Executive Search – Is The Model Changing??

23 Jun 2115 Views
As we all know change is the only constant, none of us are immune, the recruitment industry included.  A recent publication provided a comparison by revenue of the larger Executive Search businesses.  It discussed how large corporates often align themselves with specific search companies. The article went on to make a list, 1 $552.9 million… View Article

Australia is losing ground as a smart economy

16 Jun 1936 Views
  “Australia is losing ground as a smart economy, and lacks the infrastructure in place to compete in research and development” says the “Australia’s competitiveness declines” article from the AICD .  Interestingly business efficiency … has dropped 10 places in five years with productivity and efficiency highlighted as key weak areas. “The two areas where… View Article

Managing Oneself…..Job Search

09 Jun 1649 Views
“Managing Oneself” an article (HBR 1999) written by Peter F. Drucker  who was renown for his teaching and thinking of management practice,  hailed by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented management.” (http://www.druckerinstitute.com/). The core message, we can not rely on others/employers to chart our career paths but must learn to manage and develop ourselves and… View Article

“Will This Open Space Work?”

01 Jun 2417 Views
“Will This Open Space Work?” 1999 is not that long ago (well not for me!) therefore it was of interest to find this HBR case study by Jacqueline Vischer. The basis of the study was “The CEO wants to increase collaboration and cut costs with an open-plan work space, but knowledge workers say they need… View Article

Hiring Without Firing

28 May 1798 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 1609 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

Hidden Unemployment – Hidden Treasure

09 Mar 2187 Views
According to the Bureau of Statistics unemployment in Australia in January was 6.4%. If you are a mid level to Senior Executive or Professional in job search mode your experience may make you think that this statistic understates the true picture. Indeed the way the statistics are put together misses a lot of people who… View Article

Change is a constant and we adapt ….

06 Mar 1587 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 2198 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 2752 Views
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