Posts Tagged ‘recruitment’

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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What are you on about, Ross?

  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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Do you have a talent strategy?

It’s an interesting question to ask of any organisation but especially a recruitment agency. To be honest, it’s a question I’ve only given a lot of thought to recently because of the work I have been doing with two of my clients in helping them define their respective talent strategies and the research recently undertaken by Psylutions…

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Celebrating 250 Issues of InSight

  Wednesday 26th September marks the 250th issue of InSight. It’s also the 5th anniversary, to the day, of the first issue of InSight.   Apart from my annual two week Christmas holiday break, InSight has been landing in your inbox every week since it was first published on 26 September 2007.   I was…

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How to spot exceptional talent before everyone else

 Insight 210 carried a Ross Recommends that featured The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else  by George Anders (Portfolio/Penguin, 2011).      I gave the book my highest recommendation and since then I’ve been trying to work out how to expand about the book for a lead article.    The reality is that…

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Defensive recruitment skills: overlooked and underrated

The stereotype agency recruiter is a fast-talking, cold calling, aggressive hunter. They make things happen by finding vacancies and filling them quickly.     These skills are what I would call ‘offensive’ skills and activities. These are the skills of attack, where a recruiter is focused on finding opportunities, leveraging those opportunities and closing those…

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The 5 characteristics of highly effective leaders

This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared in Recruitment Extra   (October 2006 issue) The number of books on leadership could fill a small library. Leadership books by academics, biographers, motivational speakers, sports stars, military leaders, CEOs, ex-Presidents and the like, are pumped out in their thousands each year. There are…

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