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Many years ago I was perplexed by a decision taken by my then-employer’s senior decision makers. They hired an external person into a critical leadership role when there was an obvious internal candidate perfectly ready for promotion to that position. The external candidate had no relevant industry experience however his tenure at a couple of…

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Recruitment agency bashing was back in fashion this week when the New South Wales Health Minister Ryan Park vowed to crack down on the use of private recruitment firms saying the government’s over-reliance on costly third-party companies to service the state’s health system is unsustainable. Park, who has ordered a special commission of inquiry into…

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Hays Australia is a top-quality business. It’s not just a high-performing business within the recruitment sector, its performance is top tier across all industries in Australia. My respect for Hays is not just borne out of my long-term interest in, and review of, their financial performance, it’s because I have come to know a few…

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My Linkedin updates indicate an increased number of good recruiters with decent tenure at their existing agency are leaving their current employer to join another recruitment agency. The motivation for agency recruiters leaving their employer to set up their own agency is mostly about freedom to be their own boss and the potential for asset…

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Recruiting for global accounting and consulting giant PwC (formerly known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) is difficult at the best of times. As one of the ‘Big 4” accounting and consulting firms, it is perenially in competition for the same pool of candidates as its rivals, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG. PwC’s job listings in Australia currently number in…

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