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Shortlist News NEW LinkedIn Asia-Pac revenue surges; Performance trumps experience in legal field; plus more Login Required
1:29pm Friday 01 August 2014 - Shortlist News

> LinkedIn in the red despite revenue increase > Cautious hiring characterises legal market > Full-year billings drop at Bluestone > STEM jobs on the rise: Freelancer > Talent Unleashed winners announced
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Shortlist News NEW Hudson Australia back on track Login Required
12:30pm Friday 01 August 2014 - Shortlist News

Hudson Asia-Pacific CEO Mark Steyn says he's bullish about the Australian market, following another quarter of gross profit growth for the local business.
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The Whiteboard NEW Candidate Experience (and other wild goose chases)
9:05am Friday 01 August 2014 - The Whiteboard

Busy week for #NZRec this week.  Especially Tuesday where the theme of the day can be pretty accurately summed up as where the bloody hell have all the good candidates gone? BNZ ran a morning seminar called “The Global War for Talent: Is New Zealand Winning” or more properly are we attracting better people than Australia? ASB […]The post Candidate Experience (and other wild goose chases) appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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HR Daily NEW What's holding you back? Login Required
9:05am Friday 01 August 2014 - HR Daily

How often do limiting beliefs hold back your plans, activities and progress at work? According to HR Daily Community blogger Ben Young, limiting beliefs tend to become self-fulfilling prophecies - here's how to become more aware of them.
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Shortlist News NEW Temp business buoys Randstad June-quarter results Login Required
5:20pm Thursday 31 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Randstad Australia has achieved double-digit revenue growth for the second consecutive quarter, despite "volatile" permanent recruitment fees.
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Shortlist News NEW Effective recruitment leaders practise three daily habits Login Required
3:17pm Thursday 31 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Effective recruitment leaders have three distinct habits that help both themselves and their teams achieve long-term success, according to leadership specialist Roma Gaster.
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Shortlist News NEW Nakama plans aggressive Asia-Pac growth; More senior resignations at Clarius; plus more Login Required
1:52pm Thursday 31 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Nakama Australia top line improves > Two Clarius leaders depart > CTPartners Asia-Pacific revenue more than doubles > RMArecruit buys office space in Sydney > Sales increase for Freelancer > Bluestone shares voluntarily suspended > Impellam reports growth
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Shortlist News NEW Quality of hire metrics give agency recruiters more leeway in fee negotiations Login Required
12:43pm Thursday 31 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Using quality of hire metrics can help recruitment companies negotiate higher fees and prove their value to employers, according to the CEO of internal staffing advisory HCMS, Trevor Vas.
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The Written Reference NEW Takin’ them to the edge…
11:47am Thursday 31 July 2014 - The Written Reference

You’ve been there before… it’s D-Day… (well actually it’s today, but let’s not split hairs)… after a painfully long process the offer has finally come through from the client. It’s a good offer… actually a great offer. You got the salary your candidate wanted & a clear career path. The client will invest in professional […]
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HR Daily NEW The most powerful feedback comes from peers: Coach Login Required
9:05am Thursday 31 July 2014 - HR Daily

The ideal team consists of people who welcome feedback from each other and aren't afraid to challenge behaviour that's out of line - regardless of seniority, says Leading Teams Australia partner Garie Dooley.
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HR Daily NEW The challenge in making performance pay work Login Required
5:05pm Wednesday 30 July 2014 - HR Daily

Fairfax Media's plan to move to performance-based pay among its workforce has the potential to increase its success as a company, but the effectiveness will depend on the details of how it works, says Jairus Ashworth, partner in Aon Hewitt's performance and reward practice.
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Shortlist News NEW Tailor selection criteria to recruit innovators Login Required
3:52pm Wednesday 30 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Employees with the potential for innovation are highly valued in any workplace, but recruiters have to look beyond candidates' technical abilities to identify these innovators, according to two experts.
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Shortlist News NEW Clarius in the red; Fewer graduates find full-time employment; plus more Login Required
2:42pm Wednesday 30 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Clarius business review underway following loss > Graduate employment market softens > Crowdsourcing job board launches > Kinetic extends RCSA partnership > Guarding against reference fraud
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Shortlist News NEW Staffing market weaker in June quarter for Programmed; Asia-Pac revenue inches up at Heidrick & Struggles Login Required
1:01pm Wednesday 30 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Programmed has reported a softer June quarter for its workforce services division, while Heidrick & Struggles' Asia-Pacific executive search business has posted a small top-line improvement for the quarter.
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HR Daily NEW Data analysis debunks "assumed best practice", says specialist Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 30 July 2014 - HR Daily

