General Interest | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

7 Steps to Build Confidence

My dad recently visited from the UK, and whilst I love him dearly as he is genuinely one of life’s really good humans, I always cringe when he tells stories of me when I was young. I don’t know if anyone else feels the same when their parents remind them of how they were decades ago. For me when I was very young, I was…

International Women’s Day: Press For Progress

When I started a search firm dedicated to sourcing female talent for industry, I was told by many people, including loved ones, that I was crazy. And in many ways they were right. What ensued was a frequently challenging and oft unrewarding time in my career. I watched good, strong competitors close down when there should be enough space for 100 more businesses like us,…

Counter Offers Benefit Nobody!

Twice in the past few months I have had the pleasure of being the protagonist behind candidates getting their ideal job role, then turning it down. This was as a result of a counter offer with their current employer, which was disappointing for my clients and myself. The disappointing part for the candidate came just weeks later in one instance and months in the other,…

What makes a good salesperson?

Today’s sales world is so incredibly different than it was ten years ago, or even five. Today’s salesperson works in an extremely complex and fast-paced global environment with tools like the Cloud, laptops, iPad’s, iPhones, social media and apps that allow you to connect anywhere at any time of the day or night. You can easily be in Melbourne working with a client in Brisbane or London.    To…

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…