Posts Tagged ‘PSAs’

Recruitment industry used as easy scapegoat, yet again

Yet again we see the recruitment agency-bashing focus of the mainstream media is alive and well in Australia. Witness a recent a one-sided non-story in Fairfax Media’s Canberra Times entitled Public sector employment freeze proves a jobs boon for private recruiters. Writer Noel Towell decided that the new Abbott Government’s use of recruitment agencies while…

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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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City of Sydney Council PSA ‘win’ equals a loss for most recruiters

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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NZ Government Recruitment: It’s game on

Just prior to Easter, my New Zealand source, Tweet Throat, provided me with a spot of significant NZ recruitment news.      The AoG (All of Government) recruitment tender was formally launched on Tuesday 3 April 2012 at the Ministry of Economic Development. Lead mandarin, Daniel Craig look-alike, Mark Ansell told the assembled eighty recruiters…

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Agencies are far from dead: 2010 in review

Yes, I am pleased to confirm that the Australian recruitment agency sector, after a near-death experience in late 2008 and early 2009, is alive and well. Reports of the industry’s irrelevance were proven to be well off the mark as growth and profitability rebounded strongly in 2010.   That doesn’t mean it was a year…

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