Cox Purtell – Diversity & Inclusion Champion Runner Up

Posted: 15/05/2018 by Cox Purtell

Last month we attended Recruitment International’s national recruitment awards ceremony, where we were up for both the Best Recruitment Company for Client Service & Diversity and Inclusion Champion. While we didn’t walk away with either awards, we were beyond honoured to even be considered among the best of the best – especially when it came...

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted: 11/05/2018 by Cox Purtell

Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace affects everything – candidate and customer attraction; retention; productivity. In many ways the workplace is a microcosm of broader society, and society is changing. Gone are the days of strict 9-5pm, following the company line, then home to start it all again. We al have an idea of what...

Career Education Needs to be a Priority!

Posted: 27/04/2018 by Cox Purtell

As a Secondary Teacher turned Recruiter, I am well-aware of how the decisions we make in our youth can influence the paths we take in our future. I frequently speak with junior candidates and recent Graduates who have no idea when it comes to career aspirations, and I strongly believe this is due to a...

Cox Purtell Promoted to Provide Executive Search Services to State & Federal Government

Posted: 18/04/2018 by Cox Purtell

Why Cox Purtell have been promoted to provide Executive Search services to the NSW Government If you’re a senior executive in the NSW Government, I’m sure you often receive calls and/or emails from newly approved Executive Search providers who want you to consider them to be your provider of choice. It may be for the...

It’s Time To See The Value of Onboarding

Posted: 14/04/2018 by Cox Purtell

workmates; you’ve broken your usual morning routine because you had to take a different train/bus/car route; you’re nervous about making new friends; you’re wondering if you can do the job; you’re wondering you’ve made the right choice. These are just a few of the things that make starting a new job nerve-wrecking, if not outright...

We Know Feedback is Valuable, So Why Are We Skipping It?

Posted: 13/04/2018 by Cox Purtell

Recruitment can be difficult when not receiving detailed interview feedback (or any for that matter) from clients, and also from candidates. Being the ‘middle man’ recruiter is a struggle when we are trying to provide a great service to our clients and candidates but honestly don’t have any information to give! Why is it then...

What Motivates Your Employees

Posted: 03/04/2018 by Cox Purtell

Motivation is a psychological feature that drives people toward a desired goal, and sustains goal directed behaviours. Knowing what motivates your employees is the first step toward creating a happier, more productive, healthier work environment and culture. Figuring this out however, isn’t easy. The Importance of Motivation Motivation is the driving force behind productivity, passion,...

TO BE HONEST… YES, PLEASE DO!

Posted: 26/03/2018 by Cox Purtell

Calling all employees and employers! If I had a dollar for every time I heard “to be honest though…” ¾ of the way into a placement… It doesn’t do anyone (client or candidate) any good to ‘beat around the bush’ or ‘paint the ideal picture’. So, let’s be honest about your wants, needs, salary expectations,...

Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Posted: 13/03/2018 by Cox Purtell

I have talked about how evolution applies to the everyday professionally and personally in previous blogs. How a species is forced into dire circumstances, and they are forced to either evolve and change to survive or die. This is the same for many of us as we face challenges throughout our careers and in our...

Where Did All The Good Candidates Go?

Posted: 22/02/2018 by Cox Purtell

As a recruiter, there are so many occasions on which you find your perfect candidate – “the one”, “the unicorn”, “the cream of the crop”. You can see the dollar bills rolling in, you’ve done the impossible, you’re the best recruiter ever! …and then they cancel on you, 10 minutes before the interview with your...