Posts by Ross Clennett

Federal Government sets the clock ticking on assessment of core competencies

A crisis provides opportunity, if you’re looking for it. I’m revisiting a suggestion from three years ago that been given new life by a very helpful release from the recently constituted National Skills Commission (NSC) who, this week, released their first publication, A snapshot in time: Australia’s Labour Market and COVID-19 (“the report”)’ As the…

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Federal Government recruitment spend: Hays no surprise; HorizonOne big surprise

Hays Australia has long been the largest recruitment agency in Australia, by any measure you wish to use. Their performance in converting gross profit into operating profit, and then into cash, is outstanding, not just locally but globally. Hays publishes some local fees-by-specialism data but without knowing the size of aggregate agency spend within that…

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