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Talking a Foreign Language
  • 3 minute read
  • My daughters have recently started to tell me that they think sometimes the way I sound and talk is rude. I am a straight shooter and clearly the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. It did get me thinking that perhaps I need to adjust my tone or voice when speaking to them, to … Continued

‘But they seemed to be happy in their job?’
  • 3 minute read
  • Why are people leaving their jobs and what can we do to retain satisfied employees? A recent study from Mercer Canada published results as to why employees are leaving their current job. It’s food for thought in Australia amongst aged care providers. Here are the four most common reasons: compensation and benefits poor work-life balance … Continued

Ring Ring Why Don’t you Give Me a Call?
  • 6 minute read
  • I spend the majority of my working hours on the phone, it’s just what I do and I love it in fact. My Bluetooth earpiece has become a ‘tool of trade’. I talk to people all day every day, to clients, candidates, people I am head hunting, people who are enquiring about jobs I am … Continued

Check Mate….Do You Have a Quality Referee or a Dud?
  • 4 minute read
  • You would be surprised how often I have contacted referees and spoken with them asking questions that require a certain level of detail, but that the referee is just unable or unwilling to give me that detail required to ensure the candidate (that is the person they once worked with, or are currently working with) … Continued

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  • 3 minute read
  • What does it take to be flexible in your approach and outlook when you start recruiting? We all go out to the market with a particular mindset about who we are looking for. What skills they will have, what kind of experience they will have and the ‘fit’ for the role – for the organisation, … Continued

Is your Talent Acquisition Strategy Congruent With Your Employer Brand?
  • 8 minute read
  • You know it is interesting watching the shift in recruitment strategies of Organisations in the aged care recruitment space. This shift is towards in – house recruitment – and it’s happening most times in the first instance when a hiring manager has a job to fill. If that in – house recruitment strategy fails, organisations … Continued

2014 – The Year of the Candidate
  • 4 minute read
  • This just may be the year of the candidate, not only the year of the horse. Having said that I should elaborate.  If you are willing to look for a new role there are several hurdles you will have to jump before the new well-paying role is offered to you. When there is that desire … Continued

What are you really worth?
  • 3 minute read
  • Sometimes the worst thing in recruitment is letting someone know that just because they previously lucked it in with a contract that paid highly either because it was a government post or because the client was desperate and willing to pay anything is that the candidate is not really worth that much in the real … Continued

Coffee or Formal?
  • 4 minute read
  • Are you up for a coffee meeting with a potential employee?  Or do you like to keep it formal? What if we talked about something a bit outside the box in terms of a screening tool for recruiting the right candidate? Would you squirm or feel uncomfortable if I asked you to meet a candidate … Continued