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280,000 people can’t all be wrong!

280,000 members of Toastmasters International, throughout 116 countries are learning or are already skilled in one of the most effective and transferrable Toastmasters skills.  Thi...
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Are Psychological Tests a Complete Waste of Time?

I don’t think so. I am a fan. They cost, but are an insignificant cost when they just might save you hiring the wrong person. Or even better, they may well help you hire the rig...
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Is There Time for Compassion in Recruitment?

I began recruiting in Adelaide many years ago. Not long after commencing as a “Human Resource Consultant” for an international player in the industry, “the recession we had to have...
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A Lesson in Humility

In the early days of a recruiting career, the “rookie” recruiter can consider themselves all too important and also not realise just how much influence they do have over a person’s...
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Is This the Ultimate Way to Permanently Damage a Brand?

Managing Directors and Marketing Managers across Australia should be aggressively protesting the insensitivity and ignorance of their own Human Resources Departments and contracted...
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I was at a function recently when the owner of another recruitment company said his company’s success was founded on only working with the top 20% of candidates and with the top 20...
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5% unemployed = 95%+ employed!

Having interacted with tens of thousands of people seeking new positions, it is only logical that I have spent time with many who have been out of work. For many, the process of fi...
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Myth it is. The statistics often quoted are: Words account for 7% of communication, tone of voice accounts for 38%, and body language accounts for 55% of communication. This ...
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