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Shortlist News NEW Six questions to ask before growing your recruitment business Login Required
5:15pm Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment companies targeting growth must expand for the right reasons: profit and sustainability - not ego, says industry advisor Greg Savage, who shares his tips for successful expansion.
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Shortlist News NEW Focus coaching efforts on high achievers, not underperformers Login Required
4:38pm Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment leaders shouldn't waste time coaching underperformers at the expense of developing high achievers, who guarantee a better return on investment, according to leadership and sales coach Peter Keith.
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Shortlist News NEW Soft skills increasingly important in IT; Australian employers planning headcount growth; plus more Login Required
1:35pm Tuesday 30 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> Increasing demand for soft skills in IT > One in three Australian employers growing staff levels > Two-fifths of NZ employers to add headcount in FY15 > CareerOne partners with crowdsourcing referral platform
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HR Daily NEW Podcast: Q&A - Terminating Poor Performers Login Required
1:05pm Tuesday 30 September 2014 - HR Daily

When is it wise to suggest that a poor performing employee resign? When should a worker be offered a support person in performance meetings? And what should a notice letter about performance issues contain? These questions and more are answered here.
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HR Daily NEW Employers to be named and shamed on gender pay gaps Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 30 September 2014 - HR Daily

A website launching today will name and shame employers that fail to address gender pay inequity, after research found three in four employers haven't conducted a gender pay gap analysis in their workplace.
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HR Daily NEW Webcast: Building a culture of accountability Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 30 September 2014 - HR Daily

A culture of accountability will drive performance, behaviour and results in your workplace – but how do you go about creating it? Watch this webcast to understand how to build employee ownership.
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist chats with... Hayley Crealy, Talentpath Login Required
3:46pm Monday 29 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Management lessons learned in a multi-national recruitment company helped ensure boutique agency Talentpath, which launched shortly before the GFC, safely made it out the other side, says director Hayley Crealy.
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Shortlist News NEW Hidden business risk exposing recruitment companies to penalties Login Required
2:40pm Monday 29 September 2014 - Shortlist News

A hidden business risk is hindering recruitment companies' client retention efforts and increasing their exposure to penalties, warns a recruitment industry auditor.
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Shortlist News NEW New state manager for Peoplebank; MSP contract goes to tender; plus more Login Required
12:37pm Monday 29 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> Peoplebank appoints SA state manager > Queensland council tendering for MSP > Ashley Services acquires training business > Candidate mobility holds steady
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HR Daily NEW HR urged not to take "scattergun" approach to employee misconduct Login Required
11:05am Monday 29 September 2014 - HR Daily

The Fair Work Commission has warned an HR department against taking a "scattergun" approach when making allegations of misconduct, urging it to instead focus on "key" breaches.
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HR Daily NEW Webinar: Culpability risks for HR professionals Login Required
11:05am Monday 29 September 2014 - HR Daily

Are you aware where you face individual liability for your actions as an HR professional? Get the facts at our next webinar: Culpability risks for HR professionals.
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HR Daily NEW Case study: Navy navigating towards a new culture Login Required
11:05am Monday 29 September 2014 - HR Daily

The Royal Australian Navy has reduced the incidence of inappropriate workplace behaviour, and overcome recruitment and retention issues, through a long-running cultural reform project.
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Shortlist News NEW Timing is key when offering employees equity Login Required
3:15pm Friday 26 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Offering equity to consultants can be a complicated and high-risk process, but there's a right time and place for bringing recruiters deeper into a business, according to three agency owners.
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Shortlist News NEW On-hire firm owner to front Royal Commission; Industry exec seeks backing for new agency; plus more Login Required
1:23pm Friday 26 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> "Colourful" labour hire identity called before Royal Commission > Industry exec's new venture aims to overhaul interview model > No need for panic over deficit figures > New visas could boost regional workforce
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist Time Machine, September 2004: The $250k fraudster Login Required
12:10pm Friday 26 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Ten years ago this month an agency was facing every recruiter's worst nightmare, after it unknowingly referred a convicted fraudster who subsequently embezzled more than $250k from a client.
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HR Daily NEW Do your frontline manager have these nine key skills? Login Required
9:05am Friday 26 September 2014 - HR Daily

Numerous studies show that frontline managers are ill-equipped for their roles, bringing organisational performance down as a result, but where exactly are their skills lacking? In today's featured post, HR Daily Community blogger Melany Gallant highlights nine areas that frontline leaders need to master.
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Shortlist News NEW Rookie training the best way to keep processes in check: Kingfisher MD Login Required
4:37pm Thursday 25 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Kingfisher Recruitment has joined a growing number of recruitment companies embracing trainee talent, finding rookies give the business more control over its processes and drive revenue growth, says managing director Matthew Barnett.
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Shortlist News NEW Adecco revenue inches up; Australia set for period of candidate churn; plus more Login Required
2:25pm Thursday 25 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> Adecco revenue up > Overseas opportunities luring Australian workers > SEEK NZ ads up in August > Australian recruiter reaches billing milestone
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The Written Reference NEW Rip up the Recruitment Consultant job spec….it’s out of date.
12:42pm Thursday 25 September 2014 - The Written Reference

Over the last couple of years or so there has been endless chat around the recruitment fire camp that things are changing. Depending on who you listen to, we are somewhere between the dawn of an exciting era in recruitment…or the end of the world as we know it. The rise of social media and […]
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HR Daily NEW Prompt, thorough response to complaint clears employer of discrimination Login Required
11:05am Thursday 25 September 2014 - HR Daily

