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  

Don't let a boom send you bust!

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 9 November 2018
Don't let a boom send you bust!
Data from the latest SIM and Apositive Insights Poll highlights agencies are at risk during strong market conditions
While the first 6 months of 2018 have proven to be the best in a decade, buoyant market conditions demand a tightly run ship. You need to be driving what's happening ins...
Posted in: Business Profitability Recruitment Agency Profit Staff Turnover Staffing and Recruitment  

APSCo 2018 Remuneration Survey

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 29 October 2018
APSCo 2018 Remuneration Survey
2018 Professional Staffing and Recruitment Sector Remuneration Report Staffing Industry Metrics and recruitment sector supporters HHMC Global are collaborating on this important project and are calling for participants for the Professional Staffing & Recruitment Sector Remuneration Rep...
Posted in: Return On Investment Staffing and Recruitment  

Staffing Industry Metrics offers a great discount to APSCo Members

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 8 October 2018
Staffing Industry Metrics offers a great discount to APSCo Members
APSCo Members receive a $1,000 discount on their annual SIM subscription plus the added benefit of being able to compare results against sector peers.   Staffing Industry Metrics is a business intelligence platform created exclusively for staffing and recruitment agencies. Tracking y...
Posted in: Business Profitability Performance Metrics Market Growth Team Size Staffing and Recruitment  

How profitable was FY18 for Australian recruitment agencies?

Posted by Nigel Harse FRCSA on 25 September 2018
How profitable was FY18 for Australian recruitment agencies?
We all like to think we run a good recruitment agency and for many of you, the ultimate measure of our performance tends to be with a sharp focus on annual profit growth. Now, with the Australian financial year well and truly behind us, it's time to take a look back at last year's pro...
Posted in: Return On Investment Business Profitability Insights Blog Recruitment Agency Profit  
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