Malcolm King
  • Adelaide and Canberra
  • Australia
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Malcolm King works in the area of generational workforce change. He was an associate director in the DEEWR Mature Age Programs in Canberra and the senior communications strategist at Carnegie Mellon University in Adelaide. He was a programs director at RMIT.
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Generational change and productivity
What kind of networking are you open to?
Very targeted/niche

Malcolm King's Blog

Recruitment industry days are numbered in Oz

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:07 2 Comments

Australian employers are following their US and UK counterparts and giving recruitment agencies the flick, as management accountants and the unemployed toast their demise.

Employers have finally realized they can hire staff themselves or appoint internal recruiters at one tenth of the cost of the fees charged by recruitment ticks, who have fed off corporate Australia for more than 30 years.

Recruitment agencies have been making anywhere from 10-30 per cent of a candidate’s…

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Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing scrapped

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:24 0 Comments

It hardly comes as a surprise that the Federal Government has scrapped Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing.

This is part of the cutting government spending. The chair of the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, Mr Everald Compton said on ABC Radio: “We’ve only got six months work to go and we can give the government a blueprint on all the legislative and policy and financial changes that need to be progressively made over the next 25 years to make sure we turn ageing into an asset rather…

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Job good news for older workers, bad for the young

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 15:00 0 Comments

One of the more curious things in Australian politics is the occasional media burp, which produces a news good story on older workers and older job seekers. There was a positive news story in the States recently about employing people 50+.

Having written about the Boomers for the past ten years or so – and being one of them – all I can say is that it’s about time.…

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Older job seekers - shadows fall over DEEWR

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 9:23 0 Comments

Bosses will be paid to hire workers aged 50 years or over under a Federal Coalition government.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has proposed an employment incentive of $3,250 to employers who hire a mature age worker and keep them on for at least six months. This is effectively an old policy they trotted out at the last election.

The ALP’s Jobs Bonus scheme of $1000 (GST exclusive) for employers who employ an  mature age job seeker for 13 weeks is a colossal failure. So far, less…

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