Is Your Recruitment Agency Ready for Life after COVID-19?

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 21 May 2020
Is Your Recruitment Agency Ready for Life after COVID-19?
COVID-19 has crushed the recruitment industry and more tough times are on the horizon in 2020. Give your recruitment agency the best chance of resurgence by taking control of your cashflow now. With the sudden, forceful impact of COVID-19, recruitment agencies are feeling the heat like never ...
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Coronavirus: Impacts and recommendations for recruitment agencies

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 19 March 2020
Coronavirus: Impacts and recommendations for recruitment agencies
The economy is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how coronavirus impacts the recruitment industry and how to minimise the damage to your recruitment agency. Just a few weeks ago, coronavirus was a whisper on the social radar. As the number of confirmed cases increased, so did ...
Posted in: Recruitment Agency Profit coronavirus impacts Operational costs Staffing and Recruitment  

It's time for recruitment agencies to get better not bigger

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 19 December 2019
It's time for recruitment agencies to get better not bigger
2019 is quickly coming to a close and we have a brand new decade looming. So, after Santa has snuck in and quietly done his job and the bubbles have popped on New Year's Eve, what can recruitment agencies expect in 2020? Looking ahead to 2020 there are very strong indicators which you may c...
Posted in: Business Profitability Recruitment Agency Profit Successful Recruitment Operational costs Market Growth Team Size Staffing and Recruitment  

Sales Surge, Profits Fall: Mixed Results for Recruitment Firms - FY19

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 7 October 2019
Sales Surge, Profits Fall: Mixed Results for Recruitment Firms - FY19
FY19 was a record breaking year for sales, but only 1 in 5 Australian recruitment agencies capitalised on strong market conditions. When it comes to sales, Australian recruitment agencies had an outstanding year in FY19. The first two quarters delivered record breaking sales across both the t...
Posted in: Business Profitability Performance Metrics Recruitment Agency Profit Staff Turnover Operational costs Market Growth Staffing and Recruitment  

Dodging Bullets: How the Federal Election Impacts Recruitment

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 10 August 2019
Dodging Bullets: How the Federal Election Impacts Recruitment
A win for the Liberal Party is a win for the Australia recruitment industry. Find out why, plus learn the impacts of the election on permanent sales. In the lead up to the Federal Election, the widely speculated change of government caused unrest in the recruitment industry. Fortunately, w...
Posted in: Perm Sales in Australia Insights Blog Recruitment Agency Profit Federal Election  

FY19 soaring, but it's not all a bed of roses

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 7 May 2019
FY19 soaring, but it's not all a bed of roses
After a stellar FY18 for the recruitment sector, the first 9 months of FY19 continue to be strong, with the first two quarters reporting soaring sales results again. Yet, while on the surface things look rosy, dig a little deeper and you'll start to see some cracks appearing. Temp and ...
Posted in: Business Profitability Perm Sales in Australia Recruitment Agency Profit Staffing and Recruitment  

2018 delivers great results but....

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 25 March 2019
2018 delivers great results but....
Staff churn continues to make or break recruitment firms as 2019 find its rhythm The aim of every recruitment agency is to make a profit and the vast majority of firms in Australia and New Zealand achieved this in 2018. In fact, 95% of the recruitment agencies reporting to us made profits ...
Posted in: Business Profitability Recruitment Agency Profit Staff Turnover Staffing and Recruitment  

The high cost of churn hurts as smaller agencies fail to ride the perm wave

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 19 February 2019
The high cost of churn hurts as smaller agencies fail to ride the perm wave
"The recruitment industry in Australia is booming. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that I've never seen it this good. Demand for permanent roles is high, business confidence is strong and interest rates are low." - the opening lines of my blog last month

I've said i...
Posted in: Perm Sales in Australia Staff Turnover Staffing and Recruitment  

The Artisan, The Millennial and the Stock Take.

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 8 January 2019
The Artisan, The Millennial and the Stock Take.
If you enjoy a bit of retail therapy, then this time of year is a gift. From boxing day sales that seem to relentlessly extend well into the new year, to a litany of email alerts that shower us with limited offers and exclusive discount codes, the retail industry is super charged post festive sea...
Posted in: Successful Recruitment Staffing and Recruitment  

There's no time quite like the present

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 16 December 2018
There's no time quite like the present
On the first day of Christmas my client gave to me,
a placement with a big flat fee.
On the second day of Christmas my client gave to me,
Two temporary contracts
and a placement with a big flat fee.
On the third day of Christmas my client gave to me,
Three job referrals
Two temporary contr...
Posted in: Return On Investment Perm Sales in Australia Insights Blog  
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