Posts Tagged ‘candidates’

How many interviews does it take to hire top talent?

At the Australasian Talent Conference last month, I attended an interesting break out session on the future of interviewing and whether assessment would make interviews redundant. The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was predicting the end of interviews any time soon. One of the excellent points…

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The hidden candidate gold mine: 400,000 part-timers almost available

At the end of last year, the ABS released its Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 (catalogue 6239.0). This survey revealed some fascinating information about the Australian workforce: Of those 9.4 million people, aged 18 years and over, who did not work full-time, approximately 2.6 million (or 28%) indicated that…

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Two gems of wisdom to guide your year ahead

I’ve previously alerted you to the excellent blog of Chris Savage, Wrestling Possums, Chris has started the year with a cracking post, Here’s The Best Advice You Will Get All Year in which he relates two pieces of advice he received recently. Here’s the advice: Take more time, cover less ground and be clear what…

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What’s your candidate strategy?

Anybody that has been to a Greg Savage presentation over the past 18 months or so, wouldn’t have missed one of Greg’s core messages; ‘Not everybody is looking for a job … but everyone is available to change jobs if the right job is presented’. This message was again, front and centre when I watched Greg…

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How will I know (if he has succeeded in the job)?

Back in the (Australian) summer of 1985/86 Whitney Houston released the third single from her self-titled debut album. It was a massive hit, reaching number 2 on the Australian singles chart as well as number 1 on the (US) Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song ‘How Will I Know?’ (and accompanying video) were perfect representations of mid 1980s pop music.…

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How committed to your candidates are you REALLY?

  I was very fortunate in  having my formative years as a recruiter within both Hays in the UK (then called Accountancy Personnel) and subsequently Recruitment Solutions.   As with many situations, sometimes it’s only with the benefit of hindsight that I truly appreciated what I had gained.   As much as skills development is…

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