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The Whiteboard Happy Easter from The Whiteboard
7:05pm Thursday 17 April 2014 - The Whiteboard

The Whiteboard has wheeled off up North for its Easter hols, hoping the permanent marker can withstand the rainy holiday weather.  Have a good break everyone, safe travels, and see you again the other side of ANZAC Day.   Happy Easter from “all of us” at www.rice.co.nz and www.vrpo.co.nz  The post Happy Easter from The Whiteboard appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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Shortlist News Mismatch between new pay models and consultant expectations is a catch-22, says expert Login Required
3:55pm Thursday 17 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment companies trying to rein in remuneration costs using new models are trapped in a 'catch-22', says performance and pay expert Chris Hart, as trying to restructure away from the base-plus-commission model can drive employees into the arms of competitors.
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HR Daily Announcement: Now for sale in the HR Daily store HR templates, policies and checklists Login Required
3:05pm Thursday 17 April 2014 - HR Daily

HR Daily has partnered with Hynes Legal to bring you template policies, procedures and contracts to help you meet your organisation's legal obligations.
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Shortlist News Counter offers challenging perm IT recruiters Login Required
1:31pm Thursday 17 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Counter offers are increasingly common in the perm IT market, and the issue is likely to get worse before it gets better, warn specialist technology recruiters.
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The Written Reference Recruitment is now a level playing field…for some.
10:02am Thursday 17 April 2014 - The Written Reference

There was an article doing the rounds on LinkedIn yesterday that showcased four examples of businesses with top talent brands…. a fancy way of saying they did recruitment well. And looking at the companies involved you would have expected them to be good at it. I mean, if Google, cannot attract talent then something is […]
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HR Daily Look within for solutions to recruitment challenges Login Required
9:05am Thursday 17 April 2014 - HR Daily

Too many organisations are "externalising" and blaming the market for their inability to attract great candidates, when really they need to hone their recruitment practices, according to the former UK director of Flight Centre, Mandy Johnson.
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Shortlist News Diversity program helps Morgan McKinley place more female execs; Big contract win for Adcorp; plus more Login Required
4:37pm Wednesday 16 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Morgan McKinley lifts gender diversity in traditionally male-dominated roles.... Adcorp secures one of Australia's largest ad contracts.... SEEK expands internationally with acquisition.... Healthcare recruiter successfully defends former CEO's legal claim.... Online job ads bounce back in NZ.... Hay Group absorbs Talent Q after five-year partnership.
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Shortlist News China overtakes Australia as PageGroup's largest Asia-Pac market Login Required
12:55pm Wednesday 16 April 2014 - Shortlist News

China is now PageGroup's largest market in the Asia-Pacific region, following another local gross profit fall in the March quarter.
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HR Daily Copy the journey of great workplace cultures, not the outcome Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 16 April 2014 - HR Daily

Changing the culture of an organisation is a long and tough exercise, and most of the time it fails. A critical mistake is to mimic the practices of leading organisations without going through the process that got them there, new research suggests.
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Shortlist News Are the three biggest profit killers in your business? Login Required
4:30pm Tuesday 15 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment companies reported their weakest profit results for four years in 2013, despite rising revenue. So where is the industry going wrong? RIB Report director Nigel Harse shares his tips for overcoming the biggest recruitment company profit killers.
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Shortlist News Recruiters want $15k more to move jobs; EY hits social media milestone; plus more Login Required
3:32pm Tuesday 15 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment, mining, education professionals require biggest pay jumps to move jobs.... User-generated content key to engaging jobseekers with employer brand.... Clarius China business on growth path.... Freelancer buys marketing community for $US3.2m.... Big jobs growth expected in Sydney.
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HR Daily Announcement: What is your preferred negotiating style? Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 15 April 2014 - HR Daily

Do you sometimes feel underdone or "out gunned" by the other side when negotiating an EBA? You are not alone, judging by the comments of a large number of executives who have decided to attend our EBA Skills and Planning Masterclasses.
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HR Daily HR pros doubt own abilities to meet new challenges Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 15 April 2014 - HR Daily

