Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

Optimism: The only way to go at work (almost always)

  During the panel session I chaired at the recent RCSA PEARL Consultant Forum, one of the conversations turned to the characteristics that are important for a recruiter in today’s economic and recruitment environment. I made the point that, in my experience, only optimistic people succeed at recruitment. Pessimists should never be hired.   Why…

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There is more in you than you think

Earlier this week I took my eldest son to the 2012 Year 7 Orientation Day at his new secondary school. All the kids and parents were milling around before the event started. There was an excited buzz in the air as students from many different primary schools checked out their future school-mates. As I was…

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Motivating recruiters: Who’s responsible?

Professional sport can be brutal. Two weekends ago in the AFL the Melbourne Demons travelled west to play the Geelong Cats in Geelong. The Demons were just outside the Top 8 and the Cats were second from the top. The Demons were not expected to win but nobody could have predicted the humiliation that was…

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Play More Beach Volleyball to Bill More Fees

Two weeks ago, one of my favourite recruitment bloggers, Jonathan Rice, posted on his blog The Whiteboard, a smartly written post, provocatively entitled Smoke More Cigarettes to Bill More Fees.      The essence of Jonathan’s post was that when he worked at Hays, a large majority of the biggest billers were smokers, but it…

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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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