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Agency recruiters in their first
year of recruitment

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15 February 2022

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Agency recruiters with a minimum of two years
recruitment experience

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12 August 2021

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3 November 2021

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A year-long  collaborative group program designed to create a solid foundation for your agency’s growth.

Don’t do dumb sh*t (like I did) as a recruiter in your 20s

I started my recruitment career when I was 22 years old. In my early twenties I experienced many consequences of the slow development of my prefrontal cortex. In other words, I did some dumb shit (DS). Some of that DS was at work where the consequences were greater than the DS I did outside of…
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Ignite shareholders push for change (again) as Sladden digs in

The appalling performance of Ignite (formerly Clarius, formerly Candle) across the past 8 years has been well documented by me over the years (most recently in 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017). The 2021 financial year results produced, yet another, operating loss at Ignite in a year that the Australian recruitment industry roared back into profit…
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Once was an agency recruiter: Martina McDermott (ex-Hays)

Martina McDermott, left – circa 2006,                             right – November 2021 An occasional feature that I am introducing this week is called Once was an agency recruiter in which I interview a former agency recruiter who has taken another career path. To kick…
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Rubicor liquidators nearing the end as ASIC drags its feet on charges

Tomorrow marks the twenty-fifth month anniversary of the collapse of the Rubicor Group. I first wrote about Rubicor in March 2018 after the directors released the company’s underwhelming six-month performance update for July 2017 – December 2017. Over the subsequent fifteen months, I wrote a further four blogs detailing the litany of incompetence and delusion…
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The untapped labour pool nobody is talking about

Have you noticed that there is no ‘labour shortage’ of professional footballers? Have you also noticed that there seem to be few obstacles to talented players remaining employable despite setbacks, such as a criminal conviction, that would significantly derail the job prospects of lesser mortals? Ever wondered why? One word: money. It’s hard to grasp…
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Hays look bullishly to 2022 with surging September quarter

Hays has long been the bellwether of the Australian recruitment sector because their presence is omnipresent across the nation in both temporary and permanent recruitment and, as a public company, they release quarterly and half-yearly trading updates, along with comprehensive annual reports. The 1 July to 30 September (2022 Q1 for Hays plc) quarterly trading…
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The number of new job ads in London saw an increase in October with more than 20,000 vacancies in the month, marking an all-time monthly high, according to new research from @APSCo_org @SIADailyNews

Over the next 12 months, 84% of Irish employers intend to recruit staff, rising from 78% in 2021. This represents the highest levels of recruitment activity in the last five years. via @HaysIreland and @SIADailyNews

Workplace relations advice service @Employsure has been fined $1 million by the Full Federal Court for giving the false impression it was affiliated with @fairwork_gov_au @SmartCompany

A new path to permanent residency for some skilled migrants and moves to make it easier for international students to work after graduation are among visa changes covering more than 200,000 foreigners announced by the Australian government @FinancialReview

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