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Shortlist News NEW Cost savings can be found anywhere, say three execs Login Required
4:45pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Finding new ways to save costs without cutting headcount is a key challenge for recruitment company owners. Here, three executives share where and how they shed unnecessary expenses.
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Shortlist News NEW Rec-to-rec branches out with own agency; New hire for Mint Recruitment; plus more Login Required
3:12pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> New rec-to-rec firm launches > Mint Recruitment appoints regional manager > Agency owners can't let "urgent" overtake "important"
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Shortlist News NEW ManpowerGroup Australia back to growth Login Required
2:36pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

ManpowerGroup's Australian operation has reported growth for the first time in eight quarters.
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Should you use unorthodox interview questions?
1:24pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

“Sell me an invisible pen”. “Do you think I’m a good interviewer?” “How would you rate your life on a scale of 1 to 10?” “Estimate how many windows there are in Melbourne”. Unusual interview questions. They sound odd, weird … More..
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Staff In Profile – Will McPhee
12:38pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

Will, tell us about your life prior to SMAART? I grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. My first job was in data cabling when I was 13. During high school I started an electrical apprenticeship and did that for three … More..
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HR Daily NEW Landmark ruling alters harassment compensation landscape Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 22 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers now face a much bigger threat of six-figure payouts for workplace s-xual harassment, after a landmark Federal Court decision.
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HR Daily NEW Case study: Pre-management programs key to leadership success Login Required
7:05pm Monday 21 July 2014 - HR Daily

FedEx Express Australia fills the majority of its management roles through internal promotion, and attributes the success of its leaders to development programs offered before they are promoted, according to Australasian managing director, Kim Garner.
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Should employees who don’t need sick days be rewarded?
5:18pm Monday 21 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

It’s July in Melbourne. Typically the worst month of the year weather wise – cold, wet and generally gloomy. Sick days start to become a little more common. When you work closely with a lot of businesses like we do, … More..
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Workplace culture – how to describe it better
5:13pm Monday 21 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

“Culture fit is really important to us”, so says the hiring manager. When I asked her to describe their culture she replied “Well we work hard and get free pizza on a Friday!” Her attempt to describe the culture was … More..
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist chats with... Tony Crane, Hemisphere Consulting Login Required
4:28pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

The senior recruitment management job market has all but dried up, but executives with a particular set of attributes will always find themselves in demand, according to Hemisphere Consulting managing director Tony Crane.
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Shortlist News NEW Recruitment managers failing to measure their "largest expense item" Login Required
2:54pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Most businesses don't calculate the cost or value of one of their biggest expenses, employee rewards, but it is both possible and advisable for recruitment companies to track the ROI of these initiatives, according to a human capital expert.
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Shortlist News NEW Talent International hires new executive GM; Recruitment sector trending up again; plus more Login Required
2:03pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Xpand founder joins Talent International > Conditions improving, but "no handstands just yet" for recruiters > Financial services job vacancies up, jobseeker activity down > Gas price increases to hit manufacturing hardest
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HR Daily NEW Effective leaders allow people to make mistakes, but not repeat them Login Required
9:05am Monday 21 July 2014 - HR Daily

True leaders are rare among today's executives, but the best ones know when to coach and when to counsel their team members to better performance, according to Stephenson Mansell Group executive chair, Virginia Mansell.
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Shortlist News NEW Agencies well-placed to offer talent pooling services: Wheeler Login Required
4:14pm Friday 18 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment agencies looking for new revenue streams should consider establishing and managing online talent pools for employers, according to Future of Talent Institute founder Kevin Wheeler.
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Shortlist News NEW Court finds on-hire company equally liable for injury; Oilfield Workforce lifts June-quarter performance; plus more Login Required
1:34pm Friday 18 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Labour hire company equally liable for on-hire injury > Sales improvement for Oilfield Workforce > Offshore work visa repeal defeated > Adnews relaunches job site
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The Whiteboard NEW Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic?
11:05am Friday 18 July 2014 - The Whiteboard

I’ve had an ongoing “situation” with a candidate this week that has tested my usually high levels of optimism and positivity in the extreme.  I won’t go into too much detail at this stage because the business isn’t concluded fully yet and Monday could be an eventful day, but it’s the kind of saga that […]The post Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic? appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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HR Daily NEW How to make work seem more "fair" Login Required
9:05am Friday 18 July 2014 - HR Daily

Perceptions of fairness are crucial at work, because employees who believe things are unfair will be less productive, and teamwork goes downhill, says HR Daily Community blogger Ben Young.
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HR Daily NEW Study finds mismatch between HR priorities and actions Login Required
7:05pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Most organisations do not monitor candidates' reactions to their hiring process, despite the majority believing it is important, according to new research.
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Shortlist News NEW National contract win for Futurestep Login Required
5:40pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Futurestep has secured a contract to manage recruitment for a major Australian property company.
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Shortlist News NEW Restructure at Adecco; New role for Paul Lyons; plus more Login Required
3:58pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Adecco seeking new MD following restructure > Paul Lyons working with The Search Party > Rubicor CEO joins board > Employment marketing agency rebrands > Public Transport Victoria puts talent mapping to tender > Data3 expects NPAT fall > RCSA partners with insurance provider
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Shortlist News NEW Technical sourcing skills give agency recruiters an edge Login Required
10:54am Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Agency recruiters often have better technical sourcing skills than their in-house peers because of the high stakes riding on their success, according to a global sourcing expert.
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HR Daily NEW Low emotional intelligence linked to procrastination Login Required
9:05am Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Excessive procrastination at work might have more to do with low emotional intelligence than feelings of stress and overwork, a new study by Swinburne University has found.
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HR Daily NEW Event: Best-practice internal communication within the Australian public sector Login Required
9:05am Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Internal communications professionals today face the challenges of constantly evolving technology, having limited resources and managing communication with little or no support.
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The Written Reference NEW My 3 Recruitment Wishes…
8:58am Thursday 17 July 2014 - The Written Reference

