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I’ve just finished reading Deloitte’s Positioning for prosperity? Catching the next wave report, the third paper in their Building the Lucky Country series. This report includes the actions that businesses and governments can take to position their organisations, – and ultimately, Australia – for prosperity.     It also introduces the full “Deloitte Growth 25”.…

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The mainstream media are full of big job loss stories such as Alcoa, QANTAS and Toyota but out there in the SME sector, where the economy’s engine really hums, there’s signs of life.   I have been speaking to a lot of recruitment agency owners over the past 6 weeks and almost without exception they…

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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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What’s in the water Gen Ys are drinking right now? Last week I slammed the ham-fisted and unprofessional attack on the recruitment industry by a News.com.au Business Editor, barely out of her journalist nappies. This week we have more mud to contend with, coming from a person who has had about 5 minutes experience in the world…

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After six years of relentless bad news coming out of the UK recruitment sector it looks like the tide has turned.   UK-based Recruiter website has reported on information released from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (The UK equivalent to the RCSA) Recruitment Industry Trends Survey 2012/13.   Here are the major findings:   Area…

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  I am not sure whether to laugh or cry; be angry, sad, disappointed or bewildered.     The RCSA PEARL Consultant Forum (March 20 and 21) is currently running in Melbourne and has a paid attendance of 47 people! Yes, you read that right, 47 people.     Claudia, Christina and the fabulous team…

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