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In last week’s InSight lead article Play More Beach Volleyball to Bill More Fees  , I referred to the research supporting the importance of making genuine connections at work in order to build a more resilient and productive workforce. Today I will discuss specifically how recruiters can create this connectedness with their colleagues, their candidates…

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Hayley Warne The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) is the peak industry body representing organisations that recruit and develop Australian graduates.     The current membership comprises over 340 organisations, including a variety of large and small employers across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors.   Every year…

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For those of us who follow the AFL version of football in this country, you couldn’t help but know that last week, perennial bad boy Brendan Fevola was in trouble, yet again. Fevola is alleged to have exposed himself to a Brisbane mother at a Club Family Day.   Fevola’s club, the Brisbane Lions, responding…

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It was the middle of week four in my new job. I was the third consultant on a three person temp accounting desk team. My Manager Bronwyn, and Michelle, the Senior Consultant, were finishing their weekly working temp calls.     Bronwyn smiles at Michelle and says, ‘Time to call the sleepers!’     I…

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One of the many memorable (and valuable) conversations I had in my recruitment life, occurred when my recruitment career was a bare 2 months old.     I was a very ‘green’ 22 year old, living away from home for the first time, trying to make a go of working life in London. I was…

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You might have gathered from last week’s post that I am not so keen on PSAs, especially the ‘panel provider’ variety. So what sort of client am I keen on?     I considered all the clients I had worked very successfully with over the long term, when I was a desk level recruiter and…

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In August 2009 I blogged  about the innovative recruitment campaign of Australian software company, Atlassian. This campaign invited open slather recruitment agency participation … with a catch. The Atlassian32 campaign was launched with the purpose of hiring 32 software engineers for their Sydney head office.     After I posted the article on my blog…

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In case you weren’t paying much attention, in the first week of February the Federal Government released the much-leaked 2010 version of the Intergenerational Report.     Needless to say the contents hardly broke any new ground – it just confirmed what we have all been hearing anyway, namely:     • Australia’s population is…

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Over the summer holidays I tidied out a few cupboards and in doing so I found an old scrapbook that I started putting together about 30 years ago. It contained an array of reminders from my (mostly) forgotten youth, ranging from:     • cricket reports (‘…Clennett top scored with a fine 75′)    …

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