Posts by Ross Clennett

SEEK price rises: you ain’t seen nothing yet

SEEK is a massive player in the local recruitment industry. Their dominance of the job board market in Australia is such that local job boards such as CareerOne/Monster, MyCareer and JobsJobsJobs are no longer competitors of any relevance. SEEK are now facing a different, and altogether more powerful, threat from global companies; Indeed (owned by…

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Out-of-touch Bassat botches Narev announcement

Although I have been in the recruitment industry for just over thirty years there’s always another surprise around the corner. This week Seek Limited announced the appointment of disgraced former Commonwealth Bank (CBA) CEO, Ian Narev, to the dual role of Chief Operating Offer and Asia Pacific & Americas (AP & A) CEO. The timing…

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What does ‘good’ look like?

Just before Christmas 2016 the Clarius/Ignite board decided that one of their own, Julian Sallabank, was to be the company’s new CEO, replacing the departed Peter Wilson. At the time of the Sallabank appointment I outlined why I thought the Clarius/Ignite board were likely to be making a mistake (again) in appointing a CEO with…

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