Helping out NEET jobseekers - how and why

In the third of RCSA and LinkedIn’s The New Face of Recruitment: Female Leaders Paving the Way series, Bianca Jones, Country Manager at Talent International, talks to LinkedIn's Hannah Kissel and Clara McCarthy about what being a female leader in recruitment means, the importance of cultivating the right company culture and why it’s so important to simply thank your team for their work. Q. Talent tackles social bias through its charity Talent RISE to provide employment opportunities for young people experiencing barriers to employment. You are recognised as one of the driving forces behind Talent RISE in New Zealand. Can you explain to us what it aims to achieve and why you are so passionate

Australian recruiter gifts one-day off each week

The four-day work week ideology is showing no signs of tiring, despite recent debate suggesting that the four-day work week is not feasible or sustainable. Results from the likes of Perpetual Guardian, Microsoft Japan and fellow Australian companies Icelabs and Versa, have shown increases in productivity and profitability, not to mention the significant reduction in stress levels and health issues among employees. Recruitment firm Beaumont People has become the next Australian company to adopt the initiative in its desire to remain connected to the growing needs of its own people and the Australian workforce. “The concept of a four-day work week intrigued me from the very beginning,” explain

World Employment Conference heads for Madrid

After last year’s amazing success on the Gold Coast, the 2020 World Employment Conference will this year shift to the Spanish city of Madrid. From September 29 to October 1, leaders of the employment and recruitment industry, policymakers, academics, HR practitioners and trade unionists from around the world will come together to exchange views on how to steer a labour market in transformation. Labour markets around the world are facing similar challenges: globalisation, digitalisation, demographic changes, urbanization. Workers, employers and policymakers wonder how to best respond to these major transformations. Through an impressive line-up of both inspirational and knowledgeable speakers

Greg Savage spills The Savage Truth in his new book

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of starting his first job in recruitment, the RCSA will present Greg Savage in a three-hour keynote where he outlines the lessons, tactics, secrets and mantras he had gleaned from a glittering life-long career in the industry. Greg will hit the road from March 4-20 on a nine-city, two-country tour. Combined with amusing real-life anecdotes, freely sharing his many mistakes, Greg will focus on the key pillars of success as a recruiter, managing your recruitment career, the formula for recruiters to thrive in the future, selling, BD and negotiation tips, the success secrets of the billing manager, the formula for high billing recruiters and highly profitable r

Jobseekers will sacrifice money for a flexible workplace

Flexibility and meaningful work have overtaken salary at the top of the wishlist of jobseekers, heralding new mindsets coming into play. A national survey of jobseekers by Talentpath Recruitment revealed 72 per cent of Australian workers rated flexible working conditions above higher salaries, with career pathways and having purpose and meaning in their work close behind. And 51 per cent ranked an organisation’s reputation as a priority, saying they would research the company online, including employee reviews, before applying. It means businesses that continue to structure employee retention and attraction strategies around salary will be left behind in the race for top talent. “Candidates

Four-day week proving a hit with staff and clients

When Rusher Rogers Recruiting talent director Susie Rogers told her staff she would be introducing a four-day working week, the response was overwhelming. “Some of them even did the Toyota jump – they literally jumped for joy. It was a big hit,” Susie laughs. “We were prepared for mixed reactions; for people worrying how they could get their work done in four days or how it would impact on their personal lives. “But there was none of that. They absolutely embraced the idea.” That was December last year – at the staff Christmas party, no less. Almost 12 months later the results have been even better than Susie and her husband Steve, a director of the firm, could have hoped. Staff morale is at

Never underestimate the value of your 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. If a potential client or candidate finds bad reviews of your business, discovers your website is out-of-date or checks you out on LinkedIn, only to find an incomplete profile,

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