Recruitment


A Labour Market that Works?


A Labour Market that Works?

The clever folk at McKinsey have just released an interesting report looking at labour markets! “A Labor Market that Works: Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age” acknowledges the historic challenges faced by the labour market but argues that with advances in technology, we are already seeing an improvement in the global alignment between specialist skills & […]

Expert Executive Search vs. In-House Recruiting


Expert Executive Search vs. In-House Recruiting

The decision to use an external specialist Executive Search provider or existing in-house recruiting resources has been a dilemma for organisations over the last few years. It seems that with the continuing trend for companies to build in-house recruiting functions, making the extension to conducting in-house senior executive search is almost inevitable.  While your recruiting costs may have […]

What do Flashy Cars & Hiring People have in common?


What do Flashy Cars & Hiring People have in common?

The linked article by Tim Sackett draws an analogy between choosing a car and hiring people into an organisation.  The article made me laugh. But it also got me thinking about whether he’s on to something. Do we hire conservatively (ie. go for the ‘reliable’ car) because we value demonstrated experience in just what we’re […]

Will Employee Churn Rise in 2014?


Will Employee Churn Rise in 2014?

A report by Hay Group looking at employee churn predicts that global employee turnover levels will not only increase in 2014 (by 12.9% over their 2012 levels), but continue at these high levels over the following four years.  Closer to home, in Australia some 58% of workers believe they will move companies within five years.   This […]

Cost of Bad Hires & James Bond


Cost of Bad Hires & James Bond

What is the connection here? Let me tell you – attending the James Bond exhibition in Melbourne this week got me thinking about the cost of making bad hiring decisions. What would have been the impact on the James Bond brand, image, popularity and of course financial clout caused by even ONE dud casting/hire throughout […]