Demand Management : The STING

This strategy works for fighting procrastination. Often we put something off, or undertake an activity lesser importance because deep down, we want to avoid the most important one. This principle is called the sting method. The concept of this is to take away the sting in tasks we tend to…

Demand Management : The Four D’s

This is a popular "time management" technique that helps you to categorise your tasks by urgency as well as importance. For this activity, you need to list your tasks in a quadrant, like the image below.   Tasks which are urgent & important. Tasks which are not urgent, but are…

Harder Better Faster More Productive

Recruiters belong in the circus. And no, not as the clowns (unless it’s half past knock-off time Friday arvo). We’re the tightrope walkers: balancing quality, quantity and urgency whilst juggling business development in order to please a varied and demanding audience. To master the craft, we need to develop high…

10 Habits of Highly Effective Temp Consultants

  10 Habits of Highly Effective Temp Consultants             Here are the 10 habits shared by the most effective recruiters running a labour hire, temp or contract desk.   1. Keep everything organisedSuccessful temp consultants keep their minds and their desks incredibly well organised. They…

The Magical Recruiter Hiring Trick

Shortlist reported recently that the demand for agency recruiters is at a level not seen since before the GFC. A scramble is on for securing the best talent! And we should expect good recruiters to be like hens teeth for the next 2-5 years. But what else is new? I…

How to be a ‘REAL’ Consultant

Ever wondered how to clear a room at a networking event (apart from yelling ‘FIRE’)?  It’s easy; tell people you’re a consultant!  The title is almost as bad as parking inspector or politician. ‘Hang on, I’m a recruitment consultant’  or a 'talent acquisition consultant' I can hear some of you…

How much is your time worth?

If you’re not billing the amount you’d like, need or want to, ask yourself… “Am I working like someone who bills $X thousand a year… someone who makes roughly $Y every hour of the day?” Are you valuing your time at that level? (If not, who will?) Yearly billings of…