Recruitment

The Savage Truth book review

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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The rise and RISE of Talent International: Richard Earl interview (parts 1 & 2)

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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Is coachability the #1 reason new hires fail, really?

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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Mason makes astonishing plea to retake control of Rubicor

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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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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