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Last Friday industry news service, ShortList, ran a story (subscriber access only) on the struggles being faced by hospitality recruiters in finding sufficient staff to meet the demand from employers. The following from the ShortList article summarises the problem perfectly: (Frontline Hospitality Sydney agency manager Stephen) McGuire also noted salary packages for kitchen roles still aren’t as attractive as they…

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At the end of last year, the ABS released its Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 (catalogue 6239.0). This survey revealed some fascinating information about the Australian workforce: Of those 9.4 million people, aged 18 years and over, who did not work full-time, approximately 2.6 million (or 28%) indicated that…

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Last week I read with interest, an article on Recruiter Daily about candidate segmentation.   The article details the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tactics recommended by two consultants who work for a recruitment outsource provider on-site at Ernst & Young, one of the ‘Big 4′ accounting firms.   The article got my attention as providing…

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In last week’s InSight lead article, ‘Skills Shortage: The Sequel’, I highlighted the recent flurry of publicity in the mainstream media about the skills shortage. Contrary stories have also made the news. Recruitment industry veteran, Bob Olivier, made headlines in the AFR (Friday 23 July, 2010, page 46) by stating he believed the skills shortage…

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The June 2010 unemployment rate in the United States was 9.5%. In the UK the ‘headline’ unemployment was 7.9% and two weeks ago, the OECD reported that the unemployment rate in the world’s 31 leading industrialised economies averaged fell to 8.6% in May, 2010.     These rather bleak figures from elsewhere around the globe…

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