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Ignite shareholders wake up (and other news of note to end the year)

To finish 2020 here’s a quick summary of good news, not-so-good news, the same old story and, to conclude, I offer a few things to think about as you contemplate 2021. The good news Australia is officially out of recession, with the economy expanding 3.3 per cent in the September quarter as restrictions eased and…
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Dumb and dangerous attempt to re-define casual employment

The WorkPac v Rossato ‘double dipping’ has recently reached the next stage when, four weeks ago, the High Court granted special leave to appeal the original decision, handed down in May this year. WorkPac was ordered to pay Mr Rossato his full leave entitlements that are owed to him as a permanent employee. The court…
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Bassat blunders (again) as agency anger with SEEK spills over (parts 1 & 2)

It’s been a difficult year for agency recruiters with the economic impact of the COVID-19 restrictions wreaking a level of havoc that nobody could have foreseen this time last year. However, SEEK’s co-founder and CEO, Andrew Bassat, provided us all with a good belly laugh when, as reported by industry news service ShortList, he told…
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Talent remains top performing global recruiter after release of Q3 results

After Recruit Holdings released its results yesterday afternoon, fourteen global recruitment agencies have now released quarterly updates for trading results to 30 September 2020. The September 2020 quarter median gross profit decline was 16 per cent, compared to the same quarter in 2019, a substantial improvement on the June 2020 quarter median decline of 30…
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New Zealand riding high as new COVID gloom hits the US and UK

This morning, while the eyes of the world were watching the US election count enter its third evening, the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, was sworn in for a second three-year term in office. New Zealanders were certainly keen to participate in the democratic process with the official turn out for the 17 October…
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SEEK 200% over-valued says activist investor

The cat was well and truly thrown among the pigeons yesterday when SEEK was the subject of a report by activist shareholder Blue Orca that its legacy job board business is stagnating, its Chinese online recruitment platform Zhaopin is inundated with false and fraudulent postings and it is carrying increasingly toxic levels of debt. “Zhaopin’s…
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Judge rules @NHSuk trust had not appreciated the dangers of prioritising fit, as experts warn choosing recruits on this basis can lead to unconscious bias via @PeopleMgt

The number of people employed in the Australian retail, education and training, mining, agriculture, financial services and public safety industries has risen to well above pre-pandemic levels. via @FinancialReview

From a peak of roughly $250 billion in mid-2020, the value of loan deferrals in Australia has fallen from 10% to 2% of all housing loans as customers recommence payments. via @Green_Dot

If left unchecked, accent discrimination can undermine every step of the recruitment journey, even at pre-interview stage. via @ERE_net

If the basic task of a media organisation is to hold both sides of politics to account, particularly the side in government, most of the mainstream media in this country has failed miserably. via @MichaelWestBiz

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