Posts Tagged ‘talent’
Decent research shows talent is very far from a company’s #1 priority
In a recent blog, I tackled the ludicrous claim made by LinkedIn in their fancifully named ‘Australia Recruiting Trends 2017: What you need to know about the state of talent acquisition’ that Australian and talent leaders say that Talent is #1 priority at their company (79%). I suggested that you would be hard pressed to find one agency…Read More
Talent is the #1 priority for 79 per cent of companies: Yeah right!
I regularly read recruitment industry vendor research, articles and white papers. The quality of these reports varies greatly, as I have blogged about previously. The most recent one I cast my eyes over was the LinkedIn Talent Solutions Australia Recruiting Trends 2017: What you need to know about the state of talent acquisition. The fine print tells me…Read More
Talent Agent: much talked about but still a very long way off
I was recently sorting out some old files and came across a presentation I made for an RCSA event in 2006. In this presentation I covered the changing market for candidates and made a prediction (far from new, even ten years ago) that agency recruiters would need to become Talent Managers as the balance of…Read More
How the Six Degrees Executive back office team drives their culture
At the Recruitment International Awards (Australia), held in Sydney on 28 April 2016 Six Degrees Executive won two awards: The Best Company to Work For (Medium) and Best Back Office Team.(Photo: The winning SDE team at the 2016 Recruitment International Awards. Co-founders Nick Hindhaugh is pictured second from the right and Paul Hallam is pictured third from the right).Six Degrees Executive is…Read More
67 year old over-achiever: ‘I’m still foolish enough to think that my best work is ahead of me’
Two weeks ago Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Don Henley previewed a few tracks from his upcoming solo album Cass County; his first in 15 years and his second in 26 years. Henley is better known as co-founder of the Eagles and, as such, is one of the most successful and well known…Read More
Are you about to waste another year underutilising your candidates?
As you are getting back into work at the start of the calendar year, take the time to research and write down the answers to the following questions: How many candidates did you interview in 2014? How many of these candidates did you refer to a job? How many of these referred candidates were interviewed…Read More
How good is your talent decision-making?
Recently I met up with a long term friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in many years. Our lives had taken different paths since we were at university together. Although we both travelled, I came back to Australia after a couple of years and he did not. He pursued a career in professional services…Read More
How many interviews does it take to hire top talent?
At the Australasian Talent Conference last month, I attended an interesting break out session on the future of interviewing and whether assessment would make interviews redundant. The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was predicting the end of interviews any time soon. One of the excellent points…Read More
Australia still a global laggard in talent practices: Netherlands #1
LinkedIn and PWC have recently trumpeted that Australia is the world’s worst country for effective white collar recruitment and retention practices due to 23% of new hires quitting their job within 12 months of starting. Our closest cultural cousins, the USA and the UK, were far better with 15% and 12% respectively. This information is taken from research undertaken…Read More
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…Read More