Posts Tagged ‘training’

Andrew Banks: Statistics tell you where to look

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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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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Should they stay or should they go?

The only thing harder than hiring recruitment consultants is knowing when to say goodbye.       The category of recruiter I am talking about here is the new recruiter where there isn’t a history of financial results to provide some surety that you are making the right decision. This is the person who has,…

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Skilled Migration – where are we at?

Recently, international professional services firm, KPMG  , released the results of their survey into skilled migration (Class 457 Visas) in Australia. These survey results, combined with recent data releases from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship   (DIAC) make for interesting reading.   I’ve reproduced the most relevant data below:   1.      There…

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Skills Shortage: The Sequel (Part 2)

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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