14 Valuable Sources for Headhunting

    Your client is after a purple squirrel with the skills of a flying unicorn. Where do you go to source this needle in the haystack?   Check out this list to see if there’s any stone you haven’t yet turned.               1. Candidates…

6 New Ways to Win at Networking

6 New Ways to Win at Networking Networking events are great places to meet clients - but there are many other benefits we often overlook. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://fusiontraining.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/6-Ways-Win-Networking.mp4"][/video]  

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…

What Microsoft plans to do with LinkedIn

Last week Microsoft agreed to fork out seriously big bucks for LinkedIn. A $26 billion mistake? Or Microsoft World Domination Here We Come? Regardless of the outcome for Microsoft, you can’t help but wonder how this acquisition might affect your job as a recruiter. During their presentation to investors, Microsoft…

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…

Rookie to Rockstar in 3 Steps

In a previous blog, we revealed a magic trick for finding your next recruitment superstar. Not unlike the method behind Australia’s Got Talent, the finalists of our show come from an amazingly broad background, many of which you wouldn’t immediately connect with fame and fortune. The question to be asked,…

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…

What are your critical numbers?

Increasing sales and market share is simple — ask your team to make more sales calls and they’ll come back with more placements, right?  Or maybe not. This myth needs debunking, it's a flawed strategy when you solely focus on quantity.  Effective recruitment firms have sales prospecting metrics that determine…