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Former recruitment agent spills details on what really goes on in the industry

Former recruitment agent spills details on what really goes on in the industry | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
WE'VE all missed out on scoring a dream job, but have you considered that wise, helpful recruitment agent might be lying to your face?
SB Recruitment's insight:

OK, it's fine to have a whinge about the industry, but do so with:

 

a) the facts, backed up by truth

b) a chance for a reply or counter-opinion.

 

Whilst some folks know I am very critical of the industry, it is for the purpose of education and advice, not out of malice. This interview is pure malice with a feeble hold on the truth.

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Australia – Broker slams inadequate recruitment firms

Australia – Broker slams inadequate recruitment firms | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
A Western Australian insurance broker has spoken of his frustration at recruitment agencies charging thousands of dollars to fill high-salary positions in the insurance industry with drastically under experienced applicants, reports...
SB Recruitment's insight:

Is this a case of a very picky client...or clueless recruiters? On first look: a little bit of A) and a little bit of B).

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Your Team Can Smell a Rat

Your Team Can Smell a Rat | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
Let’s call him Frank.He seemed so sincere, so talented, so driven. When I met him on a business trip—my former CEO and I—I liked him right away. He was looking for work; we needed
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Love this! Goes to what I say all along about how a) getting your team involved in the interview process is essential and b) how a bad hire can really affect your business. Let's call this a clear reason why planning your hiring is incredibly vital!

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When the computer says 'no'

When the computer says 'no' | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

When the computer says 'no'...or how 'keyword matching' is making an impact in hiring trends. Erstwhile known as lazy recruiting, this is a troubling trend that is infiltrating a lot of Australian businesses.

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» Employers are missing the boat with engagement Dynamic Business

» Employers are missing the boat with engagement Dynamic Business | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Employers are missing the boat with (employee) engagement. One of the great 'well derr' moments of our time. Trouble is, who is going to be the first to understand the parallel between engaged workforces and increases in productivity and revenue?

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What's your work personality?

What's your work personality? | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

A good look at the fact that 'personality' should be a consideration when hiring. It should go deeper, though, and look at the impact on culture.

 

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Shilpa Karkhanis's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:39 AM

So which category do you fit in?

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Post and pray: Common talent-sourcing mistakes

Post and pray: Common talent-sourcing mistakes | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Great look at the most common hiring errors...incidently, this is exactly the same errors looked at in my seminar. Why do they keep coming up?

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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes - sensationalism or highlighting employee engagement disparities?

Casual workers forced to wear barcodes - sensationalism or highlighting employee engagement disparities? | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Casual workers forced to wear barcodes...whilst this may be sensationalising, it goes to the heart of the disparity in engagement between permanent and casual / contract staff

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Online retailers struggle to find skilled eCommerce staff: Report

Online retailers struggle to find skilled eCommerce staff: Report | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Anyone with senior eCommerce skills? You are in demand.

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People Want Jobs That Make A Difference, Even If It Means A Pay Cut

People Want Jobs That Make A Difference, Even If It Means A Pay Cut | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Even though this is an American-based study, the results are interesting, and universal. Employees look to make a difference in their work over and above what they earn and what prestige it brings.

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The legal dangers of hiring through social media

The legal dangers of hiring through social media | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

To what extent does social media play in the hiring process - and what dangers are there? A timely look at the impact of SM on employment

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The Abbott Fact Check & Other Matters | Market Economics

Hmmm, whether to believe a Opposition Leader, noted as economically illiterate, or someone with Global economic experience over 25 years?

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With no better prospect contractors are happy to stay

With no better prospect contractors are happy to stay | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
They're in work and they like what they do - but two in three contractors think their prospects aren't brilliant if they lose their current gig.
SB Recruitment's insight:

The contractor market, especially in IT, has suffered over the last couple of years. The roles aren't there, nor are the rates. What is the future for IT contracting?

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Weird and wonderful job interviews

Weird and wonderful job interviews | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
From dancing to Daft Punk to checking someone's star sign, there is a universe of wacky job interview techniques out there.
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Do interviews that involve birthcharts or dancing really end up getting the best candidates?

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Tech recruitment: why the British have the market stitched up

Tech recruitment: why the British have the market stitched up | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
Sylvia Pennington finds out why UK professionals dominate the high-tech hiring market in Australia.
SB Recruitment's insight:

Interesting views, and a few home truths. How the British invasion is affecting local IT recruitment. Been working on a blog post addressing these points - will be a follow on from this.

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Australian workers keep on the move

Australian workers keep on the move | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

The transient nature of employment continues in Australia. There is generally no such thing as a loyal employee or a single-employer career.

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Coles embroiled in racist job ad row - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Coles embroiled in racist job ad row - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

From the file marked "*facepalm*" comes this. How NOT to write a job ad. I expect the sub-contractor will be in a bit of trouble.

 

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Job seekers: think like a search engine

Job seekers: think like a search engine | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Some interesting advice, with a look at how technology will impact recruitment in the near future. Where, though, is the human element, and where are the considerations of culture and behaviours? Interesting...

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This is a seminar I am presenting at. Great speakers, top information and some nice giveways. Numbers strictly limited!

This is a seminar I am presenting at. Great speakers, top information and some nice giveways. Numbers strictly limited! | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

This is a seminar I am presenting at. Great speakers, top information and some nice giveways. Numbers strictly limited!

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Do you have a balanced decision-making team? | All articles

Good look at the impact of older leaders to any organisation. Based on quantitative research, it looks at why a mix is often catalyst for intelligent change, dynamic growth and/or emotional drive.

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Treading carefully: persevering with under-performers

Treading carefully: persevering with under-performers | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

This is a good look at stepping back for a second before instigating action against an underperforming employee. What are the reasons and can they be dealt with?

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Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Those who know me know I am a fan of Dan Pink and particularly this talk he delivered on the science of motivation. Even though it is a couple of years old, it is still very relevant.

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Twitter could outshine LinkedIn for recruitment, report reveals

Twitter could outshine LinkedIn for recruitment, report reveals | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it
Twitter is emerging as an increasingly useful platform for recruiters, according to new research into job advertisements on social media services.
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Australia's jobless figures need some work

Australia's jobless figures need some work | Recruitment Health Check | Scoop.it

Looking at what makes up the unemployment figures - and why they are such an anomally. With statistical measurements entrenched in the 1950's, has it become too out-of-date, and not reflecting the changes in employment structures, and the incidence of underemployment?

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