Talent news roundups

  • CEO attrition rate in Australia is higher than the Global average. Booz-Allen study found 18% of Australian CEOs left their jobs, compared to the global average of 14 percent. Does this means more business for executive recruiters and job boards?
  • 3.3 million Australian (of the 3.9 million survey) intended to retire at some stage. Given the current downturn, discussions to replace the workforce is far and few.  Long-term skills shortage problems, however, will continue to confront the nation.
  • Seth Godin wonders why you are not marketing your jobs. (It only takes 10% as much effort to hire someone in the bottom 90% of the class. And it takes the other 90% to find and cajole and retain the top 10%.)
  • Techcrunch reported on a job board started with a tiny budget of US $500. Technology becomes more affordable (even free), market entry in the job board space becomes even easier. Technology in itself is no longer an advantage.
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