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Why crap interviewers don't know they are crap

Most people who conduct recruitment interviews have never been trained in how to interview effectively. Yet this lack of training doesn't stop these interviewers from believing that they have good interview skills and don't need any training.
It's called confirmation bias eg 'I hired Gavin and he turned out to be a winner'. A view that is rarely…

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:00am

Why most small recruitment agencies stay small

Our industry is one that is dominated by small recruitment agencies. Yet, I would imagine that most of the owners of these small agencies would like to grow if they could grow profitably. Unfortunately much of the growth, if it does occur is not profitable growth.

The Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Report has 126 members across Australia and New Zealand and states an…


Posted on November 26, 2014 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

What I learned from my son's first recruitment experience

Last week was a momentous one in my life: My eldest son, Guy, was offered his first job. Then twenty four hours later he was offered another job.


Given what I have dedicated my working life to, it has been a fascinating experience to observe the process of my own child attempting to enter the workforce for the first…


Posted on November 13, 2014 at 5:36pm

Recruitment tenders and PSAs: Please get out of your own way!

I'm right! Yes, it does happen occasionally. 

I now have substantial evidence from a highly credible global consulting firm that supports one of my more common rants; the ludicrous waste of time and money that a vast number of tenders and Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs) prove to be

Wasteful recruitment tender and PSA processes are one of my pet hates, and I am willing to bet my house on the fact that they are also a very big hate of many recruiters. 



Posted on November 6, 2014 at 6:21pm

Global staffing industry sales top $400 billion

The recent RCSA (Australia and New Zealand) International Conference held in Queenstown, New Zealand had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on…


Posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:24pm on August 11, 2008, Cherese DeJesus said…
Hi Ross, Welcome to RB!

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