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Shortlist News NEW U&U makes senior hire; Recruiters' views help shape SEEK awards; plus more Login Required
3:45pm Wednesday 20 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Robert Walters associate director moves > Entries open for revamped SARAs > Skilled vacancies rise > Demand for skilled workers declines in NZ
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Shortlist News NEW M&T Resources bounces back; HiTech in the red despite revenue increase Login Required
2:43pm Wednesday 20 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Two listed IT recruitment companies have reported revenue improvements for the 2014 financial year, in newly-released results.
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Shortlist News NEW Subdued local results fail to stymie SEEK growth Login Required
12:18pm Wednesday 20 August 2014 - Shortlist News

SEEK's international and education businesses delivered the lion's share of the company's growth in the 2014 financial year, with its local job board operations achieving more modest results.
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HR Daily NEW A 25-hour core workweek could be five years away Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 20 August 2014 - HR Daily

A core workweek of just 25 hours' desk time, but during which employees get more done, could be just years away if only employers can let go of outdated management models, says an employee engagement and performance specialist.
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HR Daily NEW Most leadership programs don't work because... Login Required
5:05pm Tuesday 19 August 2014 - HR Daily

Personality profiling, 360-degree assessments and workshops all "have their place in the training game", but according to leadership expert Richard Maloney, investing in these initiatives can be like cleaning a dirty fish, only to return it to a dirty pond.
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Shortlist News NEW Recruiting tips from the Royal Marine Commandos Login Required
4:30pm Tuesday 19 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Removing room for discretionary decision-making in recruitment and promotion has helped elite fighting force, the Royal Marine Commandos, reduce the drop-off rate of new recruits and eliminate nepotism from its advancement system, according to a senior officer.
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Shortlist News NEW Adecco appoints state sales managers; On-hire company underpaid workers $20.3k; plus more Login Required
2:58pm Tuesday 19 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Hoban Recruitment manager joins Adecco in sales role > Labour hire workers underpaid, allegedly forced into crowded share accommodation > Soft conditions continue in resources > Adecco appoints CEO for one month > South-East Asian business opportunities broaden > Implications for employers in higher white-collar life expectancy
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Shortlist News NEW Revenue down, but double-digit profit increase for CMG Login Required
12:23pm Tuesday 19 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Chandler Macleod has reported a 26% net profit increase for the 2014 financial year, after multimillion-dollar cost saving measures offset a revenue decline.
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HR Daily NEW Incentive pay: when it works, and when it doesn't Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 19 August 2014 - HR Daily

Team bonuses can boost employee effort and motivation - but only under certain conditions, according to a study into which financial incentives deliver the best returns.
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HR Daily NEW How HR can help bust the myths of 'meritocracies' Login Required
5:05pm Monday 18 August 2014 - HR Daily

Many male-dominated organisations believe they are meritocracies, when this is patently not true, says Diana Ryall, CEO and founder of Xplore for Success, and former Apple Australia CEO and managing director.
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Shortlist News NEW Executive hiring on the increase; Trades apprenticeship numbers decline; plus more Login Required
4:57pm Monday 18 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Executive search market on upward trend > Trade apprenticeship levels decline > Is monogamy key to client relationships?
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist chats with... Sue Healy Login Required
3:46pm Monday 18 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Investing in a team of advisors when selling a recruitment business is crucial, to prevent the owner's emotional links from clouding their valuation of the company, according to industry doyenne Sue Healy.
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Shortlist News NEW "No surprises" key to temp margin negotiations Login Required
11:48am Monday 18 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Temporary recruitment margins are under increasing pressure, but it is possible to negotiate higher rates without jeopardising client relationships, according to three recruitment company leaders.
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HR Daily NEW Don't exclude contingent workers from training Login Required
9:05am Monday 18 August 2014 - HR Daily

