Shortlist's top stories this week, in brief

This week's biggest stories on Shortlist include: what the leaders at ASX-listed recruitment companies earn; SARA winners; TA transformations; "CV flicking"; visa confusion; and more.

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Data3 MD Laurence Baynham has topped the list of biggest earners among ASX-listed recruitment company leaders.

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Leanne O'Connor and Cameron Norton have been recognised as the top recruitment leader and consultant respectively at the SARAs, which also recognised agencies and RPOs.

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WorkPac has reported increased revenue and profit for FY19, despite a fall in its perm business.

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TA leaders Sally Garner (Alfred Health) and Edan Haddock (Flybuys) have outlined the critical success factors in their recent talent function transformations.

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"CV flicking" and unsigned terms of business are exposing recruitment agencies to significant legal risks, says advisor Martin Richardson.

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A focus on costs continues to dominate tenders for recruitment preferred supplier panels, according to Jason Cooney.

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Last year's visa regime changes are still causing confusion and costly refused nominations, along with shifts in overseas talent willing to migrate, say advisors Diana Faraj and Dan Engles.

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High-growth staffing firms have certain characteristics in common, but they do one thing particularly well, says coach and advisor Amy Bingham.

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Recruiters often talk about high performance, but specific leadership practices help drive peak performance in recruitment and talent teams, according to Erin Devlin.

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Recruiters can do a much better job of ensuring selection processes aren't like 'Game of Thrones', where the person hired is the last one still standing rather than the best candidate, says industry advisor Bill Boorman.

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And in people news...

ASX-listed Ignite has appointed Brad Shotland as general manager for NSW.

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Michele Mauger is joining Metro Trains Melbourne as executive director, people, including responsibility for talent acquisition.

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Ensure Recruitment has hired Neil Munro as GM for its New Zealand operations.

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