Posts Tagged ‘profitability’

Agree and sign or stop wasting my time

Way back at the beginning of my recruitment career, in 1989 in London, I was drilled in the importance of verbally confirming with the client the terms of business, followed by a confirmation fax (these were the days before email). If the client did not agree to the terms, then we did not do business…

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Out-of-industry CEOs: A breath of fresh air or a cocky fish-out-of-water?

Recently installed Clarius CEO, Peter Wilson (ex-Datacom) wasn’t pulling any punches last week when he announced three recent senior level hires; new CTO Lee Bustin (ex-GroupM), new head of candidate management Leah Thode (self-employed leadership consultant and coach since 2010) and new director of on-demand and outsourcing services Stafia Giannakis (ex-Datacom). These three arrivals join new regional…

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Out-of-industry CEOs: A breath of fresh air or a cocky fish-out-of-water?

Recently installed Clarius CEO, Peter Wilson (ex-Datacom) wasn’t pulling any punches last week when he announced three recent senior level hires; new CTO Lee Bustin (ex-GroupM), new head of candidate management Leah Thode (self-employed leadership consultant and coach since 2010) and new director of on-demand and outsourcing services Stafia Giannakis (ex-Datacom). These three arrivals join new regional…

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Focus: Your future depends on it

Twenty four years’ ago I was in my fourth month of employment at Temporary Solutions in Sydney. I was an accounting temp consultant. Unemployment (7.9%) was continuing to rise, eventually peaking at 11.2% in November 1992. The market was tough. Jobs were hard to come by and good candidates were plentiful. One of the few…

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Red Flashing Lights: How you know when profitability is about to sink

After last week’s blog on the Australian publicly listed recruitment companies that have departed the boards of the ASX, I received a few emails from readers asking me follow up questions about the decline in fortunes of such formerly successful companies. Such questions as: How do such, formerly successful, companies become so unprofitable in a relatively short…

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How to waste your time at work

Time is money. It’s a statement you’ve probably heard many times. This is because largely, it is true. Regardless of our age or how much money we have or anything else superficial, we all have access to exactly the same amount of time each day, each week and each month as every other person. One…

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