Posts Tagged ‘recruitment’
Is recruitment in Australia still dominated by bias, racism and sexism?
In the run up to International Women’s Day this past Tuesday, I couldn’t help but notice a couple of news articles that were a sobering reminder that many people responsible for recruitment are still operating from a mindset that remains from last century. The first was reported in industry news service, ShortList: SEEK data reveals…Read More
2015/16: Linear Improvement or Quantum Leap?
For most recruiters, this is the last week of the ‘old’ Financial Year. The annual fees or billings clock is just about to wind back to $0 and June 2016 seems like an eternity away. It would be tempting to just treat this week like any other week and go about your business of calling,…Read More
How Mitre 10, campus life and London made the recruiter in me
As my loyal and regular readers would know (both of you), my eldest son secured a job at his local McDonald’s last year. Since then I have observed his progress from Initiator (getting the buns ready) to sometime Cook (now that’s amusing – I’m not confident he could boil an egg at home) over the past eight…Read More
Contingent recruitment: Are you a mug punter or a professional gambler?
The horse racing industry is built on the punter. Without the person prepared to bet on a horse(s) there is no horse racing industry. The financial interest of the punter ensures that the media rights are worth bidding for and the various clubs can offer prize money that makes it attractive for owners to invest…Read More
I call BS on employer groups: Get better rather than want things to be easier
I read a news article on the SmartCompany website last month ‘Unemployment rate hits 12-year high as SMEs struggle to hire in “rigid” IR system‘ that irritated me. I was irritated again when I read a similar article this week ‘Ai Group calls for Productivity Commission to make it easier to sack employees‘. What irritated me was the notion that when…Read More
Another insipid piece of lazy recruiter-bashing hits the web
The recruitment industry is one that is an easy target for the knockers. I have written about this topic a few times before. The (supposed) quality broadsheet media, use incomplete facts to paint our industry as enjoying a taxpayer-funded ‘bonanza’. ‘Internet entrepreneurs’ looking for a bit of free publicity, engage in a recruiter-bashing by accusing…Read More
The F Word: To use or not to use?
This week I was alerted (thanks George) to this job ad for an Auckland-based VP of Global Marketing for a technology company called Vend. The second paragraph opens as follows: It’s also a f***ing great place to work, with a global team of 200+ smart, driven, creative people working in cities like Auckland, Melbourne, San Francisco, Toronto, London…Read More
What does it take to become a Senior Consultant?
The title of ‘Senior Consultant’ can be one that is thrown around like confetti in some recruitment agencies. I first became a Senior Consultant when I was twenty-three with about nine months recruitment experience. I think the only aspect that could be senior about me was that I was the second-most experienced person in the…Read More
CEO recruitment is broken and no solution in sight
Continuing my search to understand what underlies the decision making mistakes made by boards of large companies, I turned to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the preeminent educational body for public, private, and not-for-profit company directors in Australia. I collected a copy of the AICD Professional Development Handbook (July 2014 to June 2015)…Read More
What I learned from my son’s first recruitment experience
Last week was a momentous one in my life: My eldest son, Guy, was offered his first job. Then twenty-four hours later he was offered another job. Given what I have dedicated my working life to, it has been a fascinating experience to observe the process of my own child attempting to enter the workforce…Read More