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Recruitment-specific books by local authors have always been thin on the ground. Geoff Morgan and Andrew Bank’s Flourish and Prosper, Greg Savage’s The Savage Truth and Mandy Johnson’s Winning The War for Talent are the three I know. All three are excellent and I highly recommend each of them. Equivalent books for job-seekers, written by local authors, have been equally…

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Last century I often heard the business strategist mantra of “Quality; speed; price: Pick two.” The general reasoning being that it was nigh on impossible for a business to be profitable delivering a high quality product, quickly and at a low price. In the new century internet entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Tony…

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(Above, MONA’s Corten Stairwell and surrounding artworks.) Last Monday my 20 year-old daughter and I visited the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in the city of my birth and upbringing. It’s almost impossible to overstate how transformative MONA has been for Hobart (and by association, Tasmania’s) image and economy. In the 1980s Hobart’s…

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One of the influential books in the field of behavioural economics is Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness written by University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, first published in 2008. Thaler and Sunstein’s premise was that humans make predictable mistakes because of their use of heuristics (decision-making shortcuts), fallacies, and the…

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Continuing my theme from last week’s blog, celebrating International Women’s Day, here are the second twelve outstanding women in the recruitment industry, in alphabetical order by first name. Angela Anasis Angela joined my division at Recruitment Solutions in 1998 as a graduate and immediately impressed me with her positive, team-oriented attitude. Rarely without a smile…

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