The principles and trends underlying big-data analysis can help HR professionals to ask the right questions about their strategy and uncover "assumed best practices" that aren't actually effective, says Kienco CEO and founder Alex Hagan.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: WHS Incident Response and Investigation Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 30 July 2014 - HR Daily

In the event of a serious incident at your workplace, there are practical and legal issues that must be managed in the first 24 hours and as the incident evolves.
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Shortlist News NEW Suppliers positive about job scheme changes; Secrets of top employer brands revealed; plus more Login Required
4:33pm Tuesday 29 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Recruitment organisations positive about new Federal jobs proposal > Employer branding needs top-level buy-in > Peoplecorp appoints communication specialist
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Shortlist News NEW Cool the KPIs, focus on relationship building: Sales specialist Login Required
12:19pm Tuesday 29 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Traditional recruitment KPIs are misaligned with contemporary sales competence, and managers should instead be focused on fostering recruiters' relationship management skills, according to Sales Consultants managing director, Kurt Newman.
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HR Daily NEW Review calls for NES to cover prenatal appointments, breastfeeding Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 29 July 2014 - HR Daily

A national review has recommended stronger laws to prevent discrimination against pregnant employees and parents, while also highlighting some leading practices by employers in relation to parental leave and pregnancy.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: New HBR study finds frontline managers aren't given the leadership tools to succeed Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 29 July 2014 - HR Daily

If you think your frontline managers are equipped with the support and leadership tools to be successful, it might be time to think again. At least that's what the results of a new global survey by Harvard Business Review reveal.
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The Recruiters Soapbox NEW The Recruitment landscape today. Introducing Barton Mills Internal
6:01pm Monday 28 July 2014 - The Recruiters Soapbox

When I started out in recruitment in Australia in 1999, there was only one type of recruitment and that was agency.  Roles within agencies could differ depending on the business model from 360 Consultant to Account Manager to Resourcer to BDM – but it was all nicely packaged up within an agency. [...]
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HR Daily NEW Lawyer's investigation report not confidential: Court Login Required
5:05pm Monday 28 July 2014 - HR Daily

The Federal Court has allowed a disgruntled ex-employee to seek access to a report in an adverse action case, casting doubt on the rights employers have to keep documentation private under legal professional privilege.
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Shortlist News NEW Call reluctance "can be unlearned": psychologist Login Required
4:15pm Monday 28 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Call reluctance isn't a result of poor motivation or a tough market, but rather a learned behaviour that a manager can coach out of his or her staff, according to business coach and psychologist Terry Coyne.
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Shortlist News NEW Performance-based pay for suppliers in new Federal scheme; CMG starts six-month graduate program; plus more Login Required
2:41pm Monday 28 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Government to reward performance, not process in employment service overhaul > CMG investing in graduate program > Recruitment firm settles software copyright breach > Direct sourcing on the rise for internal hiring: CareerXRoads
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HR Daily NEW How to become a 'supercommunicator' Login Required
9:05am Monday 28 July 2014 - HR Daily

HR professionals can learn from the CIA how to become great communicators and win support for their ideas, according to author Frank J Pietrucha.
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HR Daily NEW Premium members: Don't miss our "Fostering great leadership" webinar Login Required
9:05pm Friday 25 July 2014 - HR Daily

