

If you want to be cutting edge you need to measure your results and performance manage your team.

Getting the best out your people can sometimes be a stressful business. In my many years of managing and subsequently as an HR professional, one of the biggest barriers to…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on May 3, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Sixteen tips for writing great HR blog posts

I've been writing about human resources for 12 years now. Although journalism differs from blogging in many ways, some writing principles apply across the board.

Here are my top tips for sharing memorable blog posts on the HR Daily Community (and elsewhere).…

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Added by Jo Knox on May 2, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Are you busy or just ineffective? 5 ways to create more hours in your week

I need more time with no extra hours,” a friend recently told me. She consistently feels anxious going to work, gets to the end of the day and feels like she hasn’t stopped to take a breath. Her regular rants include “I don’t have enough time”! She feels scattered, unfocussed and disorganised.  The stress…

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Added by Nicole Underwood on May 2, 2012 at 10:04 — No Comments

Reinvent yourself by investing in the '3Rs'

What can you do at an individual level to improve your chances of really thriving  as your career evolves? The fact is, each one of us needs to improve our skills, aim higher and deliver more. So how do we maintain our high standards? How does an individual recruiter take some control over their professional development and impact positively on future success? Here is a neat way to sum up what’s important.

I call it the “Three Rs”

Grow the “Three Rs” and you will grow your…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 30, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Employee Benefits as an Employer of Choice

Make your employee benefits count!

I am not talking here about financial benefits. If you are a great employer you know the market levels of financial reward and presumably you are paying a fair salary in return for the work of your employees. Pensions are another financial reward which I know is subject to all…

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Added by Christina Lattimer on April 26, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

The leaders engagement toolkit

Every good gardener knows they need to have an effective toolkit to help them do all the tasks that are required to keep a garden in order. They know they can’t get by with just one tool or tools that are old, rusty or broken. Having the right tools just makes the job so much easier. Imagine trying to dig over a large garden bed using a tiny hand tool designed for pot plants. It would take forever, hurt your hands and probably not aerate the soil very well anyway. That’s why gardeners take…

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Added by Karen Schmidt on April 26, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

HOW TO GET THE X FACTOR OF PRESENCE

At the end of last term, it was my daughter’s turn to be the VIP for the week in her reception class.  This is a confidence building strategy which involves the girls being interviewed by the Principal at the front of the class being asked about her family, favorite things, hobbies etc. Parents are invited along, the…

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Added by Nicole Underwood on April 25, 2012 at 21:49 — No Comments

Strike first, Bargain later ruling upheld.....

As what can only be described as yet another blow to employers, the Federal Court has upheld the right for unions to take legal strike action before any bargaining has taken place. 

Three Federal court judges last week found that no union was obliged to show any employee support or meet any other test if employers refused to engage in bargaining.

Needless to say the Union movement has heralded the decision as a landmark victory for workers rights. Now whilst most IR…

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Added by Michael Cosgrove on April 23, 2012 at 9:20 — No Comments

Help! A recruitment agency stole my wallet: The myth of guaranteed placement

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.

Help! A recruitment agency stole my wallet:  The myth of guaranteed…

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Added by Michael Overell on April 20, 2012 at 11:45 — 2 Comments

How to use non-negotiables to create business clarity.

When you’re clear on what is not negotiable in your business, you put yourself in a position to make better decisions and move forward. Here’s some expert advice for establishing non-negotiables.

Imagine if we were all crystal clear on what we wanted or needed and how we communicated this.

In an article recently published in a prominent Sydney newspaper titled ‘Ceasefire ‘not negotiable’, it reads, ‘US President Barack Obama has delivered a blunt…

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Added by Robyn Creed on April 20, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments

Do your employees work FOR you, or WITH you?

There has been an on-going debate amongst industry groups, businesses and unions, about "insecure employment". The Australian Council of Trade Unions broadly defines insecure employment pretty much as any form of employment other than direct, full time employment with an employer.

Needless to say the ACTU casting such a broad brush has brought about some interesting responses from industry groups,and organisations such as the IPA. 

Whilst it is assumed that most employees seek…

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Added by Michael Cosgrove on April 18, 2012 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

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