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How to avoid the trap that most ‘customer-centric’ organisations fall into

How to avoid the trap that most ‘customer-centric’ organisations fall into

Published 15th December 2017 by Katrina Bolovan is a Senior Consultant, Davidson HR Consulting. 

Whether you call it Customer Centricity, Customer Focus, Customer Experience or something different altogether, I think there is no denying it is important to every organisation in every industry. Now more than ever, we live in a world where customer is king. Technology has created a platform where there is more competition and where disruption […]

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A Contractors view of the Agile Revolution

A Contractors view of the Agile Revolution

Published 7th December 2017 by Gideon Donaldson, Senior Consultant - Strategic Accounts

Nadir has contracted with us on many occasions and brings great knowledge and insight in his area of specialisation – Agile Coaching. Here are a few questions I put to Nadir to get his views on the Agile revolution we are experiencing in the Tech industry. A lot of large organisations are undergoing Agile Transformation. […]

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The number one reason small businesses fail to scale

The number one reason small businesses fail to scale

Published 5th December 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

“I’m the only person in this company who has the time to learn on the job.” Every founder or CEO should have this sentence tattooed on their forehead. It comes from the CEO and founder of a tech start-up company. Earlier this week, I was chatting with a leading venture capitalist in the tech sector. […]

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Getting the best out of your IT Contractors

Getting the best out of your IT Contractors

Published 1st December 2017 by Sonya Oberstar Principal Consultant - Strategic Partnerships at Davidson Technology

We all want to get the best value out of our Contractors but often a Contractor can be more of a re-active solution rather than a proactive one by organisations. However, with a little bit of effort and planning, businesses can get a better outcome and productivity if they maximise the expertise and strengths of […]

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Why the best EAs and PAs will always be needed

Why the best EAs and PAs will always be needed

Published 30th November 2017 by Debbie Davis, General Manager (NSW) - Corporate at Davidson

Remember that old children’s song The Wheels on the Bus? We intuitively know the wheels only ‘go round and round’ if you have the right wheels on the bus – no matter how grand, impressive or technologically advanced the bus may be. Now imagine the bus is your company. That would make those in C-suite […]

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Behind the scenes with a Davidson Technology Intern

Behind the scenes with a Davidson Technology Intern

Published 27th November 2017 by Liz Ebeli, Practice Leader - Software Development and Digital at Davidson Technology

We are fortunate to have Katharina Kalb participating in a three-month recruitment internship in our Melbourne office. Katharina is rotating through three of our Melbourne key teams and is currently working with our Melbourne Digital and Software Development team. Now at the midway point of her internship, I sat down with Katharina to explore her […]

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Developers – here’s how to be a stand out candidate!

Developers – here’s how to be a stand out candidate!

Published 22nd November 2017 by Daniel Pitts, Consultant - Candidate Services at Davidson Technology

Through my work with digital clients and candidates, I have gained the following insights as to what separates the good Developers from the great. Here’s my advice to Developers on how to be a standout candidate in the Australian market. Be a continuous learner With the candidate market tightening up, the major standout for our […]

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7 things managers look for when hiring Software Developers

7 things managers look for when hiring Software Developers

Published 3rd November 2017 by Asa Hughes, Consultant - Software Development & Digital at Davidson Technology

In my role, I have regular conversations with Hiring Managers in the IT industry around what they are looking for in their new hires. There are some consistent characteristics that keep coming up so I thought it might be helpful to offer some interview tips for Software Developers. Now it’s obviously different for different companies, roles […]

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The evolution of DevOps and Cloud is like a game of Australian Rules Football

The evolution of DevOps and Cloud is like a game of Australian Rules Football

Published 1st November 2017 by Bernie Skinner, Senior Consultant at Davidson Technology

It is now coming up to three years since I started to specialise in recruiting in the DevOps & Cloud space – where I started my journey to learn what they were all about. At the time in Melbourne, these IT specialisations were both just starting to come of age, so I was eager to […]

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Here’s how to win an argument — even when you’re wrong

Here's how to win an argument — even when you're wrong

Published 30th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

I was coaching an executive on influencing skills this week. I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent. I’m not suggesting that you’d do this, but I do love a good debate. It’s possible there may have been times, […]

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