General Interest | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

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…

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…