Posts Tagged ‘trust/credibility’

What does it take to become a Senior Consultant?

The title of ‘Senior Consultant’ can be one that is thrown around like confetti in some recruitment agencies. I first became a Senior Consultant when I was twenty-three with about nine months recruitment experience. I think the only aspect that could be senior about me was that I was the second-most experienced person in the…

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The Number 1 Trust Builder: Being Present

  Dr Adam Fraser   was the closing keynote speaker at the RCSA PEARL Consultant Forum last week and, as usual, he delivered an entirely appropriate conclusion to a fabulous event.   Many within our industry will have seen Adam on stage and know what a dynamic and effective presenter he is. I have seen…

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The Expert: Making visible what’s invisible

In broadcasting any sporting event via radio or television, most media networks will have two commentators on air at one time. One commentator (the ball-by-ball or action commentator) describes the play as it is occurring and the other commentator (the expert commentator) will provide an analysis and opinion of the tactics or overall trends of…

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How hiring mistakes are made

For those of us who follow the AFL version of football in this country, you couldn’t help but know that last week, perennial bad boy Brendan Fevola was in trouble, yet again. Fevola is alleged to have exposed himself to a Brisbane mother at a Club Family Day.   Fevola’s club, the Brisbane Lions, responding…

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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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