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How are you going; really? More specifically; how is your mental health? Working from home; working alone; working in an unsuitable environment; and working in a tough market are each a challenge. If you are based in Victoria, as I am, you are also dealing with not being able to have face-to-face contact with any…

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Have company directors finally woken up to the long term reputational damage that male leaders are causing organisations when they behave like entitled, sex-focused, arseholes (predators?), towards their female subordinates? The damage to the reputation and career of male arseholes of this type has been, to date, negligible (exhibit A: Donald Trump). The countless women…

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Whenever you hear ‘choice’, ‘efficiency’ and ‘cost savings’ or similar platitudes being uttered by a self-styled ‘recruitment industry disruptor’ you should immediately be sceptical with respect to such claims. Your scepticism should rapidly elevate when, as is inevitable, the ‘disruptor’ asserts that they are not providing recruitment, placement or on-hire services, they are merely ‘connecting…

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This week Victoria entered the harshest lockdown so far, in the fight to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Premier Daniel Andrews, declared a state of disaster leading to the shutdown of most businesses and significantly greater restrictions on the operations of remaining, essential sectors. An evening curfew and other restrictions on peoples’ activities outside…

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Four weeks’ ago, the RCSA announced the winners of the 2020 New Zealand industry awards. The winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year was Stellar Recruitment’s Kymberly Tupai. While she was completing her Bachelor of Business, Kymberly was fortunate enough to be given a rigorous grounding in leading people by managing a Bunnings store…

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Thirteen global recruitment agencies have recently released quarterly updates for trading results to 30 June. The results tell a strikingly similar tale: Note: All results are gross profit changes for the April – June quarter of 2020, compared to the same quarter in 2019, except SThree (Dec 2019 – May 2020, H1) and Outsourcing (Jan…

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