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The New Hire – Are they really who they say they are?

Andrew Flanagan

Do you remember when Myer hired Andrew Flanagan their new GM of Strategy and Business Development?

“Barely a week after trumpeting the appointment of Andrew Flanagan as general manager – strategy and business development, Myer has terminated his position after just one day in the job upon discovering that he was not the man he said he was.”

Above is an example of this happening at an executive level within a large listed business.

Having managed a specialist recruitment company in Sydney, Australia for nearly seven years now, I have encountered countless situations where the employee interviewed is simply not the employee that turns up to work on day one!   Or perhaps they do but after day ten, twenty or ninety they morph into a different being.
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Australia has talent BUT how do you attract it?

Australias Got Talent

Do you ever wonder why you always hear about certain companies attracting the best talent in their industry and wonder why your company isn’t doing as well? There are a few key attributes, qualities and processes that companies who attract the best employees have…… Read More

Why your business should be recruiting / headhunting ‘an outsider’


“Surely promoting an existing employee would be cheaper?”

“We’ve spent money training, mentoring and teaching our current staff – what benefit will someone with little to no understanding really bring?”

“We should be promoting and recruiting from within our own ranks.”

“Why would I consider a new employee with experience that isn’t our field?”

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Leadership – How to build (and keep) an all-star team

Leadership – How to build (and keep) an all-star team


Find talent

Tap into social networks, start a blog to engage and talent pool. Head hunt; if you know where the best talent is, leverage tools such as Linked In, Seek Profiles and other online tools to find and approach potential talent directly. Network with relevant contacts and ask for referrals. Engage the experts; if you are using a specialist recruitment company, ensure that you are working with a person that has the networks and relationships to introduce the right talent to your business and is best placed to represent your company.
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Salary Negotiation – How to accelerate your net worth


Before beginning to negotiate pay and benefits with a prospective employer, you need to find out how much you are worth and how much the job is worth. To do this you are advised to research comparative salaries which will enable you to attain a realistic and reasonable job offer.
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Financial accounting


Financial accounting (or financial accountancy) is the field of accounting concerned with the summary, analysis and reporting of financial transactions pertaining to a business. This involves the preparation of financial statements available for public consumption. Stockholders, suppliers, banks, employees, government agencies, business owners, and other stakeholders are examples of people interested in receiving such information for decision making purposes.
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Chartered Accounting


Chartered Accountants were the first accountants to form a professional accounting body, initially established in Britain in 1854. The Edinburgh Society of Accountants (formed 1854), the Glasgow Institute of Accountants and Actuaries (1854) and the Aberdeen Society of Accountants (1867) were each granted a royal charter almost from their inception. The title is an internationally recognised professional designation.
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