Talent Tidbits

  • Reports
    Nearly 70% of Australian executives are looking for a job, SixFigures latest Executive Job Market Report’ finds.  Mercer’s Workplace 2012  reports ageing population and skills shortage will negate the adverse effect of a slowing economy.  Westpac/Melbourne Institute Index believes that growth in Australia will slow but recession will be avoided. Hays reports nearly  half of Australian business will shed staff. 
  • Working with professional recruiters
    Steven Kempton, briefly explores the pros and cons of using professional recruiters. Of course, professionals recruiter don’t always get it right. CIO warns, IT professionals to be cautious when working with recruiters
  • Job Board front
    Moneymanger recommends ‘caution’ on buying SEEK shares. Recruitmenow changed services offerings to FREE.  Adlogic announced a Facebook application. Two new players – Webfreelancer, Jobfeedr – joined the job board community. 

  • Talent stuff
    – Malcolm Gladwell, explains how we can tell ‘who is right for the job’
    – Australia poaching prison guards from NZ
    Indigenous jobs 
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