HR and talent executives around the world take a dim view of their own abilities, giving themselves the equivalent of a C-minus, according to new research by Deloitte.
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Shortlist News Resources hiring activity continues to decline; Bluestone exits low-margin business; plus more Login Required
4:53pm Monday 14 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Resources demand continues slide.... Bluestone CEO focuses on bottom-line profit.... Jobs gap to widen if countries don't proactively pursue growth, ILO warns.... LinkedIn assures local users of product integrity.
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Shortlist News Management buyouts the "exit strategy du jour" for boutique recruiters Login Required
3:30pm Monday 14 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Management buyouts are quickly becoming the most viable exit strategy for owner-operated recruitment companies, as the market for perm-focused boutiques shrinks, says M&A specialist Andrew Cassin.
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Shortlist News Shortlist chats with... Greg Savage, recruitment advisor Login Required
2:13pm Monday 14 April 2014 - Shortlist News

High-profile recruitment commentator Greg Savage says sharing everything you know is the best way to build your profile as an expert in your field, as you have to "give to get". He also thinks most recruitment businesses are "fundamentally broken" and unlikely to perform better even when market conditions improve.
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HR Daily Are you getting a good ROI on your HiPo program? Login Required
11:05am Monday 14 April 2014 - HR Daily

There's a high chance the investment your company is making in high-potential employees is simply grooming them for the competition, according to talent expert Eugene Burke.
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HR Daily Employers must battle 'expectation inflation' Login Required
9:05am Monday 14 April 2014 - HR Daily

In the face of unprecedented change, rising disengagement and inflated employee expectations, employers need to build brands that "cut through the clutter" to engage people, according to marketing expert Dan Gregory.
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Shortlist News NSW council finalises labour hire PSA; ABS figures reveal recruitment opportunity; plus more Login Required
3:36pm Friday 11 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Two recruitment companies named for NSW council on-hire PSA.... New part-time need rises for recruiters to tackle.... Adecco bolsters leadership team.... TSS found not liable for injury caused by on-hire worker.
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Shortlist News Randstad focusing on internal hires, EVP and career management under new CEO Login Required
11:35am Friday 11 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Employer branding will become increasingly important for recruitment companies as the market improves, and Randstad Australia is already taking steps to stay ahead of this trend, says new CEO Frank Ribuot.
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The Whiteboard The Pendulum Swings Back Towards Talent Shortages
9:05am Friday 11 April 2014 - The Whiteboard

Quick one from me this week as I’ve got rather a lot on.  When I say “rather a lot” I mean that in the same context as “China has quite a few people” or “Wayne Rooney makes a fair few bob each week” but then I’ve never been one to indulge in hyperbole, oh no. […]The post The Pendulum Swings Back Towards Talent Shortages appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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HR Daily Dismissal roundup: Illness, drug use, and a 'tug of war' Login Required
9:05am Friday 11 April 2014 - HR Daily

One worker who was sacked after revealing he had cancer, another who failed a dug test, and a further employee who had a 'tug of war' with her employer using a medical certificate have launched unfair dismissal claims recently.
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Shortlist News Robert Walters Asia-Pacific CEO departs Login Required
6:15pm Thursday 10 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Robert Walters Asia-Pacific long-term CEO Richard Parnell has retired after more than 25 years with the company.
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Shortlist News Hays Australia reports gross profit drop Login Required
5:57pm Thursday 10 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Hays Australia's gross profit declined again in the March quarter, but global CEO Alistair Cox says local market conditions are starting to stabilise.
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Shortlist News Employment up, but full-time jobs decline; More new job ads as business confidence improves; plus more Login Required
1:17pm Thursday 10 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Part-time increase boosts total employment in March.... SEEK new job ad figures up in March.... Constructive bolsters property team, goes national.... Jobseekers looking for work at work, desiring change.... Right talent could unlock billions in productivity.
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SMAART Recruitment This Month’s Big Question:
11:51am Thursday 10 April 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

What percentage of your staff are looking to leave? According to LinkedIn’s 2014 Talent Report only 15% of employees are completely satisfied with their current job and do not want to move.  40% are reaching out in some way and a … More..
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SMAART Recruitment Staff In Profile – Aleisha Robinson
10:59am Thursday 10 April 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

Aleisha, tell us about your life prior to SMAART? I completed a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Human Resources and Psychology at university, worked in retail for a few years, travelled around the world, and … More..
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SMAART Recruitment The Candidate You Must Reconsider
10:38am Thursday 10 April 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

