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As the Australian recruitment industry continues to flourish one of the this decade’s more prominent recruitment industry disruptors quietly closed its doors recently. RecruitLoop launched in early 2011 promising a “stress-free recruitment process” while “slashing the cost of traditional recruitment support by up to 80%”. As any recruiter knows there’s no such thing as low-cost…

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The big news for the local recruitment industry today was SEEK announcing, via an email to customers this morning, their long-anticipated move to variable pricing. No specific implementation date has been released other than it’s going to be post 1 December 2019. Variable pricing is the Holy Grail for job boards looking to leave as…

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On Wednesday 28 February 2018, Greg and I had lunch in Sydney. The two of us catching up was not unusual as we have known each other since November 1990, when I accepted his offer to join Temporary Solutions as a temp consultant as part of the Sydney accounting team. This catch up was slightly…

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Talent International (Talent) commenced business in 1995, initially operating out of Richard Earl’s Perth home. Opening a Talent office in Sydney four years later began an expansion of Talent’s footprint , first across Australia, then into New Zealand in 2009, the UK (in 2012), continental Europe (in 2016), USA (in 2016) with the latest Talent…

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What is the most common reason new hires fail? A three-year study, by USA-based, Leadership IQ, of 5,247 hiring managers from 312 public, private, business and healthcare organisations, who collectively hired more than 20,000 employees during the study period, has provided the answer as to why 46% of newly-hired employees will fail within 18 months.…

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The second Rubicor creditors meeting was held on Monday 9 September. The administrators, based on further developments prior to the meeting, withdrew their support for their original recommendation of Polygon’s DOCA (Deed of Company Arrangement), stating: “It is our position that none of the proponents have provided sufficient evidence that any of the DOCA arrangements…

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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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