Staff Hard To Find? Fact Or Fiction?

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No doubt you recently read about the cafe owner who spent hundreds of dollars of advertising and can't find any staff. Yes, with borders closed and talent hesitant to move jobs, competition for quality talent is as fierce as ever. However,…

When Expanding Staffing Services, Beware Common Pitfalls

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From Shortlist, July 2021 There are two routes that recruitment companies can take to expand their existing portfolios, and one of these almost always ends badly, says recruitment and RPO veteran Sue Howse. The first approach is to expand…

Time To Rethink Candidate Sourcing Strategies

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From Shortlist, Tuesday, 03 August 2021 9:20am Amid the tightest market many recruiters have ever seen, fresh takes on candidate experience and sourcing approaches are set to divide winners and losers in the talent war, an industry training…

Recruitment Leaders’ Business Planning Steps Up In 2021

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From Shortlist Industry Journal, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 Recruitment leaders' business plans for 2021 involve preparing for the worst while operating for the best, with more modest goals and far greater focus on contingencies, a leadership…

LinkedIn “isn’t what it used to be”; marketing focus shifts to company sites

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Captain's Table November 2020 - From Shortlist - Thursday 26 November 2020 11:30am The next evolution of recruitment marketing will see company websites play a much bigger role, and face-to-face events become a strategic…

Pandemic has “wiped out” a decade of recruitment industry growth

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From Shortlist, Thursday 03 September 2020  Captain's Table Guest Speaker - Jason Aravanis, IBISWorld Australia Revenue has decreased by 11% across the Australian staffing sector in the past financial year, according to new research…

Top 10 Favourite Business Quotes

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For your inspiration - my 10 favourite quotes. They must be the most important ones as they have stuck firmly in my mind as a over the past 35 years in business. I can't believe it has been that long. Still so much to learn as we don't know…
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6 Ways A Cost-Effective Advisory Board Can Further Improve Your Recruitment Business

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One of the more common issues affecting owner-operators of small and medium sized (SME) recruitment firms is the lack of a sounding board for new ideas, structured business planning, accountability for performance and the myriad of ever-present…

The Undisputed Benefits Of Business Planning

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Following our well-attended Captain's Table Workshop this month - Business Planning For Success we have but together a summary of the benefits of Business Planning. This is perhaps the most important activity a business should regularly spend…

Consultant performance measured by flawed metric

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  From Shortlist Agency leadership, Industry news & market intelligence, Managing recruiters Many recruitment leaders are still measuring consultants' performance based on billings and ignoring more valid metrics, according an…