Posts Tagged ‘recruitment industry’

Global staffing industry sales top $400 billion

The recent RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on a global basis. There was so much of interest that Barry shared, I thought I…

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A call to recruitment industry women to speak

The RCSA International Conference 2014 was aresounding success. The conference was sold out, the speakers were varied and educational, the social events were a lot of fun and the host city,  Queenstown, New Zealand was simply spectacular. The only dampener on the whole event can be seen from the following summary that I presented to…

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Do we really need recruiters on 457 visas?

The Federal Government has just released the latest 457 visa report. It makes for interesting reading. The headline statistics are: The number of subclass 457 primary visas granted  , 51,940, in the 2013-14 year was 24.2 per cent lower than the previous year, 68 480. The number of primary visa holders in Australia   on 30 June 2014 was 108,870, 0.8…

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Do your clients really know what you do for them?

The recruitment industry is an easy and constant target for the cynics and critics of our sector. ‘Body shop merchants’, ‘charlatans’ and ‘rip off artists’ are probably some of the more printable labels hung on us. Why does this happen? Unmet or mismanaged customer expectations would be a reasonable summary of the many complaints some…

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Soft free kicks in the media continue for ‘internet recruitment entrepreneurs’

The resources-stretched mainstream media are always a sucker for the latest ‘internet entrepreneur’ hoping to put a dent in the traditional recruitment industry. If you are a young female entrepreneur with the older blokes in private equity backing you, then all the better.   This week former Bain & Company associate-turned-entrepreneur Bridget Loudon   was…

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