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The 2016 Australasian Talent Conference was another high quality event from Trevor Vas, Kevin Wheeler and the ATC team. I took a lot away from the two days of listening to speakers, exploring exhibitor offerings and extending my network in the local talent community. I attended a very informative session by CEB Executive Advisor in HR Practice Aadil…

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Two weeks ago I flew to Sydney to listen to industry legend, Andrew Banks, in conversation with MC Andrew Klein at the Think Tank session organised by the RCSA and held at the Swissotel. Andrew Klein managed the, often difficult, balance between probing further on any specific topic and keeping proceedings moving along to fit in…

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The Recruitment Industry Benchmarking Report that Nigel Harse and Deb Charman compile each month is an invaluable resource for all its 126 subscribers across Australia and New Zealand. Of special interest to industry observers and pundits, like me, is the aggregated data released annually, and what this reveals about the effectiveness and productivity of our…

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Last week I wrote about a few key facts and pieces of data about the recruitment industry globally, that Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts shared at last month’s RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown. This week I’ll endeavour to highlight a few of the points Barry made about where the industry is heading, globally, in the near…

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The recent RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on a global basis. There was so much of interest that Barry shared, I thought I…

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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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