Posts by Ross Clennett

In defence of KPIs (and what the evidence suggests)

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the recruitment sector. To clarify what KPIs are: KPIs are the most important activities and results that underpin the level of performance required for the successful fulfilment of a person’s role. The effective use of KPIs leverages an employee’s time, leading to higher…

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Interview with 2019 RCSA (NZ) Recruitment Leader of the Year: Angela Cameron of Consult

Two weeks’ ago, the RCSA announced the winners of the New Zealand industry awards. The winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year was Consult’s Angela Cameron.  After completing her undergraduate degree at Victoria University in Wellington in the late 1990s, Angela commenced her professional career as an auditor at Big 4 professional services firm;…

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Interview with 2019 RCSA Recruiter of the Year: Seamus Scanlon of Davidson

One of the most competitive gongs in the local recruitment industry is the coveted RCSA Recruitment Professional of the Year. This year the winner was Seamus Scanlon from Davidson. Three years ago Seamus joined Davidson after spending the previous five years recruiting construction project managers in two different agencies. Within two years he was recruiting…

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All great recruiting questions must be BACON

The 2019 Australasian Talent Conference was another excellent mix of speakers, vendors and networking. Xref CEO and Co-founder, Lee-Martin Seymour’s session on the second day; The Art of Asking Great Questions provided an example of what all excellent conference presentations contain: brevity, humour, credibility, stories, value and a memorable model, acronym or concept. Xref’s ten…

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Randstad and Adelaide boutique sweep HRD Recruiter of the Year awards

Underwood Executive (L to R):  Vanessa Jones, Nikki Hentschke, Nicole Underwood, Eloise Nicholson.   HR Director magazine has announced its winners of their 2019 Australian Recruiter of the Year awards. The winners are decided by respondents (internal recruiters and relevant HR professionals) nominating the best recruitment agency, from their dealings with external recruiters over the…

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