Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

New eBook on Career Management almost ready!

It’s been a year in the making, and it’s almost ready to be published. Stay tuned for my new eBook titled Career Management: Access the Hidden Job Market. For a recruiter, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A book I recommend – The Start-Up of You

If you read one book this year to help your career (other than my book which will be released in the next few months), I recommend “The Start-Up of You” by … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is LinkedIn Eating the Recruitment Industry – or Sharing a Nice Meal?

I read with interest the article “How LinkedIn is Eating the Recruitment Industry” on ERE.Net. The author, Michael Overell, raises salient points. LinkedIn is taking a piece of the pie … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sourcing and Managing Contingent Workers: Issues and Solutions (notes from the World Café sessions at the Contingent Workforce Conference)

The World Café sessions at the ATC Contingent Workforce Conference  brewed robust discussions about the issues facing companies when sourcing and managing contingent workers  (you can read the Twitter action … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Glen Cathey’s deck of cards and how recommendations influence hiring decisions

I attended the Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) 2012 in Sydney late May and one of the speakers, Glen Cathey, put forward his view that candidate attributes can be ranked in terms influence on … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

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