Posts Tagged ‘hays’

Do you have a talent strategy?

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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Is your recruitment business model sustainable?

The employment market in Australia continues to be robust. In July a further 14,000 new jobs were created and unemployment dropped by 2,500 people to leave the unemployment rate unchanged at 5.2%.     Recruitment agency business has, generally, been slightly less robust. Owners I have spoken to have had a very uneven past 6…

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Agencies are far from dead: 2010 in review

Yes, I am pleased to confirm that the Australian recruitment agency sector, after a near-death experience in late 2008 and early 2009, is alive and well. Reports of the industry’s irrelevance were proven to be well off the mark as growth and profitability rebounded strongly in 2010.   That doesn’t mean it was a year…

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The power of saying ‘No’

One of the many memorable (and valuable) conversations I had in my recruitment life, occurred when my recruitment career was a bare 2 months old.     I was a very ‘green’ 22 year old, living away from home for the first time, trying to make a go of working life in London. I was…

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