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...

Thoughts of a Rookie Recruiter

Posted: 23/10/2018 by Cox Purtell

Recruitment is a tricky game. It’s a balance of highs and lows, successes and disappointment, brilliant plans that crumble, and situations working out better than you could have expected. Tricky. But among it all, recruitment is interesting and exciting! You meet people and hear their stories; they make you want to laugh, a few make...

Are You A Good Interviewer?

Posted: 16/08/2018 by Cox Purtell

Technology is having a profound effect on most, if not all industries, and this does not look like changing anytime soon. Working in recruitment for over 15 years, I have heard “Recruitment Agencies will be dead in 5 years” on many occasions. Some of my more esteemed peers have written numerous articles on why this...

Wanting Something More

Posted: 10/04/2017 by Cox Purtell

As a young person looking to start my professional career, I confess that I had no definitive vision of where I saw myself.