Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Facebook jobs: a massive win for genuine recruitment consultants

Last week we saw the official confirmation of what has been an open secret for some years: Job postings on Facebook. LinkedIn’s dominance in the corporate recruiting world has been unchallenged due its unmatched depth of high skill professionals available on its platform. The price of the not-free LinkedIn recruitment offerings has made it clear that large enterprises recruiting…

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You won’t believe the disruption the legal recruitment sector is facing!

Two years ago I posted a blog under the title Soft free kicks in the media continue for ‘internet recruitment entrepreneurs’ in which I bemoaned the incredibly soft journalism being offered up by the ‘broadsheet’ media with respect to the reporting of supposed technology-based recruitment disruptors. Last week they were back to their old habits when…

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Globalisation, technology and outsourcing drive recruitment trends

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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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…

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Australia’s most productive companies: what can recruiters learn?

A couple of weeks ago, daily news service, HR Daily  , published a summary of the recent Profiles International   publication Australia’s Most Productive Companies 2010.  The report is a summary of recent research (150 of Australia’s public companies) into the factors that drive high revenue per employee.   Further research, including interviewing executives within…

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The Perfect Employee … The Perfect Employer?*

So what do employers really want in an employee? Well the government thinks they have the answer and amazingly, I believe they’ve got it pretty right! How do I know? In my recent research I found this great publication, Australian Jobs 2008, which is prepared by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations. Page 26…

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Use of Twitter and Facebook in recruitment up for debate at RecruitTECH

The future of recruitment and the impact of technology on talent acquisition will be debated when Canberra hosts the inaugural Australian recruitment and technology conference on 18 September 2009.       An initiative of local jobs website CapitalJobs.com.au, the conference – known as RecruitTECH 2009 – will feature some of Australia’s foremost thinkers and…

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