Executive Searching – A Headhunter’s Perspective

Executive Searching – A Headhunter’s Perspective

Executive search is a type of headhunting that focuses on filling very senior positions within a business. Typical roles appointed by executive search are Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Human Resources Director (HRD). So what are the key approaches to executive search, and…

Re-Hiring Your Previous Staff and What this Means for Your Business

Re-Hiring Your Previous Staff and What this Means for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious effect on most businesses, particularly those engaged in the retail, travel and hospitality industries. Many of them have had to furlough a significant number of employees — putting them on unpaid leave, often with government financial support. As the situation starts to ease and the economy is coming…

Protecting your Workplace from Future Outbreaks

Protecting your Workplace from Future Outbreaks

The COVID-19 outbreak has focused many owners’ and managers’ minds on the way they run their businesses. The threat has been emphasised by the increase in globalisation that has helped the spread of the pandemic. Although the threat is diminishing in some places, the danger of coronavirus still evident and as we have seen in…

Hiring in a Post-COVID Landscape

Hiring in a Post-COVID Landscape

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Comparing Candidates: Apples and Oranges

Comparing Candidates: Apples and Oranges

One of the biggest mistakes employers make when trying to assess someone for a particular role is the tendency to comparing candidates without a system for assessing and comparing people.  This leads to each candidate being assessed on different grounds and they find themselves comparing apples and oranges. A systematic, repeatable methodology is essential for…

10 Questions to Ask in Your Job Interview

10 Questions to Ask in Your Job Interview

Why Ask the Interviewer Questions? Job interviews cause anxiety.  Usually, the focus is on answering questions and when the candidate is asked if they have any questions, many candidates often answer a simple ‘no’.  However, asking questions of the interviewer is an important part of the process for two reasons: Questions Impress the Interviewer. Candidates…

EQ – What Is It?
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EQ – What Is It?

EQ or ‘emotional quotient’, is a term coined to describe emotional capabilities.  The term compares to the better-known IQ or intelligence quotient’ which attempts to measure and create a score of an individual’s intellectual capability and then compare it to the broader population. The term was made popular in the 1990’s after the publication of…

The social elements of working in a medical practice, help or hindrance?

The social elements of working in a medical practice, help or hindrance?

When it comes to maintaining good medical practice, the first and foremost priority of a practitioner will always be to deliver the utmost standard of patient care, regardless of the setting.  However, as with any working environment, medical practice offers routes to be your own boss and work on your own as well as to…

The Challenges of Finding Doctors for General Practice and How to Overcome Them

The Challenges of Finding Doctors for General Practice and How to Overcome Them

General health practitioners breathed a sigh of relief when Dr. Tony Bartone was elected President of the Australian Medical Association in May 2018. He is the first GP in four years to take the position and many GPs see it as a positive step towards correcting the issues that general practices are facing right now…