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Late last year the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet made a massive change to its recruitment policies. Out went the traditional ‘selection criteria’ approach to recruitment, including advertising the pay grade of the position, and in came a ‘one page pitch’. The Age reported: The head of PM&C’s corporate services division, Ben Neal, said…

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      The Rolling Stones, led by 71 year old Mick Jagger are arriving in Australia next month for a series of concerts. Seventy three year old Bob Dylan completed another Australian leg of his Never Ending Tour two months’ ago. The Eagles, led by 67 year old Don Henley and 65 year old…

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When have you been most confident at work, in any job?   I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.   I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was…

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LinkedIn and PWC have recently trumpeted that Australia is the world’s worst country for effective white collar recruitment and retention practices due to 23% of new hires quitting their job within 12 months of starting. Our closest cultural cousins, the USA and the UK, were far better with 15% and 12% respectively. This information is taken from research undertaken…

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It’s an interesting question to ask of any organisation but especially a recruitment agency. To be honest, it’s a question I’ve only given a lot of thought to recently because of the work I have been doing with two of my clients in helping them define their respective talent strategies and the research recently undertaken by Psylutions…

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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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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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The recruitment-to-recruitment industry (r2r) in Australia was born in 1992 when Rosemary Scott, bored with her brief taste of retirement after selling Scottstaff a few years earlier, decided to launch Scott Recruitment Services (SRS).     The concept of recruiters using a recruitment agency to source their own staff, wasn’t one that was warmly or…

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