In a competitive recruitment landscape where there are never enough good candidates there’s a particular profile that often ends up in the “too hard” basket – the back to work Mum. I’ve been guilty at times in the past of … More..
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SMAART Recruitment In the land of sales, base salary still rules.
10:35am Thursday 10 April 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

It was a recruiters worst nightmare. One of my regular clients had given me a big recruitment assignment – they were doubling the size of their team and needed 6 new Sales Account Managers. Base salary of $55K – $65K … More..
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The Written Reference HR is from Mars… and Recruiters are from Venus…
9:14am Thursday 10 April 2014 - The Written Reference

*Disclaimer… This blog is NOT about ‘in house’ recruitment teams… they are from Uran… I mean… Neptune… I’m serious. Corporate HR departments and Agency Recruiters have about as much in common as Lance Armstrong & organic, preservative free orange juice… no sorry, that was a bit a low… they have about as much in common […]
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HR Daily Don't rely on clauses for protection from independent contractor claims Login Required
9:05am Thursday 10 April 2014 - HR Daily

Engaging independent contractors used to be "relatively easy", but the contract clauses that previously protected organisations from contractor claims are not as defensible as they once were, according to Ashurst senior associate, Taboka Finn.
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HR Daily Announcement: Responding to bullying complaints in the FWC Login Required
9:05am Thursday 10 April 2014 - HR Daily

It is one of the most anticipated developments in employment law in recent times. Three months on from the introduction of a new avenue for employees to lodge bullying claims, what do we know so far?
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HR Daily HR Daily Premium subscribers attend "Procedurally fair workplace investigations" for free Login Required
3:05pm Wednesday 09 April 2014 - HR Daily

Without procedural fairness, even the most seemingly justified disciplinary decisions can be challenged and overturned. Don't miss this presentation on how to conduct workplace investigations that will withstand legal scrutiny.
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Shortlist News Talent International expands with acquisition Login Required
2:37pm Wednesday 09 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Talent International has acquired a 50% stake in a UK IT recruitment company for an undisclosed sum.
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Shortlist News How to make temp rates more competitive without dropping fees Login Required
11:33am Wednesday 09 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruiters can secure temp business at higher rates if they stop focusing on the dollar value, and start emphasising both their temp's worth and their own, according to recruitment industry trainer Sophie Robertson.
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HR Daily Empower your social media activists Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 09 April 2014 - HR Daily

Empowering "employee activists" is not just the key to greater employee engagement, it may also lead to greater consumer trust of your brand, according to research by global communications firm Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.
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HR Daily Announcement: HR and line managers - Reinventing the relationship Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 09 April 2014 - HR Daily

Hay Group research reveals that it is not all plain sailing in the worlds of HR and line management. Communications break down, initiatives are thwarted and tensions take their toll. The research offers clear pointers towards a more productive and empowered relationship.
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Shortlist News NZ rec-to-recs fix eyes on Australia as market strengthens Login Required
4:30pm Tuesday 08 April 2014 - Shortlist News

A growing New Zealand recruitment industry could lure local consultants and businesses across the Tasman, according to NZ executives, but some question whether Australian recruiters are the right fit for their market.
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Shortlist News Tech company gears up for hiring drive; One in three recruiters traded at a loss in 2013; plus more Login Required
3:43pm Tuesday 08 April 2014 - Shortlist News

Cultural fit the top hiring focus for local tech company.... Recruiter profitability declines in 2013.... Oz Minerals making progress on diversity recruitment goals.... Skills gap in manufacturing likely to hinder productivity.... Sydney recruiter takes out small business award.
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HR Daily Webcast: Contingent workers - manage your risks Login Required
1:05pm Tuesday 08 April 2014 - HR Daily

Casuals, contractors, labour hire and fixed-term employees can be a valuable asset to an organisation - or its biggest risk. Watch this webcast to understand:Which factors to consider when deciding to engage the various types of contingent workers;What to include in contracts to minimise legal risks;Considerations for reviewing and amending existing arrangements;How to handle induction, training and safety obligations;Practical management "do's and don'ts" to avoid being deemed an employer; andLessons from case law to help avoid disputes and litigation.
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