The Resurrection of the Specialist Recruiter (who never actually died!)

The Resurrection of the Specialist Recruiter (who never actually died!)

Author: Matt Kirk. matt.kirk@profusiongroup.com The word ‘Specialist’ is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. Every agency recruiter seems to ‘specialise’ in something (in most cases more than one thing) so when you hear the inevitable noun that is now synonymous with us (recruiters) you can almost sense the inaudible groan on …

Which Change Analyst Does Your Business Need?

Which Change Analyst Does Your Business Need?

My clients often ask to find them a change analyst. When taking the brief, I have found that this role is viewed quite differently across the market. The role seems to fit into one of two categories: a junior change manager OR a change-focused business analyst.   A Junior Change Manager? When taking a brief …

Connecting an Arts Degree and a career in Business

Connecting an Arts Degree and a career in Business

You might think that having a Degree in Fine Art has little to no relevance for a career in recruitment or even business, and many people would probably agree with you. However, to the surprise of many, there are experiences and skills you can utilise from an Arts Degree that are invaluable to a career …

Wealth Management Market Update

Wealth Management Market Update

Industry Landscape: The end of 2018 saw a large increase in the number of advisers joining licensees, as they attempted to beat the FASEA education requirement deadline that applies to new advisers joining the industry from January 1st this year. The increase saw more than half of the entire years’ worth of new adviser authorisations …

Wealth Management Market & Salary Update

Wealth Management Market & Salary Update

Industry Landscape: AMP has launched a new adviser training and development program, Adviser Pathways, replacing its Horizons program. In a statement, AMP said the new Adviser Pathways program will take two to three years to complete, and will be available to “a wide variety of candidates”, so long as they have a FASEA-approved degree. The …

Technology Zombies

Technology Zombies

We have certainly entered the age of becoming enslaved by technology. Looking around on public transport it’s amazing to see how many people are fixated on their tiny little screens. I can’t help wondering what they’re doing – messaging friends? Finishing work emails? Catching up on Facebook? Ordering dinner? Playing games? Arranging dates on Tinder/Grindr/RSVP? …

When are team members most likely to leave?

When are team members most likely to leave?

As we are once again approaching financial year end, is key employee retention starting to register as a thought in your mind? Here are some thoughts on how to encourage retention of top talent.   The key is understanding what drives behaviour.  If we understand why people leave and when people leave we can create …

Business Projects: Market Update January 2018

Business Projects: Market Update January 2018

Banking & Financial Services project spend will continue its trajectory north as we progress in to 2018, for 2 reasons: The heightened Risk, Compliance and Regulatory (think Royal Commission) environment. Financial Services organisations must improve their systems, processes and culture in relation to this. The threat of disruption from nimbler new market entrants. Irrespective of …

How to get the most out of every meeting!

How to get the most out of every meeting!

Not all meetings are a waste of time. Our Productivity research found only 39% of workers report the meetings they attend are productive and necessary. They don’t start on time, are run without agendas/outcomes and people often talk more than they should; seemingly for the sake of hearing their own voice… Another fascinating fact is …

The Art of War

The Art of War

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu We love this quote from The art of war, because it holds an important lesson for business. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.   Many professionals are extremely effective. They are results focused, know where they are heading, …