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Welcome to Recruitment Down Under. In our new episode, Lesley Horsburgh speaks with recruitment marketing and personal branding expert, David Wolstenholme.David, a former recruiter, dedicates his professional career to helping recruiters to better understand and nurture their personal brand authentically both online and off.David and Lesley discuss the importance of marketing strategy and personal brand, visible leadership, what employers need to do to attract recruiters in the current market, the rise of LinkedIn, and how recruiters can best leverage the platform, plus lots more.Thank you for listening to Recruitment Down Under.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under and our special series dedicated to meeting and learning more about the winners of the 2020 APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence.Throughout 2020, BluePrint Medical responded to the impacts of border closures and flight cancellations, reduced demand, and a restricted candidate pool of doctors, with a proactive approach to communicating with clients and bringing vulnerable doctors home from interstate. The business realised that the only way to help the clients and doctors in need was to simply focus on local work.The plan helped BluePrint Medical win the Best Response to the Pandemic – Innovation Award, which recognised new strategies – planned and implemented in response to COVID-19 – that demonstrated innovation or creativity.In this podcast, we hear from BluePrint Medical’s Oliver Hastie, who tells listeners how the young business managed to respond in the face of adversity.Hosted by Neil Merola of Entity Solutions, tune in to find out why BluePrint Medical were crowned 2020’s deserving winner.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under and our special series dedicated to meeting and learning more about the winners of the 2020 APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence.Driftwood Group and their Glow-Up Careers initiative received the CSR Award for an initiative that demonstrated a commitment to the principles of corporate social responsibility. Driftwood Group launched career-coaching arm Glow-Up Careers to help people build the career of their dreams. The heart of the business is an accreditation program to teach coaches and leaders how to provide effective career coaching. The business now has in excess of 90 coaches who have completed the accreditation and who have each undertaken work with refugees.In this podcast, we hear from Driftwood Group Founder Yvonne Kelly, who tells listeners the story of how Glow-Up Careers came about and why this unique coaching arm is not only building dream careers but truly changing people’s lives.Hosted by Con Marchesan of SEEK, listen in to find out why Driftwood Group was crowned this year’s deserving CSR winner.
ManpowerGroup was crowned the winner of APSCo’s Best Use of Digital for Defence Force Recruiting’s 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition – an online gaming experience to provide potential candidates an insight into the life of a submariner.The competition was a great success with a 2500 percent increase in ‘submariner officer’ applications year on year.Hosted by Chantell Neale from Awards’ sponsor Ayers Group, Defence Force Recruiting’s Leanne Hayter explains how turning to gaming boosted interest in naval careers and ultimately led to its APSCo Award win.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under and our special series dedicated to meeting and learning more about the winners of the 2020 APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence.Zeep Medical was the winner of APSCo’s Candidate Experience Award for its commitment to providing exceptional candidate experience throughout the recruitment process.Candidate experience is at the centre of everything that Zeep does. The company provides end-to-end service for candidates, and in 2020 with most hospitals not taking doctors from other states, Zeep had to move quickly to find and relocate doctors. Hosted by Marco Setiadi from Award sponsor CareerOne, today we hear from Zeep’s Robin Jerome who outlines how Zeep’s service and agile working practices help the company to excel in candidate experience.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under and our special series dedicated to meeting and learning more about the winners of the 2020 APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence.1Medical was awarded Most Improved during the Pandemic, an acknowledgment for the firm that made the best progress in Q3 (July to September) when compared to Q2 (April to June) on the Staffing Industry Metrics business intelligence platform.Today we hear from 1Medical’s Ryan Kevelighan about how the company stood out from the pack and tackled 2020 as a medical recruiter. Hosted by Nigel Harse of Staffing Industry Metrics, listen in to find out why 1Medical was crowned this year’s deserving winner.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under and our special series dedicated to meeting and learning more about the winners of the 2020 APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence.Canberra’s Whizdom Recruitment was awarded Best Performer during the Pandemic, an acknowledgment for the firm that recorded the best performance from April through to September on the Staffing Industry Metrics business intelligence platform.Today we hear from Whizdom’s Managing Director, John McCluskey about how the company rose to the top of the pack, within the confines of remote working and the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Nigel Harse of Staffing Industry Metrics, listen in to find out why Whizdom were crowned this year’s deserving winner of... Best Performer of the Pandemic.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under – the APSCo Australia Podcast.Interpro People recently joined a growing number of employers taking a new approach to work-life balance, by commencing a nine-day fortnight for all employees.A month into the initiative, APSCo’s Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh sat down with Interpro General Manager Darran Butcher for an in-depth conversation to find out how the 9-day fortnight is working and what impact the strategy is having on the business and its people.Listen in to find out how Interpro People have implemented the strategy in their business, and continue to meet their goals whilst managing the expectations of clients, candidates, and other key stakeholders.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under.In this episode, Lesley Horsburgh speaks with Neil Merola, CEO of contingent workforce services provider, Entity Solutions. Recently celebrating his 8 year anniversary with the business, Neil discusses the maturity and evolution of the Australian contractor market and why he sees our workforce as one of the global leaders.Today’s podcast beaks into dialogue on compliance, workers' compensation, the impacts of COVID-19 and working from home, plus the all-important findings of Entity Solutions' recent workforce insights survey.But if there’s just one thing to take away from today’s discussion, it’s Neil’s advice on finding perspective and poise.  Thank you for listening to Recruitment Down Under.
In this episode of Recruitment Down Under, Aaron McIntosh and Phil Cook from Bullhorn join Lesley Horsburgh to provide an update on how their business and clients are facing the technological challenges of the pandemic. Today’s discussion covers:Remote workingBusiness resilience and mindsetDigital preparedness and transformationThe changing face and evolution of technologyThe advancements of technology and digital automation in recruitmentPlus lots more…..
