June Parker | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

Interviews – a necessary evil?

Sometimes, even HR struggle when they are on the other side of the interview table.  Interviews are stressful, not many of us enjoy the experience, but they are unfortunately a necessary evil. Whilst many people prepare for questions they might be asked, they often neglect preparing for questions to ask. This is a critical mistake in your job search process, as asking good questions at…

How Expensive is it to Replace Someone?

Have you ever worked out how much it costs to replace a member of staff?   I have, and I can tell you it’s expensive. Cost of Turnover Calculator When calculating the cost we often forget to take into account some of the hidden costs such as; needing to have a contractor to fill in, the time it takes in writing an advertisement, how many hours…

Manners & Honesty Matter

Manners & Honesty Matter This week I observed a couple of situations which made me think more deeply about manners and why it’s so important in the workplace.  Let me tell you about the first situation. I observed one of my team grappling with the inauthenticity of a candidate that he placed into a role, or at least thought he had!  The candidate met the…

Interview with Selection Partners – Why Sydney?

Shortlist online –– published the following article, 25th October 2017 Executive Women Shortlists has merged into Selection Partners. Executive Women Shortlists was the first firm to be awarded an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act, allowing its founder Amy Cato to focus on recruiting women into executive and senior roles. “We needed to make a stand and do something different to support our clients who wanted to employ more women…

Senior Women, but not old!

Senior Women, but not old! Congratulations to Jacinda Ardern the next prime minister of New Zealand. Not only is she a woman but she is in her 30’s.   When male maturity seems to be the norm in politics, bucking the system is a wonderful beacon of light for young women all over the world. Jacinda is the country’s third female PM and, at 37, its…