All Blog Posts Tagged 'Australia' (9)

Divided opinions needn’t mean a fractured team.

Diversity. It’s typically one of the greatest strengths of a thriving business. Yet while differences in skills, backgrounds and opinions can often be harnessed to great effect, inevitably some issues are so fundamental they can instead create tension and conflict, turning a smooth-running workplace into anything but.

There’s arguably no better…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 14, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Australian Healthcare Demands Remain Unmet

Australia is entering a critical era where health care professionals are more in demand than ever before. This is greatly attributed to Australia’s aging, increasing and expanding population, therefore there is significant demand on a more prominent approach to the health care systems, which is currently crying out in desperation for an increase in healthcare professionals staff across all sectors. Health care professionals are in dire demand in both preventative…


Added by Simon Hopes on June 3, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Working in a recruitment agency: How realistic should videos be?

There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of Heaven…


Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Change in NSW Payroll Tax

SDP welcome the recent NSW Budget measures, the announcement for payroll tax reforms to boost jobs and will aim to kick-start business with payroll tax relief.

So, what exactly is changing and what does it mean?

  • Under the changes announced in the Budget, the payroll tax threshold for business will be raised from $689,000 to $750,000 on 1 July 2013.
  • The changes will provide tax relief to thousands of businesses…

Added by Elaine McKelvey on June 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Latest Updates on Proposed Changes to 457 Visa

July is soon approaching and with that we will see the reforms to the 457 visa scheme come into effect.  Latest updates announced by the Government on the controversial 457 visa scheme include;

  • Increase of visa application charge; $900 instead of the current…

Added by Elaine McKelvey on June 7, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Proposed Changes to Subclass 457 visa – Reform to be introduced 1 July 2013

The Minister for Immigration & Citizenship, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, has announced some major changes to the subclass 457, Temporary Work (Skilled), visa program.  While the Minister’s statement presents changes to Immigration policy the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) is still finalizing the details of the legislative.  Most changes are expected to be introduced on 1 July 2013.

A summary of the Minister’s announcement is as…


Added by Elaine McKelvey on May 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sourcing in Australia

I have just come back home to the San Francisco Bay Area from the Sourcing Summit in Australia. The event was flawlessly and skillfully organized by Phillip Tusing.

My top impression from the Australian sourcing…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 23, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Why PSAs Suck

One of the more humiliating recent events within the Australian recruitment industry was Chandler Macleod’s withdrawal from the $400 million Australian Defence Force recruitment contract it had won from incumbent provider, Manpower.

At the time of the contract win in July 2008, Stephen Cartwright, the CEO at that time of Chandler Macleod, described it as a ‘landmark contract’. And so it proved to be a ‘landmark’ in how quickly a contract ‘win’ could turn into a morale-sapping, PR and… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on April 16, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Why Does Everyone Hate Recruiters?

A couple of years ago, we spent New Years Eve in Thornton Park, at the end of Balmain, with a great view of the Harbour Bridge. We got there around 4pm, set up our chairs, and prepared to wait for the fireworks. There was about 100 people there, one of whom was a talker. He was floating around, talking to people, most of whom were doing their best to pretend he wasn’t there. He sat on a bench… Continue

Added by Ian Lenehan on October 3, 2009 at 9:49pm — 11 Comments

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