Experience does not equal Capability

07 Jan 293 Views
A lot of resumes describe a person’s experience i.e. where they worked and their job role and often their responsibilities.  But how does that translate to capability to do a job? In short it does not. I have about 45 years of experience playing golf…..I have a poor capability to play golf as evidenced by… View Article

“So this is Christmas and what have you done….”

24 Dec 1080 Views
To quote John Lennon and Yoko Ono “So this is Christmas and what have you done….” about your career? To make use of golfing parlance the Saturday of a major golf tournament is “moving day” positioning oneself for the final day of competition. In Australia candidate activity markedly increases in January. January is “moving day”… View Article

Hiring Without Firing

28 May 1323 Views
Our recent office move caused me to revisit a 1999 edition of HBR and I found an article by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz of Egon Zehnder  asking “what makes hiring go wrong”.  In short Claudio asserted that a lack of strategy and structure were root causes of failure, i.e. having to fire a recent hire due to… View Article

When the figures don’t tell the whole story

18 Mar 1197 Views
With the fourth intergenerational report about to be published Dr Briony Dow shares her concerns about the way numbers are used in political and public debate to characterise older people as a burden on society. At the Australian Association of Gerontology we are committed to having evidence trump stereotypes. We are particularly concerned about negative… View Article

Change is a constant and we adapt ….

06 Mar 1159 Views
This interesting article reflects the uncertainty that a lot of older professionals are experiencing in Australia (is 40 the new 65?) …. http://www.staffingindustry.com/row/Research-Publications/Daily-News/Australia-Older-workers-facing-another-decade-of-uncertainty-33318    

Talent Associates with Talent

29 Sep 1755 Views
In Veronica Scrimshaws recent NPA blog “Social Media for Recruitment” she referred to the infomatic from Staff.com  on how social media is being used by employers, recruiters, and job seekers. One point being; “75% of all employers and recruiters look at job seekers’ social media profiles before they make a hire”. I would add that… View Article

Is My Age a Factor?

10 Nov 2158 Views
Richmond Bridge In my job as a recruiter, I would hear this question at least several times a month.  It is a natural reaction for a middle aged or older person who needs to or expects to keep working.  They are confronted by news stories about companies downsizing.  They have concerns that if they lose their job… View Article

Recruitment – I Can Do That Myself!!

11 Oct 2428 Views
iStock_000017107801XSmall Line Managers and Business Owners are often heard to cry “Recruitment, I can do that myself!!” and in the main they are right. Having been a line manager and a business owner I believe that at least 80% of the time the manager should be running the entire recruitment process and securing the right person… View Article

June 2013 Major FMCG Organisation – Supply Chain Problem

10 Oct 1769 Views
0774-250x201 We were approached by this client when they had been seeking an S&OP Manager for Australasia for a number of months to no avail.  This was a critical role for this business as it seeks to drive toward operational excellence in a very price sensitive market place where there is little room for error when… View Article

Resumes Matter

10 Oct 1828 Views
As part of our work at Kingscroft, we try to track candidates so that we can contact them as roles come up that might suit them. We do this by maintaining a data base and asking candidates permission to keep their details on record. About 12 months ago we were running an assignment where we… View Article