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‘The Way You Make Me Feel…’

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I really do enjoy listening to Michael Jackson. His music engages, is all-consuming, and has some dope beats. Show me an empty dance floor when MJ is locked and docked. But enough about MJ. So my fifth week in and the agency calls are still coming in thick and fast. Some call to congratulate (thanks […]

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PIMPS, PRO’s, EVP, WTF @ TMRT Perth

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A big thanks to Trevor Vas and Martin Warren from HCMS for bringing the Talent Management Round Table (TMRT) to Perth once again. And thanks to Kentz for hosting us. Oh yeah, before I go into my take aways, the above were acronyms for position titles that actually exist (two of them) apart from EVP. […]

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Listen Up….Mobile phones should be banned

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Last Friday morning I spent much of the AM sitting in a fortnightly operations meeting. The first meeting I have attended of this nature. It was great to sit back and observe the various interactions and hear about the achievements and issues within the business. I did not bring my phone. The majority of attendees […]

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Time for some R & R – References and Recommendations

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In my personal opinion,¬† I firmly believe that references and recommendations (LinkedIn ones) are about as reliable (we do it all the time) and as valuable (if you didn’t things could go badly wrong) as your morning visit to bless the porcelain bowl. References. Unlike other countries such as the UK, Canada and USA where […]

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Job Ads, Get Real, Get Honest

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I’ve spent much of today trying to put together a blog on Recruitment Advertising. This was the result of several ads I reviewed in the AFR this morning, and a subsequent tweet from a Recruitment Advertising Executive. Firstly, I have no formal qualification in Marketing or Comms, and I am as guilty as most with […]

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Recruitment Agency – Not Dead and Not Dying

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I’m enjoying the beginning of a tweet discussion with @recguruoz, @sarahcalverley, and @LeighRowbottom. The title originated from @recguruoz. My response was that yes, this might be the case but they weren’t necessarily reinventing or adjusting. @recguruoz claims the industry globally has gone through a radical re-invention since GFC. @LeighRowbottom agrees and states a Monumental shift […]

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A time to fill.

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Yesterday our management team discussed the measurement of ‘time to fill’ and my opinion was very different to the group majority. Currently it is measured from time the requisition is opened to the time they start. My opinion is that recruiters should work with managers to decide upon a prospective start date. Time to fill […]

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A War for Talent? What War?

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According to BrainyQuote the¬†definition of War: A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition of territory, for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any other purpose; armed conflict […]