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In April 2019 SEEK CEO Andrew Bassat presented a trading update that outlined two levers for growth in the Australian and New Zealand job board market. “Aligning price to value” was the most significant of those two levers (Product Set Expansion being the other), which in layman’s terms means customers pay higher prices for ads…

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It’s hard to miss the many, many surveys on employee engagement, worker intentions and related topics that vendors and consulting companies pump out on a regular basis. In one blog last year I referenced 14 such surveys or reports. Generalising about workers’ intentions can hide significant variations across different segments of the workforce, whether they…

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          Ben Wood (1995 and 2021)  Ben Wood is a name not many of you will be familiar with. Only his colleagues and those at the pointy end of Australia’s largest IT recruiters are likely to know who Ben is. Yet Ben is one of the most accomplished leaders of the…

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As I highlighted in last week’s blog those agencies who recruit for governments at Federal, state and local levels have to deal with counter-productive contract terms, red tape, slow payments and onerous reporting requirements, amongst other frustrations. A much lower profile risk, but a real risk nonetheless is the potential for inadvertent involvement in the…

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Even after 32 years in the recruitment industry I am still slightly bewildered by the ignorance, or worse, lack of interest in educating themselves, which some very highly paid and senior people can demonstrate when it comes to understanding the realities of modern-day recruitment. This week another disappointing (depressing?) example was brought to my attention.…

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