12 year old me would never have dreamed that adult me would have a career in recruitment. As a child, I wanted to be the first female prime minister. That was always the [pipe] dream, until I realised I would have to live in Canberra. Speaking with peers in the recruitment industry, very few us […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Returning to work after maternity leave can be hell for many mums, but it’s become a necessity for most families; the only way to cover the increasingly high cost of living. So, what can we do to make this process as painless as possible? As mother of a 2-year-old, this has been a challenge I’ve […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As a young person looking to start my professional career, I confess that I had no definitive vision of where I saw myself.
We were so proud to receive our 2nd accolade this year for candidate care. Last week we collected Runner Up for Excellence in Candidate Engagement at the 2016 Seek Sara Awards.