RCSA’s ‘Working Sooner’ campaign promotes Australian JobAgencies

A new campaign launched by RCSA last month is highlighting the vital role of Job Agencies in accelerating economic recovery by getting people into jobs and helping business grow. Celebrating the work that each of us in the recruitment and staffing industry do every day, the campaign is using television, radio, print and digital platforms to promote job agencies and their role in connecting Australians with employment as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. Australian Job Agencies, which encompass labour hire, recruitment and staffing agencies, are major drivers of jobs and economic growth.  We are a $29B industry employing and placing hundreds of thousands of Australians, from engin

Finding your passion is key to success in recruitment

By Mary Savova 2020 RCSA Rising Star Award Winner 2020 has been a rollercoaster to say the least, but one highlight has been winning the 2020 RCSA Rising Star award. These awards show that the effort we put in doesn’t go unnoticed, which is a really great feeling. I wasn’t expecting to make it to finalist, let alone win, so I am extremely proud to be recognised in our industry. Recruitment isn’t just a job to me, it gives me a sense of purpose and is something I’m genuinely passionate about. I give it my all, and perhaps that’s what set me apart. I know that can be said for a lot of people but I really pride myself on efficiency and desire to continuously upskill. I do have big goals and exp

Will the traditional recruitment branch-based structure be a thing of the past?

As many of us know, working in multi-site recruitment businesses often means being assigned to a branch/office and often to a team. You might have geographical boundaries and, in each branch, consultants are dedicated to their portfolio of clients. Since the onset of COVID our traditional structure has been challenged. Now that we are not based in the branch, we seem to be recruiting roles for any location and any client. This has brought about a true “one for all and all for one” approach internally along with a new sense of camaraderie within the teams and around the country. Importantly, our clients are embracing this concept too. We are no longer as constrained by a client’s perception o

Talent celebrates 25 years by supporting young people doing it tough

Talent’s global workforce celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary on Friday September 4 and spent the subsequent week giving back to young people struggling in this time of crisis. As youth issues such as isolation, unemployment and hopelessness spike, Talent’s entire workforce rolled up their sleeves to help those affected by offering support and guidance to young people who are doing it tough. Talent has marked its anniversary with a volunteering event every year since 1996 as a way of bringing the company value “we give a damn” to life. Over the years, the global team has volunteered over 50,000 hours to giving back to charities and community projects. This initiative ran in conjunction

Building resilience in times of extraordinary change

Motivational speaker, adventurer, mountain climber - Warren Macdonald is many things but most of all he is a survivor. In 1997 Warren set out to make the gruelling climb to the top of Australia's spectacular Mount Bowen. But what had begun as a two-day adventure suddenly turned into a nightmare when Warren found himself lying in a creek bed, both his legs pinned by a giant boulder. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid-thigh. The accident on North Queensland’s Hinchinbrook Island changed his life forever. But just 10 months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain. Then in 2003 he scaled Mt Kilimanjaro. That’s where Warren’s story starts. It’s

Dr Paul Wood chats to Kymberly Tupai about how 'Influence Starts Within'

Following in the spirit of the highly acclaimed ReForm event, the second instalment in our digital event series, Revival, on Thursday 17 September, will be a full day digital session packed with inspiration and recruitment focused content to help leaders and their teams navigate the unique and challenging landscape we are all currently facing. An unmissable event will see two influential leaders from New Zealand, Dr Paul Wood and Kymberly Tupai, sit down for an inspirational discussion about how influence starts within. It starts with getting to know yourself - an empowering and critical tool for navigating the unknown, and influencing others. This knowledge will enable every recruiter to be

A Q&A with Tony McGinn

For over 33 years, Tony McGinn OAM has taken the world of media sales head on. From founding the MCM Entertainment Group at age 22,, he has worked at a global level with multi-national enterprise clients such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Philips and Universal, and worked with all media, most ad agencies and an extensive number national marketers in Australia. He is also the founder and Chair of Australia’s premiere fundraiser, The Million Dollar Lunch for The Children’s Cancer Foundation. Tony launched The McGinn Partnership in November 2017 and now works to transform performance and align executives to their CEO’s ambition whilst empowering salespeople with the expertise and protocol for succes

Top 5 Linkedin Hacks for Recruiters

If you are like me, having been in the recruitment industry for many years, you probably consider yourself pretty familiar with Linkedin. After all, it’s the go to platform for recruiters everywhere, who use it to source candidates for roles, research companies they want to do business with and keep an eye on what the competition is doing. You are probably also aware that there seems to be a million and one ‘Linkedin experts’ out there at the moment promoting the ‘secrets’ of the platform via various paid advertising, InMail or email marketing campaigns. I certainly am, as I registered with dozens of them over the last few weeks in researching this article! What I have managed to do as a res

Sourcr Launches New e-Book - The Ultimate Guide to Recruitment Marketing

Chris Almond is the co-founder of Sourcr - a reviews and recommendations platform for recruiters. Sourcr recently launched a free e-Book, The Ultimate Guide to Recruitment Marketing which is creating a lot of positive feedback. We spoke to Chris to find out more about the growth of Sourcr since its launch in 2017 and why recruitment marketing is becoming increasingly important. Can you explain how Sourcr is paving the way for data-driven recruitment and why it is so effective in the 21st century? Recruiters provide such an important service to businesses. McKinsey state that over one-third of senior leaders cite finding talent as their most significant managerial challenge. Partnering with

Auckland Council recruiters take on the ‘Mahuru Maori’ Challenge

This September, the Recruitment and Talent team at Auckland Council are signing up to complete the ‘Mahuru Maori’ Challenge. In the Maori language Mahuru translates to September. ‘Mahuru Maori’ is a challenge to incorporate more te reo Maori into daily life for the entire month of September. The Recruitment and Talent team at Auckland Council, are taking on ‘Mahuru Maori’ to flex on their matauranga and develop their confidence to korero i te reo Maori, and are encouraging others to do the same. The challenge encourages everyone to participate regardless of their current level of Maori language. The goal for Mahuru Maori 2020 is to register more than 12,000 participants to actively use te re

Meet New Zealand’s RCSA Rising Star Winner

By Anand Ranchod The prestigious RCSA Industry Awards provide the opportunity to recognise the best of best in the recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions sector in Australia and New Zealand. These are hugely coveted awards that highlight the outstanding achievers operating in this space, so I was stoked when I heard that I'd won the Rising Star Award amongst a line-up of strong finalists. I see it as a great external accolade of what's been achieved so far, recognising the effort, late-night phone calls and investment I've put into developing my recruitment career. My goal since going into recruitment is to be a top specialist legal recruiter and to make a positive contribution to the

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