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Bassat blunders (again) as agency anger with SEEK spills over

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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Stop the farce – most gig platform contractors are really employees

The recent deaths in of two food delivery riders, working for separate gig platforms has, again, brought into tragic focus one problem, of many, that a vulnerable worker faces when classified as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee. An Uber Eats rider, an Indonesian national, and a Hungry Panda rider, a Chinese national,…
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How the pandemic may unexpectedly change the war for talent

There have been countless articles, podcasts and television panels discussing the impact of COVID-19 on people’s health and the impact on local, national and global economies. Last week a survey from the UK reported that 53 per cent of recruitment professionals had self-assessed their mental health as having declined in the past year. Financial difficulties…
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Bassat blunders (again) as agency anger with @seekjobs spills over my latest blog on how SEEK's massive price rises and tone-deaf public utterances by their CEO have infuriated recruitment agency owners across Australia

Need a Covid nurse (in the US)? That'll be $8,000 a week. A shortage of nurses means American hospitals are paying high salaries to get the help they need. That threatens to shift the supply to more affluent areas. via @NBCNews

New research has highlighted a skills shortfall of up to 120,000 in the British rail industry over the next 5 years due to an ageing workforce. via @talint_int

The 2019/20 Gender Equality Scorecard report has found the gender pay gap is down — by a tiny 0.7 percentage points to 20.1%, meaning men still take home an average $25,534 a year more than women. It's clear progress remains glacially slow @SmartCompany

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