Posts Tagged ‘talent’

Your careers site needs a strong dose of Ambition

In InSight 211, I passed comment on 14 career sites, representing some of Australia’s biggest recruitment agencies. The verdict wasn’t pretty.      I also asked for nominations for agency career sites that were worthy of highlighting. Specifically I was looking for a site that demonstrated innovation, a compelling message and information about the role…

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Are you leaking candidates?

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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How to help your clients avoid failed new hires

This article originally appeared in Issue 66 of InSight published 28th January 2009     I have failed in a job. No surprise, really because many people fail in jobs, every day.   Having worked in recruitment since 1989, I have interviewed many candidates who have failed in jobs, witnessed colleagues fail in jobs and…

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Gihan Perera interviews Ross Clennett: 12/11/08

After significant feedback from clients and subscribers, I have decided to offer membership to RossClennett.com which will provide members-only access to a range of professional development products and services, currently unavailable to the general public.      One of main features of membership includes expert interviews with leading recruitment figures, available in audio format to…

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Excellence in Executive Recruitment

This article was originally published in Issue 62 of InSight on 10 December 2008     InSight 58 was devoted to my annual review of the quality of job advertising in the Australian Financial Review. I rated this ad [click here to view] by Tom Key of Lloyd Morgan as the only outstanding ad published…

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15 unwise assumptions for recruiters to make

I always knew that when one of my recruiters started a sentence with ‘I assumed…” that it was going to be a story with an unhappy ending. Assumptions are for the unskilled, the lazy or the unthinking. The  Macquarie definition of assume is “to take for granted or without proof, suppose as a fact”. To…

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Clichés, tautologies, vagueness and other rubbish found in recruitment advertising

Recruiters are in the recruitment game because (presumably) they are more interested in working in a competitive, results-focused, people-oriented environment than in working in a placid and predictable environment. Amongst the many great skills that recruiters do possess, it appears advertisement writing is not one of them. There is no excuse for poor literacy and…

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