Ross-Clennett

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Ross Clennett is a high performance recruitment coach providing
specialist programs for owners, leaders and consultants

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Rookie Recruiter
Training Program

Agency recruiters in their first
year of recruitment
 

Next program commences
18 February 2020

Advanced
Recruiter Program

Agency recruiters with a minimum of two years
recruitment experience

Next program commences
15 April 2020

Leadership Coaching for High Performance Program

Owners of small agencies, and team leaders of medium to large recruitment agencies

Next program commences
4 March 2020

Individual
Coaching Program

Tailored programs designed for
owners and leaders

Owners' Coaching
Group Program

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

Rubicor liquidators (for $1.75 million) wade through a clusterpuck

Two weeks’ ago the Rubicor administrators, FTI Consulting, released their sixth public circular to creditors. FTI’s statutory report provides little comfort for the Group’s creditors, including many former employees. It’s a brief insight into the clusterpuck that Rubicor became under the incompetence, self-serving hypocrisy, obfuscation, lying and withholding of material information of Angus Mason, David…
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The permanent long weekend (on full pay): February 2020 update

It was only in July last year that I wrote about the emergence of the four-days-work-for-five-days-pay employment model. I highlighted Melbourne recruitment agency Rusher Rogers as a local pioneer in this trend. The RCSA also wrote about the issue in the November 2019 issue of The Brief. In December, Finland’s new Prime Minister, Sanna Marin,…
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How a leader’s EQ declines the more senior they become

Watching the performance of this country’s Prime Minister go from bad to worse to a surely-it-can’t-be-happening level of terrible has been one of the lowlights of my summer break. Political blogger, Andrew Street summarises the whole mess as well as anybody in his post from earlier this week; Let’s Be Honest, Scott Morrison is a…
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The Hits and Misses of 2019: a reflection on the year that was

February marked the 30th anniversary of my first job in recruitment. I shared some extracts from my 1989 journal about my first few months as an agency recruiter at Accountancy Personnel (now Hays) in London. State-based labour licensing is now a reality around Australia. It marks a new elevation in the compliance obligations of recruitment…
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Ignite/Clarius auditors activate Code Red on the back of horrific 2019 results

The collapse of Rubicor four months ago means that the gong for the worst run publicly-listed recruitment company now passes to the directors of Ignite/Clarius. The Chairman of the Board is Garry Sladden. Twelve months ago I dissected the depressing and relentless decline of the company under Mr Sladden’s stewardship however I concluded my blog…
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Musings from the 2019 RCSA World Employment Conference (part 2): recommendations

In last week’s blog I offered my musings from the 2019 RCSA World Employment Conference. I summarised these musings under the structure I borrowed from presenter, Peter William’s concluding slide: Think ahead Orient towards partnerships It’s people with technology Learn faster to move faster Based on these musings I offer the following recommendations to recruitment…
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Japanese Persol reported March - Dec 2019 sales up 5.6% (to US$6.56 b) but an operating profit decline of 5.4% primarily due to deteriorated profitability in the group’s operations outside Japan. Australian sales at @ProgrammedGroup , dropped 9% and profit also fell.

Japanese staffing firm Recruit Holdings reported revenue up 3.6% for the Q3 ended 31 Dec 2019, compared to Q3 2018. The HR Tech division increased revenue 28% to to US$109 m. Staffing division revenue fell 3% to US$320 m https://tinyurl.com/tkvfdzg @SIADailyNews

Massive retailing conglomerate @Wesfarmers has revealed a fresh bout of worker underpayments, with the Perth-based company saying it had underpaid @Target staff by $9 million. https://tinyurl.com/wodumlx via @theage

People Infrastructure's three 2019 acquistions help drive sales up 45% and EBITDA up 54% for the July - December 2019 half year. https://tinyurl.com/udcrk9v via @SIADailyNews

Economists revised upward their estimates for US job gains in 2020 — projections now suggest job gains at a monthly rate of 168,500 in 2020, up from 143,800 projected three months ago. https://tinyurl.com/w6hey35 via @SIADailyNews

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