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Mason makes astonishing plea to retake control of Rubicor

The second Rubicor creditors meeting was held on Monday 9 September. The administrators, based on further developments prior to the meeting, withdrew their support for their original recommendation of Polygon’s DOCA (Deed of Company Arrangement), stating: “It is our position that none of the proponents have provided sufficient evidence that any of the DOCA arrangements…
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Rubicor creditors stare into the abyss of incompetence and debt

It’s been just over four weeks since the Rubicor Group went into voluntary administration. In my blog of that week I outlined the specific culpability of the Rubicor directors; Angus Mason, Sharad Loomba and David Hutchison. The Rubior administrators, Joanne Dunn and John Park of FTI Consulting, have just released their Report to Creditors (Report).…
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In defence of KPIs (and what the evidence suggests)

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the recruitment sector. To clarify what KPIs are: KPIs are the most important activities and results that underpin the level of performance required for the successful fulfilment of a person’s role. The effective use of KPIs leverages an employee’s time, leading to higher…
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A giant has fallen: V. John Plummer, 6 August 1928 – 14 August 2019

The Australian recruitment industry lost one of its very best when Victor John Plummer, FRCSA (Life), passed away last Wednesday, one week past his 91st birthday. Mr Plummer was best known as the owner and Managing Director of Centacom Staffing; a leading Australian recruitment agency for temporary office placements for thirty years, until it was…
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Interview with 2019 RCSA (NZ) Recruitment Leader of the Year: Angela Cameron of Consult

Two weeks’ ago, the RCSA announced the winners of the New Zealand industry awards. The winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year was Consult’s Angela Cameron.  After completing her undergraduate degree at Victoria University in Wellington in the late 1990s, Angela commenced her professional career as an auditor at Big 4 professional services firm;…
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Australia’s worst directors culpable as Rubicor collapses

One of the most unsurprising events of 2019 occurred on Monday: Rubicor’s directors finally called in administrators (FTI Consulting) to take charge of the company they had gradually destroyed over the past four years. Yes, in layman’s terms Rubicor finally ran out of money and have gone broke. Rubicor’s auditors, Pitcher Partners, unambiguously flagged the…
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A total of 49 staffing firms generated at least $50 million each in US healthcare staffing revenue in 2018, according to @SIAResearch . Combined, these firms generated $12.7 billion in such revenue and comprised 75% of the market.

It’s a similar story in the US, where the rate of multiple job holders is sitting at 5.3%, lower than at any point through the 1990s and averaging only 4.9% since 2010. 2/2 via @Green_Dot

From 2010 to 2019, the share of employed workers in Australia working multiple jobs has remained relatively stable, averaging 5.6%, while the latest data for June 2019 shows it has edged up to 6.0%, around the rate seen in 2016. 1/2 @Green_Dot

New Zealand Government has unveiled new work visa rules, which will start coming into effect in 2020, including reinstating ability for lower-paid workers to bring in families. @nzherald

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