Is technology making recruitment harder?

Technophobe or not, it is hard to hide and not be affected by technology. It advances at a rate often quicker than our learning; all with the agenda of making life-better through efficiency and speed. Business and in this example ‘recruitment’ is at the forefront of this technology. Where profits are the priority, the need to be more efficient, quicker and smarter than the competition is crucial. From Boolean searching to social media, CRMs to analytical tools and smart algorithms, the recruitment industry seems to be embracing innovation. It is quicker to engage a large audience than it ever has been, more efficient to keyword search CVs for suitable skills and to engage systematic and func

Seven simple ways to boost your SEO

Ranking highly in search results is the single most important thing you can do for your marketing strategy - if not for your entire business. A high ranking signals that you’re a key player in your industry. A lower ranking will almost certainly create the wrong impression - that you’re a new business, you’re not well known and you either don’t take your digital strategy seriously (and therefore can’t be bothered to communicate with your customers properly) or that you don’t have the budget to be able to afford to boost your rankings. You’ll know from your own experience that if you don’t come in on the first page of the search results, you’ll have virtually no search visibility. No-one will

Why longevity in your specialisation delivers results

As one of a small group of recruiters who have achieved a million dollar billing year I’m often asked the secret to consistently high billings. There are many factors that effect a consultant’s ability to drive high financial performance, but the two things I think which most add significant value are becoming a true specialist in your field and having longevity in that specialisation. Recruitment is a competitive game Across many industries internal recruitment teams are now better than ever; they are talented, tech-savvy, hardworking and increasingly more specialised. When you first start out in recruitment, competitors in other recruitment agencies are often more established and have long

The Innovation Key: how innovation will save recruiters

By Simon Kent, editor of The Global Recruiter Recruiters are by their very nature innovative. It is easy to throw this comment around – but it is a theme which continues to come back to me – not least while researching for the last issue of The Global Recruiter’s Australia and New Zealand e-magazine. In our cover story we explored the idea of recruiters searching outside the usual talent pools in order to find the people their clients need ( As numerous sectors and the employment market in general becomes tighter and under pressure, the usual avenues for talent are, if not drying up, then becoming more problematic. While it is clear some recruiters are finding new ways o

Peak body for labour hire sector says blanket regulation won’t stop rogues

The national peak industry body for the recruitment and staffing sector, RCSA, said the Australian labour hire sector needs more collaborative action to address rogue operators, rather than more regulation and red tape. RCSA CEO Charles Cameron made the call in response to today’s announcement by the Federal Opposition to introduce a national policy to ‘tackle unfair labour hire’. “Australia needs work laws that respect how Australians are working in 2018,” RCSA CEO Charles Cameron said in response to today’s announcement. “Australians don't want to be told to work the same way as everyone else, they want options and the capacity to adapt”. “Contract, part time and labour hire work has been

The best in New Zealand’s recruitment and staffing industry: the winners of this year’s RCSA awards

LAST night some of the brightest and most talented members of the recruitment and staffing industry were honoured at the annual New Zealand RCSA Industry Awards at the Hilton Auckland at a sell-out event. One of the best interviewers in New Zealand, television news personality Mike McRoberts was MC for the event. This year, RCSA received the highest nominations in the history of its awards making the judge’s decisions difficult but unfortunately the association could only place one winner in each category. The big winner on the night was Enterprise Recruitment & People who was named the winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and had its CEO Ian McPherson honoured for his Outsta

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