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This recruiter made some astute observations about my presentation and then asked me what I thought were the biggest changes in agency recruitment over my career. My on-the-sport answer was incomplete. Having reflected on the question since here is my considered answer: Technology: Index cards as my database, print ads in Saturday’s classified Positions Vacant…

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In August 2020 Australian tech company Atlassian took a decisive step in differentiating themselves as an employer of choice by introducing TEAM Anywhere, a distributed work policy giving their employees more control over where they live and work. A month ago, Atlassian released data showing the impact of TEAM Anywhere. From February 2021 to February…

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Each year the National Skills Commission (NSC) produces employment projections to provide a guide to the likely future direction of the jobs market over the next five years. Each year these projections are updated to reflect emerging trends and developments. The latest data released covers the five years to November 2026 and reflects the continuing…

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After reading last week’s AFR article This bot will judge you in five questions at the first interview which informs the reader that  “With this technology, every job applicant is given an “interview” and PredictiveHire can shortlist who the best matches would be for a role, before a human steps in and conducts the next stage of…

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Given how difficult it is to attract relevant candidates for vacancies you would hope employers would be all over the aspects of their recruitment process that are completely within their control. Just-released research would indicate there is plenty of evidence to suggest that employers should focus on getting their own house in order before demanding…

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