The Benefits of Benefits

Posted: 22/01/2019 by Cox Purtell

Australia’s unemployment rate is still sitting at record lows. Thus, we’re working in a candidate rich market and it’s the candidate who has the most control. In the old days… Long gone are the days where people work for the same company their entire lives, or even stay in the same industry! We are moving...

The Economics of Recruitment

Posted: 22/11/2018 by Cox Purtell

As the recruitment market continues to experience low unemployment and a tightening of candidate availability, I find myself having similar conversations with many clients, and increasingly prospect clients. It seems that even the savviest organisations tend to ignore economic principles, especially “scarcity” when they pick up the phone and call a recruitment agency. Is recruitment...

Checking in on Reference Checks

Posted: 12/11/2018 by Cox Purtell

As a recruiter, reference checks should be a daily part of our recruitment lives. They are an essential multi-purpose activity with numerous potential payoffs. I look at it as 2 calls in 1. What You Have to Gain From one call, you might generate a new client, a new candidate, a new job listing, a...

The Truth About Well-Being At Work

Posted: 31/10/2018 by Cox Purtell

October 10th was World Mental Health Day, and a great opportunity for organisations to take a good look at themselves and ask, “what are we doing to promote employee well-being in our workplace?” The Reality of Our Lives Between rapid technological advancement and the standard of perfection set by social media, it’s easy to place...

What’s Your Passion Project?

Posted: 15/07/2014 by Cox Purtell

We all fall victim to the thought of not having enough hours in the week to complete just the bare minimum in life.

Culture Club

Posted: 23/06/2014 by Cox Purtell

‘Culture Fit’ is the number 1 hire rule.