Posts Tagged ‘trust/credibility’
Are you ‘touching base’ … and pouring your credibility down the toilet?
Is it possible to come up with a more clichéd reason to call a client or prospect than ‘I’m just touching base’? I cringe if I ever hear a recruiter say that hackneyed phrase. They may as well just say ‘I can’t be bothered thinking too hard about what I should say but I…Read More
Be sceptical. Be thorough. Be proud of getting it right.
I am writing this pre-dawn. I need to write my blog before my very busy day of client work starts in a couple of hours’ time. I am feeling pleased that I have found via Twitter, what I think will be, a really interesting piece of research (below) that I will write about.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How Davidson Recruitment ranked #6 on the 2011 BRW Best Places to Work list
Last month, the leading Australian business magazine, Business Review Weekly (BRW), announced the Top 50 places in their annual Best Places to Work list. It was very pleasing to see that recruitment companies took out five of those 50 places. Making that achievement even more satisfying for our industry was the #6…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
What’s the Standard of Your Marketing Communication?
I recently received the following email via a recruiter who had it forwarded to her from one of her clients, who had it sent to her from a recruitment agency. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read it. I have cut and pasted the email, exactly as it was forwarded to…Read More
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…Read More