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12 September 2017 - 4:12, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
I was helping a friend of mine last week, who was recruiting some retail staff for his business (yes it is possible for recruiters to be friends with people who do their own recruitment), and he was complaining at length about the quality of candidates responding to his ad. I told him that when I...
14 July 2016 - 6:56, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Probably not, right? If you think about it, the recruitment process is a lot like dating. In essence, there are 2 parties, both want an outcome, so they get involved with someone to see if there is a good fit. More often than not, at some point, one of the 2 parties decides that the...
27 June 2016 - 9:58, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Over many years working as a recruiter I’ve spoken to countless hiring managers and business owners who regale me with tales of using a recruiter and how bad the experience was. Sadly, a lot of this has no doubt been the fault of the recruiter, but there’s always more to it…. and when I ask...
22 October 2015 - 4:25, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
I’ve just watched an online interview with a tech ‘disruptor’ whose technology ‘takes steps out of the recruitment process’. While this wasn’t news to me, one method discussed is to have a software program scan the resumes of applicants looking for keywords, and determine whether or not that candidate is suitable based on finding (or not finding)...
12 October 2015 - 3:13, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
In the last 2 weeks, I have had 2 very interesting conversations that have led me to write this. The first was with a recruiter I know and respect, who was telling me that they were now having conversations with clients that were essentially “I work in a very small niche, and good talent is...
7 October 2015 - 22:49, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Jonathan Thurston (JT) is an NRL player, arguably one of the best in the game, a likely immortal, and is credited with winning his team their first NRL premiership this weekend just gone. Since joining the Cowboys, JT has been offered more money, MANY times to switch clubs. He has stayed loyal to the Cowboys, and...
8 May 2015 - 0:03, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Quite often when we engage with a new client to fill a position they have been unable to fill, I ask them what they have done so far to source candidates. They often tell me “we’ve put an ad on Seek“. Sometimes before they work with us they have placed as many as four or...
24 April 2015 - 0:20, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Given than a high proportion of vacant positions are managed by recruitment agencies, it can be puzzling at times to hear some of the things candidates say. The most notable of these, which I have heard twice in the past 2 weeks, is “I’ve accepted another role, but if anything else comes up definitely call...
16 April 2015 - 6:19, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
No, I don’t believe so. I recently read that Wayne Bennett now has the worst coaching record in Newcastle Knights’ history. For those of you who don’t know Wayne Bennett, he is one of Australia’s most successful Rugby League coaches; he won 5 premierships with the Brisbane Broncos, moved to the St George Dragons and...
16 April 2015 - 6:18, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Workforce planning – there’s a whole function of business dedicated to it, some (in that field) may even call it an art. Even if you’re only looking at onboarding a single salesperson (or any employee for that matter) – you’ll find the process of recruiting a lot less stressful (and a lot more successful) if...

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