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Deal or no dealHow to handle a low ball job offer

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As recruiters we face the challenge of clients offering below expected salaries, or low ball offers, more regularly than we would like. In some cases the impact of a low ball offer is enough to put people off; it's an emotionally charged situation that nose dives from the onset. 

I've found that the offer can sometimes be up for negotiation if hand…

How to attract a more diverse workforcePart 1

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In this week's episode of our 8 part look at gender diversity in the workforce, our industry specialists talk about some techniques to start attracting more women to your workforce.

Australia's building services outlook for 2017

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Australia's construction industry continues to remain steady across its various sectors. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the total value of building work completed throughout the country continued to rise throughout 2016, spurred on mainly by the growth in the residential construction sector.

While there was a slight downturn in…

Finding the benefits of gender diversity in the construction industry

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There are a number of industries across Australia - and throughout the rest of the world - that carry an unfortunate stereotype of being almost exclusive to males. While many are evolving, the country's construction industry just one example of an industry that needs help to change and represent a much more diverse group of people. 

Some of the b…

Myths about Gender Diversity in LeadershipPart 1

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In this weeks episode of our 8 part video blog series about gender diversity issues, our industry specialists talk about some of the myths they have experienced. 

This week we talk to Lisa Annese, CEO of Diversity Council Australia, Michele Adair, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis NSW and Kelly Lamborn, CIO of Conn3cted

Investigating Australia's market outlook for civil engineering in 2017

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The next 12 months are set to be busy ones for the country's civil engineers. A range of national, multi-state and state-specific projects are expected to get underway, while the advice offered by the federal government's Infrastructure Priority List means there will be more in the pipeline for years to come as well. 

Overall, civil engineers can…

The benefits of diversity within an IT team [Video]

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Thank you for joining The Recruitment Company video blog. Traditionally, the IT industry has been dominated by male employees, both in Australia and elsewhere. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, only 40 per cent of people in professional, scientific and technical services were women as of 2015.

Numerous studies have shown that gender…

Mindfulness and empathy in leadership

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I recently attended a Women in Leadership forum hosted by the Australian Director Institute, and had the privilege of listening to four remarkable women, one of which was The Hon. Julia Gillard, speak on the topic of resilience. In which the overriding message was about the importance of bringing mindfulness and empathy into leadership.

As leaders,…

5 things that changed recruitmentForever

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We live in an age where we are bombarded daily with online innovations claiming to be “the death of recruitment”, the ”Uber of recruitment” or some other claim of industry wide apocalypse.

But recruitment has always been an industry in a state of flux.  It was born from the chaos of the wars at the start of the 20th century and has faced numerous s…