A costly s-xual harassment case reinforces the importance of extending unlawful conduct training to all workplace participants, not just direct employees, according to an employment law specialist.
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Shortlist News NEW Date set for ACT payroll tax changes; Smartsalary paying new recruits more to leave; plus more Login Required
3:16pm Friday 15 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> ACT recruiters get clarity on payroll tax obligations > Smartsalary boosts incentive for new recruits to leave > Brunel International reports strong growth > Government slams union 457 claims > Consult Recruitment launches new accounting salary tool
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Shortlist News NEW Ambition in the red, but results improving Login Required
11:31am Friday 15 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Ambition's underlying profitability improved during the six months to June, following a small uptick in revenue.
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The Whiteboard NEW Candidate Prep: My 50 Cents Worth
11:05am Friday 15 August 2014 - The Whiteboard

Jon’s absence has once again left the squeaky pen in my slightly sweaty, and this week, stressed hand for today’s Whiteboard. Reading the mainstream press, and even the various blogs which now infect my LinkedIn feed like a content pandemic, articles on the recruitment industry seem to fall into one of two camps. Either us […]The post Candidate Prep: My 50 Cents Worth appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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Shortlist News NEW Costly settlement shines spotlight on on-hire harassment risks Login Required
10:30am Friday 15 August 2014 - Shortlist News

A legal case in which a labour hire company was left footing a "substantial" settlement bill highlights the dangers of inappropriate workplace behaviour in on-hire environments, according to an employment law specialist.
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HR Daily NEW How reward systems stifle collaboration; and Five ways to reduce stress Login Required
9:05am Friday 15 August 2014 - HR Daily

"Silo mentalities" prevent an organisation from unifying towards a common goal, but usually it is the organisation's own systems that create the problem, according to HR Daily Community blogger Ben Young.
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HR Daily NEW Case study: Give young workers living, breathing career path examples Login Required
7:05pm Thursday 14 August 2014 - HR Daily

Promoting junior employees into management roles gives other young workers a living, breathing example of the career path available to them, which can encourage them to pursue the same progression, according to a veteran from high-profile youth employer McDonald's Australia.
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Shortlist News NEW Stress the new risk area for labour hire companies Login Required
5:24pm Thursday 14 August 2014 - Shortlist News

In light of rising numbers of stress claims, labour hire companies should take steps to include workplace stress among the safety risks they monitor and address, according to WorkPro general manager Tania Evans.
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Shortlist News NEW Small decline in job ads; Senior promotion at Adecco; plus more Login Required
1:15pm Thursday 14 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> New job ads dip > Adecco appoints permanent recruitment director > Employment advertising weak at Fairfax > Subscriber webinar: Drive better consultant performance
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Shortlist News NEW Don't trap big billers with "golden handcuffs": Clennett Login Required
11:28am Thursday 14 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Equity can be a good tool for retaining high-performing consultants, but agencies should approach it carefully to avoid trapping big billers with "golden handcuffs", according to industry trainer Ross Clennett.
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The Written Reference NEW 7 Traits of Great Recruiters…
10:24am Thursday 14 August 2014 - The Written Reference

So… you want to be a recruiter… or… you want to be a better recruiter? Well listen closely my friends… I speak conservatively to 5 recruitment people a day – Consultants, Managers & Owners. Well I don’t speak conservatively… I conservatively speak… if you get my drift… Geez… how 70’s is that? Drift… These Consultants, […]
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HR Daily NEW Top employer brands: what are they doing that you're not? Login Required
9:05am Thursday 14 August 2014 - HR Daily

Organisations with a strong employer brand are more likely than others to use employee events to communicate their brand internally, according to a new Hudson RPO report which says the simplest methods of communication are often the best.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: Improve the accuracy and impact of feedback with 360-degree reviews. Read this eBook. Login Required
9:05am Thursday 14 August 2014 - HR Daily

Does your organisation leverage the power of 360-degree and multirater feedback to enhance your performance appraisal process? Perhaps? Not sure? Reading this new eBook could be time well spent.
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HR Daily NEW Maximise the value of overseas postings - for everyone Login Required
7:05pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - HR Daily