Staffing Industry Metrics’ Nigel Harse joins Lesley Horsburgh to provide listeners with an important update of market insights from across the temporary and permanent recruitment market.The last time Nigel and Lesley met was in February of this year. And then COVID-19 hit.So where are we now?Nigel provides a frank update on what happened to the market earlier this year and the massive hits it took, which industries are currently seeing activity in permanent and temp recruitment, and what the future looks like for our industry and its recovery going forward. This is a must-listen podcast for all recruitment company business owners, with Nigel providing the insights everyone needs to hear. 
Health psychologist Fiona Lewi of Affiliate Member, Sentio Health, joins the Recruitment Down Under podcast to discuss the ongoing mental health challenges caused by COVID-19.Fiona speaks to what she is seeing as a psychologist in the nation’s toughest lockdown city, Melbourne, and how those now in need of assistance are struggling with the lack of both physical and face-to-face contact, something that those who are suffering are in desperate need of.Fiona and Lesley also discuss:The notion of mental health as the third wave of the pandemic The signs to look out for in deteriorating mental healthHow can managers and colleagues look out for one another?The role of intermediaries and EAPsWhy routines are so important in this current landscape, andWhy mental health first aid should be a major part of our future mental health agenda.
CareerOne’s Chief Operating Officer Moussa Namini and Chief Technology Officer Tome Acevski join APSCo’s Lesley Horsburgh to discuss the rebuild and rebirth of the CareerOne job platform.Moussa and Tome narrate the CareerOne backstory and discuss how the business has returned to its core offering by rebuilding its job platform; with a focus on providing a top-notch user experience and matching quality candidates with their ideal roles.As a new CareerOne user, Whizdom Recruitment’s John McCluskey joins the conversation to provide his feedback using the new platform and offer insights about what you can expect from the new and much improved CareerOne platform.
Col Levander of joins Recruitment Down Under for a wide-ranging conversation with APSCo Australia’s Lesley Horsburgh. With 30 years in the services, recruitment and technology sector, Col brings knowledge, experience and wisdom on a number of topics in today’s discussion, including how our industry will likely emerge on the other side of COVID-19, recent changes to Modern Awards and the implications of the Workpac vs Rossato court ruling. Col also share's his business story and most importantly, offers his best advice for listeners in today’s challenging market.
Recruitment Down Under is pleased to welcome special guest Rod Hore. Rod is a 40-year veteran of Australian and international IT and corporate advisory organisations and has undertaken mergers and acquisitions mandates, and C-level advisory to multinational and other public and private organisations. Rod Hore joins APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh for a frank discussion on current and forecasted market conditions for recruitment mergers and acquisitions.According to Rod, the next 9 months will be crucial in determining if recruitment businesses can survive the current economic recession.Rod explains what sellers need to know, what buyers are looking for and how business owners can determine if the time is right to approach the transaction table.
Having adapted quickly and successfully to a WFH model in March, many businesses are now planning to return to the office. Whether it’s happening now or in the not too distant future, a new raft of challenges faces employees and organisations now planning to transition back.Getting back to business is the title of a new e-book from APSCo Affiliate Partner, WorkPro and is the basis for this podcast discussion.APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh and WorkPro Founder, Tania Evans, are joined at the microphone by Connect Psych Services Co-founder, Dr Natalie Flatt, and Founder and Director of NextGen HR, Xavier Miller, for this multi-dimensional conversation about the challenges, the opportunities and the practical steps businesses can take to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under: Brought to you by APSCo.As we approach the end of the financial year, we speak with Paul Masters, Managing Partner of tax advisory, Sovereign Private, about all things finance, cash flow and, of course, tax.In what's been a year like no other for business and the economy, Paul offers his thoughts on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis on recruitment businesses, what your business can be doing to prepare for tax-time and how your business can improve its cash flow position right now.With a vast wealth of experience working with the recruitment sector, Paul also shares his perspective on how the industry has developed over time and how the M&A landscape has evolved.Please join our host APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh and Paul Masters.
Recent months have been incredibly difficult for many businesses and their employees, affecting the financial wellbeing of many. The government’s early access to super and other support measures have assisted in the short term, but as coronavirus restrictions start to ease it’s time to take a longer-term view.Join Sunsuper’s Brian Parker, Chief Economist, and Joshua van Gestel, National Education Manager as they discuss how the future economic and legislative horizon may look. Brian and Joshua will also discuss key superannuation considerations for employers for the year ahead, the implications of the market volatility and early access to super measures for employees’ super, and how you can help support financial wellbeing into the future. 
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under: Brought to you by APSCo.Today we speak with the Co-founder and APAC CEO of recruitment management software provider, DaXtra Technologies.In this fascinating discussion with Sergei Makhmodov, who joins us LIVE from Hong Kong,   he explains:how the DaXtra business and technology was born, what he identifies as the most important tech investment a recruitment business can make and why it’s important to set clear goals,How the Australian recruitment industry compares to the globe with the adoption and take up of technology, His predictions for the future of technology and the aftermath of COVID-19, and Upcoming areas of focus and development for the DaXtra businessPlease join our host APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh and Sergei Makhmodov.
Welcome to Recruitment Down Under: Brought to you by APSCo Today we speak with David Maher, the Director of Right Brain Insights, a hands-on management consulting business for entrepreneurial business people.David works with businesses to drive profits, and at this juncture, David has sound advice for business operators about maintaining and surviving through this pandemic. In this wide ranging discussion with APSCo Australia’s Lesley Horsburgh, David provides his tips and advice for what SME business owners can do to formulate a plan for getting through to the other side of COVID-19. 
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