Are the new leaders in your organisation receiving enough support? Do they know exactly what's expected of them, and do they have the skills and tools they need to perform in their roles? Attend this webinar to find out. (HR Daily Premium subscription required)
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Shortlist News NEW Recruiters getting triple the jobs from Queensland government; Allied Workforce NZ expects revenue leap; plus more Login Required
2:31pm Friday 25 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Queensland ICT resource manager deal comes good for recruiters > AWF anticipates $200m in revenue for FY2015 > White and blue collar candidates divided on social recruiting
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Shortlist News NEW Recruiters getting triple the jobs from Queensland Government; Allied Workforce NZ expects revenue leap; plus more Login Required
2:31pm Friday 25 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Queensland ICT resource manager deal comes good for recruiters > AWF anticipates $200m in revenue for FY2015 > White and blue collar candidates divided on social recruiting
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist Time Machine, July 2008: An ill-fated $400m partnership Login Required
1:00pm Friday 25 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Six years ago this month Chandler Macleod secured a hotly-contested $400 million contract and embarked on its ill-fated partnership with the Australian Defence Force.
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The Whiteboard NEW What Are The LinkedIn Fakers Looking For?
11:05am Friday 25 July 2014 - The Whiteboard

What’s going on with the recent surge in fake LinkedIn accounts? A few weeks ago I got three “invitations to connect” from the profiles of people purporting to be senior ranking recruitment managers within large New Zealand businesses. The third one was from someone (I forget the name, but it was a deliberately generic Euro […]The post What Are The LinkedIn Fakers Looking For? appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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Shortlist News NEW Two-speed government hiring leaves door ajar for recruiters Login Required
11:00am Friday 25 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Public sector job losses have dominated headlines of late, but this high-level volatility masks the pockets of opportunities still available for recruiters in the government market, say specialists.
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HR Daily NEW Why you need to share your vision Login Required
9:05am Friday 25 July 2014 - HR Daily

Every leader and organisation should have not only goals, but a vision of what long-term success looks like, says HR Daily Community blogger Leisa Messer.
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Shortlist News NEW "Rigorously informal" mentoring unlocks the biggest benefits Login Required
4:40pm Thursday 24 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Fostering a workplace culture that allows recruiters to form a web of "rigorously informal" mentoring relationships will boost the work performance of mentor and mentee alike, according to academics.
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Shortlist News NEW On-hire unfair dismissal claim 'not without merit'; Businesses call for less recruiter regulation; plus more Login Required
1:58pm Thursday 24 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> FWC rejects labour hire company's bid for costs > Removing agency regulations would lift growth and jobs > Upskilling opportunities can offset relocation wage premiums > Hiring managers compromise when faced with fewer candidates > New board appointment for SEEK > Jobseeking executives prioritise work-life balance
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The Written Reference NEW Recruiters…..how low will you go?
11:49am Thursday 24 July 2014 - The Written Reference

I tend not to get too bothered about most of those annoying things that are sent to challenge us recruiters. People turn down jobs. Clients make crazy decisions. Stuff happens. It is not that I don’t care…I just accept that there are some things that are out of my control and there is no point […]
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HR Daily NEW Five big lessons from the anti-bullying tribunal Login Required
9:05am Thursday 24 July 2014 - HR Daily

In some of the key cases handed down in the anti-bullying jurisdiction so far, the Fair Work Commission has provided useful guidance on what constitutes "repeated unreasonable behaviour", but also raised concerns about the scope of orders it can make.
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HR Daily NEW Communication, curiosity trump core skills when hiring innovators Login Required
5:05pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers must look past candidates' technical abilities in order to recruit workers with the potential for innovation, two experts have said in sharing their tips for hiring innovators.
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Shortlist News NEW Agencies lagging behind corporates in digital marketing Login Required
5:00pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Internal recruitment teams have stolen a march on agencies by using digital marketing to engage passive candidates, but third-party recruiters who play catch-up can regain a competitive edge, according to a digital marketing consultant.
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Shortlist News NEW Strong quarter for Robert Half Australia; Small increase in skilled vacancies; plus more Login Required
1:33pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> International revenue inches up at Robert Half > Skilled job ads firm > Skills shortage dire in early childhood education > Hydrogen forecasts smaller June-half gross profit
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HR Daily NEW Exercise caution when personal issues affect performance Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 23 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers must tread a fine line when personal problems affect a worker's performance - especially as some "personal" issues will trigger concrete obligations, says Minter Ellison senior associate Jordan Tilse.
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