Posts Tagged ‘profit’

Why most small recruitment agencies stay small

Our industry is one that is dominated by small recruitment agencies. Yet, I would imagine that most of the owners of these small agencies would like to grow if they could grow profitably. Unfortunately much of the growth, if it does occur is not profitable growth. The Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Report has 126 members…

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Recruiters’ role critical in powering Australia’s future prosperity: Deloitte

I’ve just finished reading Deloitte’s Positioning for prosperity? Catching the next wave report, the third paper in their Building the Lucky Country series. This report includes the actions that businesses and governments can take to position their organisations, – and ultimately, Australia – for prosperity.     It also introduces the full “Deloitte Growth 25”.…

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Another one bites the dust: The rise and fall of HJB

Last Thursday morning the inevitable happened when ASX-listed recruitment company HJB called in the corporate undertakers. During his sixteen months in charge, CEO Grahame Doyle has not been able to halt the long term decline of what was once one of the strongest brands in the Australian recruitment market.   The closure of both the Parramatta…

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No temp-to-perm fee? You’ve got to be kidding!

One of the more odious internal recruitment practices being seen with increasing frequency around the country these days is the inclusion in recruitment PSAs or tenders of the ‘no temp-to-perm fee’ condition. I saw it again this week when industry news service ShortList brought attention to the Glenorchy (Tasmania) City Council’s current recruitment tender document including such…

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