Before I start today I want to shamelessly promote 2 events. Firstly, in conjunction with the RCSA, I am presenting a blog writing workshop in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth… do yourself a favour… Secondly, join me at the SoSu in Melbourne in August… you won’t be disappointed. Now… on to my story… Imagine… if […]
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Shortlist News NEW Recruitment leaders with 'EQ' are more successful: psychologist Login Required
4:57pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment company leaders' personalities are directly linked to business performance, but certain traits have a bigger effect on the bottom line than others, according to a business psychology expert.
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HR Daily NEW Why policies fail to stop workplace bullying Login Required
1:05pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

A purely policy-driven approach to workplace bullying will not change behaviour because it only tackles the issue at a logical level, according to professional speaker and trainer Blythe Rowe.
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Shortlist News NEW Rec-to-rec expands west; Resources job ad weakness continues; plus more Login Required
12:54pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Lime Resourcing expands into WA > Resources job ads soften in June > High wages costing Australia's contingent labour market dearly > Subtle differences in offshore recruitment industry M&A > Australian jobseekers globally mobile > Online skilled vacancies in NZ grow dramatically
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HR Daily NEW Perfect your pitch to get the board behind your idea Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

When proposing new people strategies to decision-makers, the strength of an HR professional's pitch is often what decides whether or not the initiative goes ahead, says Michelle Bowden.
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HR Daily NEW White paper: Personality Assessment - What Causes Leaders to Derail? Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

Many problems that organisations face can be traced back to poor decision-making by their leadership teams. This Hay Group white paper describes the key leadership derailment factors and shows you how to address derailment and manage the risks for individuals and organisations.
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Shortlist News NEW PageGroup gross profit down Login Required
5:52pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Shortlist News

PageGroup Australia has reported another gross profit fall, but global CEO Steve Ingham says the company's performance is stabilising after two years of decline.
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HR Daily NEW HR Daily Premium subscribers attend "Terminating Poor Performers" for free Login Required
3:05pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - HR Daily

In a webinar on 7 August, employment law specialists Richard West and Jordan Tilse will explain how to minimise legal risks while managing poor performers to termination.
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Shortlist News NEW Kelly OCG adds new director; SThree eyeing Australian contracting market; plus more Login Required
2:45pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> RPO specialist joins Kelly in senior role > SThree bolsters Australian contracting business > Talent2 in hiring mode following ownership change > FWC bans "Australians first" clauses in offshore bargaining > NZ job ad volumes cool in June > ITCRA partners with Indeed
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Shortlist News NEW Rec-to-rec market 'tightest in 10 years' Login Required
1:32pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Shortlist News

An improving economy has propelled the recruitment industry back into hiring mode, but with fewer consultants flowing from the UK and local recruiters sticking with their increasingly fertile desks, the market is tight, say rec-to-recs.
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HR Daily NEW Office redesign helps workers gain 40 minutes a day Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 15 July 2014 - HR Daily

A Sydney employer's workers are an estimated 40 minutes "better off" each day thanks to a new office layout - and a new approach to technology - designed to increase engagement, productivity, collaboration, and creativity.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: NEW eBook! A complete guide to best practices in ensuring role clarity Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 15 July 2014 - HR Daily

If you want to build a world-class workforce, a few things need to be clear in your organisation from the get-go, including role expectations. Download this eBook to learn best practices for ensuring role clarity in your organisation.
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HR Daily NEW How to keep workers on side when "turning the world of work upside-down" Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 15 July 2014 - HR Daily

An employer that "turned the world of work upside-down" for its people - moving them to a dramatically different space after 25 years in the same building, and introducing a whole new approach to technology - is observing productivity gains and cost savings after just three months.
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The Recruiters Soapbox NEW Where are all the management roles?
6:06pm Monday 14 July 2014 - The Recruiters Soapbox

It has been a while since I last logged on to write my blog. Why? I have been far too busy running a recruitment desk. “Head down bum up”, I think, is the expression. I’ve been managing the recruitment process, helping candidates, meeting with clients, offering advice and taking briefs.   [...]
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Shortlist News NEW Profit-killing processes rife in recruitment Login Required
4:39pm Monday 14 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment companies spend too much time on non-essential processes and should consider offshoring them to focus on what matters: finding people jobs, according to RIB Report director Nigel Harse.
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Shortlist News NEW LinkedIn targets recruiter spam; Recruitment company plans IPO; Two new hires at Ambition; plus more Login Required
3:46pm Monday 14 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> LinkedIn cracks down on bulk recruiter InMails > Ambition adds SE Asian experience to Singapore office > Ashley Services Group to float > Dedicated cloud recruitment agency launched > Court rules in dispute over failure to re-hire contractor
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Shortlist News NEW Billings and retention on the rise: survey Login Required
12:19pm Monday 14 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment consultants are now billing more and - in further good news for the Australian industry - staying with their employers longer than they were a year ago, according to new research.
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