Posts Tagged ‘behavioural competencies’

How the Six Degrees Executive back office team drives their culture

At the Recruitment International Awards (Australia), held in Sydney on 28 April 2016 Six Degrees Executive won two awards: The Best Company to Work For (Medium) and Best Back Office Team.(Photo: The winning SDE team at the 2016 Recruitment International Awards. Co-founders Nick Hindhaugh is pictured second from the right and Paul Hallam is pictured third from the right).Six Degrees Executive is…

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What exactly are ‘excellent communication skills’?

  It has to be one of the most clichéd lines in job descriptions and hence, recruitment advertising – the request for ‘excellent communication skills’.   It is omnipresent in today’s recruitment lexicon. Alternatively, you can substitute another one of your favourite synonyms such as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘outstanding’, ‘exceptional’, ‘superior’ or ‘high level’.   Unfortunately…

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How to spot exceptional talent before everyone else

 Insight 210 carried a Ross Recommends that featured The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else  by George Anders (Portfolio/Penguin, 2011).      I gave the book my highest recommendation and since then I’ve been trying to work out how to expand about the book for a lead article.    The reality is that…

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The Expert: Making visible what’s invisible

In broadcasting any sporting event via radio or television, most media networks will have two commentators on air at one time. One commentator (the ball-by-ball or action commentator) describes the play as it is occurring and the other commentator (the expert commentator) will provide an analysis and opinion of the tactics or overall trends of…

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How hiring mistakes are made

For those of us who follow the AFL version of football in this country, you couldn’t help but know that last week, perennial bad boy Brendan Fevola was in trouble, yet again. Fevola is alleged to have exposed himself to a Brisbane mother at a Club Family Day.   Fevola’s club, the Brisbane Lions, responding…

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The Perfect Employee … The Perfect Employer?*

So what do employers really want in an employee? Well the government thinks they have the answer and amazingly, I believe they’ve got it pretty right! How do I know? In my recent research I found this great publication, Australian Jobs 2008, which is prepared by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations. Page 26…

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