Posts Tagged ‘hiring’
Hiring a bad leader compounds like high interest on a bad debt
This week Forbes contributor Dev Ittycheria, published a column Avoiding Costly Recruiting Mistakes: The Importance Of High Standards. It’s excellent and I recommend you read it. “The reality is that no one wants to work for a bozo, and employees can instantly assess if their boss is a bozo. The team who works for a bad boss will…Read More
Sending resumes to match emailed job specs is a job for a monkey
Have you ever had a job spec emailed to you with an accompanying email message along the lines of ‘can you have a look on your database and send me across any suitable resumes’? I suspect all of us, at some stage in our lives as an agency (or even internal) recruiter, has had this…Read More
How Mitre 10, campus life and London made the recruiter in me
As my loyal and regular readers would know (both of you), my eldest son secured a job at his local McDonald’s last year. Since then I have observed his progress from Initiator (getting the buns ready) to sometime Cook (now that’s amusing – I’m not confident he could boil an egg at home) over the past eight…Read More
Hire then fire: Who’s slipping through your background checking net?
A couple of months ago I ranted I call BS on employer groups: Get better rather than want things to be easier about the whining of Australian employer groups, specifically the Ai Group and Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and their respective calls to make it easier to fire workers. I suggested that these…Read More
Should they stay or should they go?
The only thing harder than hiring recruitment consultants is knowing when to say goodbye. The category of recruiter I am talking about here is the new recruiter where there isn’t a history of financial results to provide some surety that you are making the right decision. This is the person who has typically been working…Read More
How serious is the recruitment industry about recruiting its own?
The age-old adage of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ has been around for a long time highlighted by those old gags about plumbers with leaky taps, teachers who aren’t interested in learning anything and debt collectors who never pay their bills on time. Of course it’s a bit close to…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How to help your clients avoid failed new hires
This article originally appeared in Issue 66 of InSight published 28th January 2009 I have failed in a job. No surprise, really because many people fail in jobs, every day. Having worked in recruitment since 1989, I have interviewed many candidates who have failed in jobs, witnessed colleagues fail in jobs and…Read More
Gihan Perera interviews Ross Clennett: 12/11/08
After significant feedback from clients and subscribers, I have decided to offer membership to RossClennett.com which will provide members-only access to a range of professional development products and services, currently unavailable to the general public. One of main features of membership includes expert interviews with leading recruitment figures, available in audio format to…Read More