The past week's hottest recruitment news, in brief

Labour hire · Labour hire licensing

Big stories from the past week cover: labour hire licensing prosecutions; Seek's pricing changes; "creepy" recruiters; candidate experience; total talent management; and much more...

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A labour hire company, its director and its client have been convicted and fined in a Queensland court for supplying and procuring workers without a licence – the first such convictions in the State.

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Julie Mills is stepping down as APSCo Australia's managing director, following 20 years of service to the recruitment industry.

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Seek has changed its job ad pricing and contract structure, warning that recruitment agencies will be particularly impacted.

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"Creepy" recruiters are overlooking consent in their approaches to passive candidates.

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ManpowerGroup has reported a 26% fall in revenue in the September quarter, flagging further declines as it continues to restructure its business; and Randstad has reported a 1% year-on-year dip.

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Recruitment and talent leaders from Smaart Recruitment, Flybuys, LiveHire and AUS discuss key barriers to improving the candidate experience, including clunky tech and customisation challenges.

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APay's 'recruit now, pay later' model is increasing SMEs' takeup of third-party recruitment services.

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GFG Alliance is reporting better 'total talent' management after opting for a Korn Ferry RPO in place of its internal TA team.

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Recruiters are throwing money "down the drain" on ill-timed psychometric assessments, according to experts from EY and TestGrid.

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