What’s your social proof as a recruiter?

Never underestimate the value of your personal brand. It’s a simple philosophy but those in the recruitment industry who live by it are invariably well ahead of their competition. For a recruiter in today’s historically tight talent market, a personal brand carries a lot of weight. When a candidate Googles you or a prospective client is comparing recruiters, the information they discover about you is what makes up your personal brand. There is your reputation on a plate for everyone to see. If your brand is solid, you’re a winner. If your brand is weak, it can break you. “81% of B2B buyers generally conduct research before bringing in a vendor” Smartbrief Buyer behaviour has changed, and it’

Why flexibility in the workplace is so important in today’s market

In the second of our series, The New Face of Recruitment: Female Leaders Paving the Way, Jody Fazldeen, Director at Talentpath Recruitment talks with Hannah Kissel, LinkedIn’s Regional Sales Manager - Head of SMB (Staffing ANZ), and Clara McCarthy, LinkedIn Search and Staffing Enterprise Relationship Manager, who are the co-founders of Australian Women in Recruitment (AWIR), about why employers who are not offering flexible working conditions are “backward-thinking” in their approach. Q. Talentpath’s 2019 Talent Guide clearly shows flexibility is a major drawcard for employers wanting to attract the best talent. Can you tell us more about your findings? A. We are this generation of busy, bus

Winners encourage recruitment colleagues to enter 2020 RCSA New Zealand awards

There are just days remaining until entries open for New Zealand’s 2020 RCSA Industry Awards and last year’s winners have come out in force to encourage their colleagues to enter. Entries open on January 27 and many of 2019’s winners say their wins not only had a significant impact on their careers, but in some cases changed the way they viewed the recruitment industry. Yvonne Tay-Corbett of Robert Walters, who was named 2019’s New Zealand Rising Star of the Year, said the win was “an awesome honour” and great recognition of all the hard work she spearheaded in the lead-up to the company’s first tech “hackathon”. “It also was super meaningful as it showed the recruitment industry’s commitmen

Winners encourage recruitment colleagues to enter 2020 RCSA Australian awards

There are just days remaining until entries open for Australia’s 2020 RCSA Industry Awards and last year’s winners have come out in force to encourage their colleagues to enter. With entries opening on January 27, many of 2019’s winners say their success not only had a significant impact on their careers, but in some cases changed the way they viewed the recruitment industry. Rupert Harvey from SMAART Recruitment, which won the Excellence in Candidate Care award, said the win had helped significantly amplify the firm’s brand in the marketplace. “It’s also powerful from an internal cultural perspective as it deepens our resolve and dedication to a great candidate experience,” Rupert said. “It

Talent global tech report highlights ‘perk fatigue’

Excessive perks are losing their impact when it comes to both attracting and retaining top tech talent, according to a new global report by Talent. “More Than Money”, a global work/life guide for the tech sector, highlights the importance of the nature of work itself when it comes to attracting and retaining people. According to Talent’s research, meaningful and challenging work, a great manager, flexibility, career development, skills development and working for a company with a clear purpose are valued above all other benefits. The report features key insights from 15 cities across ANZ, EMEA and the US into the most in-demand tech skills for 2020, salary bands for a range of contract and p

RCSA helping victims of Australian bushfires

The RCSA has joined the international push to help victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires, creating a fundraising page that has already raised thousands of dollars. The Recruiters for Fire Relief fund, created by RCSA CEO Charles Cameron, will support the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, which will directly support people impacted by the fires. At last count it had raised more than $35,000 and the total was still rising. “The bushfires are not just something this is happening to ‘someone else’ as many members of the RCSA family, their own extended families, their clients and candidates have been affected,” Charles said. “This has been one of Australia’s darkest h

It’s a new era by any measure

In a rapidly changing industry, finding a measure for meaningful work has been a bit like describing the length of a piece of string. There has been no yardstick, no measuring jar or even a conclusive definition. It was precisely this that inspired leading recruitment agency Beaumont People to tackle what could be considered a daunting task – to provide definitive answers to the recruitment industry. The resulting Meaningful Work Survey, the first in Australia, cuts through the talk to actually provide a measure for meaningful work. With the survey completed at the end of October, data is now being extracted, profiles compiled, and numbers crunched to deliver what Beaumont People CEO Nikki B

Beating the cash flow blues

Expanding a business is hard enough but it’s even more difficult if it doesn’t have a strong cash flow. As corporate advisors, we work with many clients across the recruiting and staffing industry, and the cash flow challenge is something that resonates with most of them. There are many ways for a business to address this challenge, including improved debtor collections, streamlining cost models and back end, limiting wage growth and accelerating sales. But all of those options only tinker at the edges and either drip-feed growth or, in some circumstances, can stifle it. One option that can help accelerate the growth of a business is unlocking the equity in its debtor book through a debtor/i

Playing the procurement game: Are you in?

Ask Matt Perfect for an analogy to describe the relationship between procurement professionals and the recruitment and staffing industry and he’s quick to avoid a Game of Thrones scenario. Even chess, he suggests, is too adversarial. “We’re all on the same team,” Matt says, acknowledging that while the relationship between procurement and recruitment and staffing is something of a game, it’s one where there aren’t any winners or losers if it’s played correctly. Fresh from an enthralling panel discussion at the World Employment Conference on the Gold Coast, Matt describes himself as a “recovering procurement professional” after more than a decade working as both a management consultant and pr

Graduate recruitment program brings many benefits

Q: What’s the brief history of yourself and Fluid Recruitment? Sophie: I am the Branch Manager of Fluid Recruitment NZ and have been with Fluid for six years. We have grown from a boutique consultancy born in Dunedin to a nationwide provider of specialist recruitment services across vertical markets such as IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, Accounting and Finance and Commercial placements. We now have offices in Dunedin, Sydney and soon Wanaka, with ambitious growth plans throughout New Zealand. Our business rests on the principles of adding value to our clients and making the process easy when it comes to staffing and recruitment. Q: Why did you create a graduate recruitment program? Sophie:

Recruitment professionals gather for Engage Sydney 2020

Boost Juice founder Janine Allis (pictured right) will head a stellar line-up of speakers when recruitment software specialist Bullhorn hosts Engage Sydney 2020 in March. Janine will detail how she started her juice and smoothie empire in her kitchen in 2000 and turned it into an international success story with outlets in 15 countries. Her closing keynote address will be one of the highlights of the day-long Engage event which is part of the premier global recruiting conference series. Bullhorn senior marketing manager, Aneliese Hynes, said Engage would enable recruitment professionals to immerse themselves in key industry trends, technology innovation and Bullhorn best practices to help ma

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