As the glamorous overseas posting becomes a thing of the past, with perks like fully-serviced accommodation and round-the-clock childcare disappearing, employers need to consider what kinds of benefits maximise the employee experience in an environment of cost-containment, according to Mercer Investments financial advice team leader George Mileski.
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Shortlist News NEW Revenue, operating profit down at PageGroup A&NZ Login Required
6:00pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Revenue from PageGroup's Australian and New Zealand business fell in the June half-year, but it says the rate of decline is starting to slow.
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Shortlist News NEW Jobs growth improving; Injured on-hire worker fails in damages claim; plus more Login Required
2:38pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Total employment reaches record high > MyCareer still "part of the mix" for now > No damages for on-hire worker who kicked heavy load > SMS CEO to retire > Bullhorn acquires VMS company > H&R Block aims for paperless recruitment > Finite raise $7,500 for Children's Hospital
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HR Daily NEW Pressure is on least-engaged workers to engage others Login Required
1:05pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - HR Daily

Employers are expecting the least engaged cohort in their organisations - new leaders - to engage others, yet are failing to equip them for the task, a Hay Group expert has warned.
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HR Daily NEW Event: Learn how to become a future-ready organisation at the Hay Group Winter Forum Login Required
1:05pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - HR Daily

In today's fast-paced business environment, success and ongoing transformation go hand in hand. At this event you will hear from experts about HR's role in driving change and gain insights on how to become a future-ready organisation.
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Shortlist News NEW SKILLED profit down, revenue flat Login Required
1:02pm Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Shortlist News

SKILLED has reported a slump in profit and flat revenue for the 2014 financial year, and CEO Mick McMahon has signalled his intention to step down next year.
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Shortlist News NEW Recruiter fails in bid to recoup partial fee; Sham on-hire arrangement proves costly Login Required
4:20pm Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Shortlist News

A recruitment company has failed to recoup its fee for a partially completed placement, while in other legal news, a sham labour hire arrangement has cost a company and its directors close to $100,000.
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Shortlist News NEW Senior appointment at NES; IT bonuses and perks remain flat; plus more Login Required
1:18pm Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Skye Recruitment senior recruiter joins NES > Gender inequality continues in IT remuneration > Niche online networks a "goldmine" for recruiters > Adecco acquires freelance management system > Settlement rejected in Silicon Valley anti-poaching case > Tech start-up running $100k grad recruitment contest > ITCRA partners with new research platform
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Shortlist News NEW Perm ICT hiring on the rise in June quarter: Peoplebank Login Required
11:38am Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Shortlist News

ICT hiring spiked in the June quarter, led by a recovery in permanent placements, according to Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson.
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HR Daily NEW HR needs to get strategic sooner - but how? Login Required
11:05am Tuesday 12 August 2014 - HR Daily

HR professionals need to "get strategic sooner", according to global research that found three in four HR professionals are either not involved in the strategic planning process, or are asked to develop talent plans after strategic planning has commenced.
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HR Daily NEW Webcast: Terminating Poor Performers Login Required
5:05pm Monday 11 August 2014 - HR Daily

Even when you are clearly justified in terminating an employee for poor performance, failing to do so properly can have major ramifications. Watch this webcast to minimise your legal risks when managing under-performance.
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Shortlist News NEW Leadership development should focus on recruiters' values, not skills: expert Login Required
4:47pm Monday 11 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Ensuring recruiters successfully transition into management roles requires a recalibration of their entire mindset and belief system - not just their skills, according to a leadership expert.
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Shortlist News NEW Talent2 veteran to head Itcom's new practice; New managing partner for Watermark; and more Login Required
3:31pm Monday 11 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> Itcom diversifies into executive search > Experienced executive recruiter joins Watermark > Record revenue for Freelancer > Jobseekers fail to prioritise training > Mobile learning helps staff improve on the go
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Shortlist News NEW Asian talent held back by recruiters' cultural bias, says Diversity Council Login Required
2:47pm Monday 11 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Australian companies aren't recruiting enough workers with Asian backgrounds into leadership positions, and should consider partnering with specialist recruiters who offer culturally diverse shortlists, according to a new Diversity Council Australia report.
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