Posts by Ross Clennett

The recruitment and training disaster that’s going to cost Victoria $30 billion

This week Victoria entered the harshest lockdown so far, in the fight to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Premier Daniel Andrews, declared a state of disaster leading to the shutdown of most businesses and significantly greater restrictions on the operations of remaining, essential sectors. An evening curfew and other restrictions on peoples’ activities outside…

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Interview with 2020 RCSA Recruitment Leader of the Year (NZ): Kymberly Tupai of Stellar Recruitment

Four weeks’ ago, the RCSA announced the winners of the 2020 New Zealand industry awards. The winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year was Stellar Recruitment’s Kymberly Tupai. While she was completing her Bachelor of Business, Kymberly was fortunate enough to be given a rigorous grounding in leading people by managing a Bunnings store…

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Michael Page fares worst of global recruiters in COVID-devastated June quarter

Eleven global recruitment agencies; Hays, Manpower, Page Group (Michael Page), Robert Walters, Randstad, Robert Half, SThree, Kelly, PERSOL, Outsourcing and Adecco have recently released quarterly updates for trading results to 30 June. In terms of large global companies with a significant local presence, half-yearly or quarterly results have yet to be announced by Recruit Holdings…

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Federal Government sets the clock ticking on assessment of core competencies

A crisis provides opportunity, if you’re looking for it. I’m revisiting a suggestion from three years ago that been given new life by a very helpful release from the recently constituted National Skills Commission (NSC) who, this week, released their first publication, A snapshot in time: Australia’s Labour Market and COVID-19 (“the report”)’ As the…

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Federal Government recruitment spend: Hays no surprise; HorizonOne big surprise

Hays Australia has long been the largest recruitment agency in Australia, by any measure you wish to use. Their performance in converting gross profit into operating profit, and then into cash, is outstanding, not just locally but globally. Hays publishes some local fees-by-specialism data but without knowing the size of aggregate agency spend within that…

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