Posts Tagged ‘recruitment agencies’

Do you have a business development culture?

As companies start to lay off workers in large numbers, unemployment rises and hiring freezes become more common, the subsequent chilly wind of ‘market slowdown’ is blowing through recruitment agencies, creating plenty of shivers for owners and consultants alike.    It’s at this point that suddenly, business development becomes a necessity, not an optional extra,…

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RPOs: agency threat or opportunity?

The Recruiters’ Hub Conference (Rhub), held two weeks ago, provided lots of food for thought for the recruiters who attended.        I was especially interested in the presentations by the respective representatives of Telstra  , Lend Lease   and Sanofi-aventis  . Each of these companies has undertaken a complete shift in the way…

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Benchmarking: what you need to know, and why

At the RCSA International Conference last year, the theme was Targeting Innovation for Productivity  and as I wrote about in InSight 197 it was an excellent conference.      One of the aspects that was mentioned by more than one speaker was the importance of benchmarking. The point being that there is little benefit in…

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How CEOs are approaching talent issues in 2012

Earlier last year, global professional services firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, released their 14th Annual Global CEO survey, Growth Reimagined. Across 69 countries, 1201 business leaders responded to a range of questions about issues impacting and expected to impact their business.     In response to the question ‘How concerned are you about the following potential economic and…

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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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Atlassian Recruitment: November 2010 update

Australian international software company, Atlassian  , have provided me with plenty to comment on in the past 15 months. On 31 August 2009, I first wrote (see my blog) about the very different tactics Atlassian were adopting for a specific campaign they had just launched to hire 32 engineers for their Sydney head office. This…

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