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It seems hard to believe but in this day and age of unemployment at near-historic lows across the developed world, the experience delivered by employers to candidates is declining. However, contentment among job candidates has been declining since 2021, while candidate resentment remains elevated, according to the latest annual research from the Candidate Experience Benchmark…

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After my blog last week on Daniel Kahneman’s passing and detailing his 1955 contribution to the effective interviewing and assessment of candidates I was asked a follow-up question by a relatively new recruiter, “Why is a universal assessment of a candidate (rather than assessing each success criteria independently) so unreliable as a sole predictor of…

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The role money plays in the success of an enterprise is at the core of many hugely popular and critically acclaimed screen dramas. Whether it’s Wall Street, The Godfather, Casino, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, or The Wire, the making and losing of money creates drama that screenwriters, and audiences, love. The depiction of cash is…

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Picture credit: Asian Scientist Magazine Almost anybody with even a cursory knowledge of demographics and global labour markets can tell you that Japan is the canary in the coal mine for the developed world’s rapidly aging population, below-replacement fertility rate, and labour supply. Japan has the second-highest median age (just under 49 years), and one…

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Whenever jobs board behemoth SEEK launches a new product or makes a public pronouncement that impacts the local recruitment industry it generates immediate interest. Whether it’s their ventures into adjacent marketplaces, controversial use of candidate data, price rises, subsidiaries doing sneaky stuff, or  foot-in-mouth clangers from co-founder Andrew Bassat, there’s headline-generating material reliably flowing every…

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Picture credit: CEO Magazine  Collar Group and its founder, Ephram Stephenson, continue to be the highest-profile success story of the post-pandemic era in Australian recruitment. Since commencing operations in July 2021, Collar Group has grown to 140 recruiters with nine offices (3 in Perth, two in Queensland, and one each in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and…

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