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

24 Dec 2038 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

“Will This Open Space Work?”

01 Jun 2687 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 1985 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

Change is a constant and we adapt ….

06 Mar 1735 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    

Is My Age a Factor?

10 Nov 2985 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

Resumes Matter

10 Oct 2612 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

Recruitment in Aged Care – not for the faint-hearted

02 Oct 5050 Views
Recruiting for the Aged Care Industry is a strange beast. It is unique and can be frustrating at times to say the least!  It’s not the same as recruiting for any other industry, such as manufacturing, engineering, IT, etc.  It has its own set of rules, problems and you are dealing with very particular types… View Article

Job Search – A View

16 Sep 3339 Views
Position made redundant? Coming back into the work force? Looking  for a career move?……….You probably consider yourself in “Job Search Mode”. A natural response to this thought is: “this is somewhat foreign, scary”….. “not something I am used to doing”…………. “what should I do next?”…………….. As with most change situations you probably feel uncomfortable and… View Article