Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

Technology and the search consulting business

Technology has transformed the way search consultants find and communicate with candidates during the recruitment process. When I commenced working in the staffing field we used the phone, email and … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Australasian Talent Conference (ATC), Sydney, 2011.

In late May I attended the Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) in Sydney. The conference was well organised with a variety of speakers from different industries and functions – all presenting … Continue reading

June 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Developing a target company list: An essential step in the executive search process

Developing the target company list is finding every company in the industry and niche vertical markets the search is focused on. Boyden, a top 10 global search firm, refers to … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Candidate care

Employers and recruiters should be more aware that high calibre candidates often have several choices and the experience they have with a potential employer during the attraction and selection phases … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

$60K – The Real Cost of a Bad Hire in 2010

Middle management figures revealed   The real cost of a bad hire in 2010 has been revealed – a conservative estimate of a frontline / middle manager leaving after three months … Continue reading

August 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

Five social media recruiting pitfalls to avoid

Consider the benefits and risks of social networks when using them. The advent of social media has been an advantage for search consultants and recruiters as it drives professional background … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

The sell: What sets the hiring company apart?

Since I work hard to attract top performers to a position, I like to have a clear idea of why my client company is an appealing place to work. Knowing what … Continue reading

May 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Process is not a dirty word

Conducting a search for a candidate online is faster now than it was five years ago, or is it? Even though more information about potential candidates is on the web, wading … Continue reading

May 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Book released, new website up and running

It feels hard to believe, after seven months of working pretty much seven days a week that the book and website are finally finished! See for yourself: Thank you, … Continue reading

April 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

Why you can’t rely solely on LinkedIn when searching for candidates

Quote from Jeff Weiner, CEO of, “We estimate there is nearly half a billion professionals in the world, and we are at north of 60 million today.” Like many … Continue reading

April 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

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