An employer's response to an Indigenous worker's complaint about racially offensive remarks was reasonable, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has ruled in dismissing a discrimination claim.
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Shortlist News NEW Recruiters on social media need "thumb-stopping" content Login Required
4:59pm Wednesday 24 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Measuring social media return on investment is a challenge for recruiters, but experts advise the yield of these initiatives hinges on content and audience profiling, not overzealous click counting.
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Shortlist News NEW Hiring intentions hit 18-month high: Hudson Login Required
4:00pm Wednesday 24 September 2014 - Shortlist News

National hiring sentiment has hit an 18-month high, and the even distribution of growth signals a more sustainable labour market recovery is underway, says Hudson executive general manager Dean Davidson.
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Shortlist News NEW More positive labour market news; Ex-Morgan McKinley MD launches agency; plus more Login Required
2:13pm Wednesday 24 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> Demand for skilled workers increases > Former Morgan McKinley MD sets up shop in Singapore > Employed jobseekers active on social media > Recruitment technology business up for sale > Mid-sized businesses looking to hire innovators > Oneflare hits 50k registered businesses
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HR Daily NEW Leaders can't build teams - but they can grow them Login Required
11:05am Wednesday 24 September 2014 - HR Daily

Employers should replace "outdated" models of team-building with the concept of "team growing", according to a frontline leadership expert.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: Investigating Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Misconduct Login Required
11:05am Wednesday 24 September 2014 - HR Daily

Increasingly your internal investigations into bullying, sexual harassment and misconduct are coming under a higher level of scrutiny, particularly in light of the new bullying jurisdiction.
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HR Daily NEW FWC grants legal representation request in bullying case, alters first orders Login Required
11:05am Wednesday 24 September 2014 - HR Daily

A Victorian employer will have legal representation in an upcoming bullying case after the Fair Work Commission accepted it had no employees with sufficient skills or experience to represent it. In a separate case, the Commission has altered its first substantive stop-bullying order to make it more practical to comply with.
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Shortlist News NEW HJB planning a lean relaunch Login Required
5:43pm Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Hamilton James & Bruce could start trading again within the month, but the company is preparing for a lean relaunch, according to a prospectus released overnight.
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Shortlist News NEW West Recruitment director to exit; New hires, service line for Trak Recruiting; plus more Login Required
3:50pm Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> West Recruitment director to step down > Trak Recruiting expands > New addition to Clarius board > Randstad invests in referral platform
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Shortlist News NEW Opportunities for staffing industry in workforce management evolution Login Required
2:25pm Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Shortlist News

The staffing industry is set to benefit as employers evolve from traditional workforce planning initiatives to "total workforce management", says a strategy consultant.
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HR Daily NEW Contractor bonuses help prevent early separations Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 23 September 2014 - HR Daily

Offering contract-completion bonuses can help organisations overcome the number one downside to using contractors, according to new research from Robert Walters.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: Employee feedback and coaching templates your line managers will love Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 23 September 2014 - HR Daily

In sports, a winning coach will train, instruct and provide feedback to drive optimum performance from athletes. In the workplace it's really no different. Help your managers drive better people performance with these feedback and coaching templates.
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HR Daily NEW Webcast: Workplace psychological injury risks Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 23 September 2014 - HR Daily

Do your organisation's HR practices minimise the risks and impact of psychological injuries? Do your managers respond appropriately when issues are raised, to defuse conflict early and with minimal disruption?
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HR Daily NEW Remind investigation participants about confidentiality: FWC Login Required
7:05pm Monday 22 September 2014 - HR Daily

The Fair Work Commission has chided an employee for forwarding an email containing confidential information about an internal investigation, but overturned the employer's decision to give him a final written warning.
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Shortlist News NEW Boutique agencies experimenting with "little details" to attract talent Login Required
5:10pm Monday 22 September 2014 - Shortlist News

As the job market strengthens, boutique agencies are proving more inclined than others to experiment with commission structures to attract recruiters, say rec-to-recs.
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Shortlist News NEW GRMSearch expands Australasian operations; Senior changes at Peoplebank, Harrier; plus more Login Required
4:31pm Monday 22 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> GRMSearch appoints new director, launches Australian office > Peoplebank promotes state manager > Harrier makes senior hire > Two recruiters hit Smart50 list
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Shortlist News NEW Mishandled business transformations put employment brands at risk Login Required
1:38pm Monday 22 September 2014 - Shortlist News

Employers that fail to execute business transformation processes effectively are putting their talent attraction capabilities in jeopardy, warns a talent solutions specialist.
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HR Daily NEW Remind mediation participants about confidentiality: FWC Login Required
11:05am Monday 22 September 2014 - HR Daily

The Fair Work Commission has chided an employee for forwarding an email containing confidential information about an internal investigation, but overturned the employer's decision to give him a final written warning.
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HR Daily NEW Avoid "band-aid" solutions to union complaints Login Required
11:05am Monday 22 September 2014 - HR Daily

Employers that fail to deal appropriately with employee complaints to unions can find themselves facing legal action, but superficial solutions are just as harmful, warns an employment law specialist.
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Shortlist News NEW High achievers in personal life make million-dollar billers Login Required
4:20pm Friday 19 September 2014 - Shortlist News

A refusal to suffer underachievers and strict hiring requirements have helped east-coast recruitment company Perigon create a team of million-dollar billers.
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Shortlist News NEW One in four contractors exit placements early; Revenue improves for oil and gas recruiter; plus more Login Required
1:29pm Friday 19 September 2014 - Shortlist News

> Retention bonuses keep contractors loyal > Air Energi revenue and gross profit up > Ashley Services clarifies impact of contract dispute
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