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In the past two weeks I have shared data about the recruitment industry globally, that Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts discussed at    last month’s RCSA International Conference, under the two categories of The Industry Today (Global staffing industry sales top $400 billion) and Success in the Near-term (Globalisation, technology and outsourcing drive recruitment trends). In the final…

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The addiction that almost all Australian recruitment agencies have to running ads on job boards is like most addictions; one that is grounded in habit and impulse and rarely subject to any form of objective analysis. If that clear-eyed analysis was undertaken I suspect many agencies would change their approach to advertising jobs on job…

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One of the topics I frequently return to is the risk assessment aspect of a recruiter’s job, or the ‘defensive’ recruitment skills, such as background and reference checking, that are a necessary part of doing a complete job as a recruiter. Unfortunately, there is still an undesirable tendency for these skills to be deemed an…

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Yet again, I return to the excellent research recently undertaken by Psylutions and Curve Group, published as a white paper Best Practice in practice talent management, which I have written about twice recently; What’s in an effective leadership program? (and why it matters) and Do you have a talent strategy? On page 9 of the white paper there is a list of recommendations…

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Another pointless waste of time concluded last week with the announcement of the 39 recruitment agencies that were ‘successful’ in winning a place on the City of Sydney Council Temporary Staff Recruitment Panel. Industry news service, ShortList, reported that the Council’s process opened in February this year with submissions closing on 13 March 2012. It’s…

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