Who is better qualified to lead Recruitment?

10 Sep 1438 Views
If the acquisition of talent is necessary for business success, then who should lead recruitment? Here is a view… http://tinyurl.com/op6devw   Blog Posted by Garry King, Director – September 2015 Garry King is an Executive Recruitment Consultant, Owner and Practice leader at Kingscroft Consulting. Garry has been in the recruitment industry for 19 years, and… View Article

Managing Your Career

06 Jul 1623 Views
Managing Your Career……times are fluid, re-organisations, downsizings, mergers, take overs, changing technology, economies change, and share markets move. The chances of someone other than you worrying about your career and standard of living are pretty slim.  Even if you work in a company that espouses that it manages talent or establishes succession plans or contributes… 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

Recruitment – I Can Do That Myself!!

11 Oct 2916 Views
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