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Picture credit: CEO Magazine  Collar Group and its founder, Ephram Stephenson, continue to be the highest-profile success story of the post-pandemic era in Australian recruitment. Since commencing operations in July 2021, Collar Group has grown to 140 recruiters with nine offices (3 in Perth, two in Queensland, and one each in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and…

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Manpower won the first Australian Defence Force (ADF) recruitment contract in 2002 after collaborating with the ADF in a pilot program conducted over the previous two years. Manpower lost the contract in 2008 to Chandler Macleod, regaining it less than a year later (and subsequently was awarded contract extensions in 2012, 2016 and 2019) after…

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My sons, my wife and I (pictured above) were privileged to be guests of The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation (MDCF) donation announcement at The Langham in late October. In 2023, the Mother’s Day Classic recorded incredible growth, with participation up 30 per cent on 2022 with 65,000 Australians participating in 73 locations. The donation to…

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The perennial misunderstanding of the key skills and core competencies that make up the job of a recruitment consultant is formalised in the Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) website. JSA is the Albanese government’s replacement for the Morrison government’s National Skills Commission. Its mission “is to be a catalyst in activating the potential of Australia’s…

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One of the highlights of the recent ATC was an on-stage interview between SMAART Recruitment Director, James Witcombe and SMAART Recruitment co-founder, Stu Holmes (pictured above). Holmes was Witcombe’s boss for ten years before Holmes left SMAART in 2015. Holmes left SMAART because his substance abuse led to untenable behavioural problems at work. Following his…

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I returned from last week’s Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) with renewed optimism about the increasing importance of workers, recruitment and recruitment agencies. Listening to world-leading talent experts, Dart Lindsley and Kevin Wheeler and other presenters on the various speaker stages at Luna Park, together with recent survey and data releases, reinforced my positive mindset. The…

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Sydney contract recruiter, Colin Kerr passed away as a result of a tragic accident on Melbourne Cup afternoon. Colin had worked at [axr] Recruitment & Search for nearly three years, having previously worked in Australia at u&u recruitment partners (5 years), Talent 2 (nearly 10 years), Ambition (18 months) and Morgan and & Banks (5…

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