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End of financial year reflection

End of financial year reflection

Published 23rd June 2017 by Debbie Davis

With the end of financial year now upon us, I encourage you to take some time away from your desk to self-reflect. Whether you do this yourself, or with your manager just make sure you do it! Self-awareness is so important – don’t just cruise aimlessly on autopilot through life. In sport, coaches and players […]

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Hasten slowly to find the best candidate, not the best one currently available

Hasten slowly to find the best candidate, not the best one currently available

Published 9th June 2017 by Peter Murphy

Boards, Executive and senior management when faced with an unexpected resignation, or termination, that has occurred with no clear succession plan in place, often unwittingly panic. Their overwhelming desire to appoint someone into the vacant position results in a race to place someone in the seat without due consideration or process.   This means that […]

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My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can’t be forced

My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can't be forced

Published 9th June 2017 by Hayley Crealy

I can’t believe it – I’ve spent 23 years in recruitment. I started when I was 21, how anyone took me seriously I still can’t get my head around.  Pink cashmere cardigan, tortoiseshell glasses and a ponytail, I am not lying, But they did. People did buy into me, because I used the words and techniques […]

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If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow?

If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow?

Published 8th June 2017 by Daniel Arden

  If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow? It is a question that helps me establish very quickly whether the employer is really ready to recruit a new team member. I learnt this strategy from Greg Savage after being lucky enough to hear him present in Brisbane recently. Being […]

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Preparing for a Happy New Financial Year

Preparing for a Happy New Financial Year

Published 8th June 2017 by Stephen Veness

Recently I was fortunate enough to be nominated as a finalist for a national award within the recruitment industry. As it transpired, I didn’t win, however the experience was one that was highly rewarding, somewhat humbling and certainly impacted my mindset as we prepare to close out another business year and ready ourselves for the […]

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The single best piece of management advice ever given

The single best piece of management advice ever given

Published 6th June 2017 by Rob Davidson

Would you pay $500,000 for one piece of advice? Charles Schwab, the head of Bethlehem Steel did and he said it was the best advice he ever received. It must have worked because by 1918 Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.   I first heard this story many years ago when […]

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With residential construction demand in a slump, is it better news for the retail construction market?

With residential construction demand in a slump, is it better news for the retail construction market?

Published 5th June 2017 by Lizzi Byrne Consultant - property & construction

  You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the residential construction downturn here in Australia. But what’s happening in the retail construction market? I recently spoke with Greg Johnson the CEO of Construction for Verus Construction to discuss the retail construction market across QLD and NSW and what’s changing. Greg […]

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INTERVIEW: Joe Arena, CEO Procurement Australia discusses gender diversity in the procurement sector

INTERVIEW: Joe Arena, CEO Procurement Australia discusses gender diversity in the procurement sector

Published 31st May 2017 by Davidson

Davidson is delighted to welcome Procurement Australia as a proud supporter of the upcoming Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) event to be held in Melbourne in August. Procurement Australia has a strong history in the public sector and we take a few moments to chat with their CEO Joe Arena about gender diversity. Procurement Australia […]

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INTERVIEW: Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges

INTERVIEW: Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges

Published 30th May 2017 by Sharon Ardley | Davidson HR Consulting

Dr Gillian Sparkes, has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors. In her role as the independent Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability in Victoria and a member of the Top 50 Public Sector Women judging panel, she chats with Sharon Ardley about gender diversity challenges. You are in the unique position of having […]

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INTERVIEW: Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water discusses gender targets and why they are important.

INTERVIEW: Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water discusses gender targets and why they are important.

Published 22nd May 2017 by Clare McCartin | Executive & Boards

Clare McCartin chats with Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water about gender diversity challenges at senior levels in the public sector and why gender targets are important. You’ve had extensive experience at senior levels across numerous public sector roles. What is the biggest professional challenge you have faced and how did you tackle it? Moving […]

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