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McCall Norris expat drinks

November 14, 2016 1:24 pm

Last Friday we enjoyed catching up for a drink at Opera Bar with expat candidates who have recently been placed in Sydney by McCall Norris. If you are looking for a new role in Australia, get in contact with us!

Media Release: Norris & Partners joins forces with McCall

April 27, 2015 12:09 pm

Norris & Partners is pleased to announce its’ merger with McCall. McCall is the largest rec2rec in the UK, having traded for over 20 years with offices in London, UK Regional and Singapore. Norris & Partners has been trading in Australia for 8 years. Director, Lisa Norris of Norris & Partners commented “this was a natural progression for us having developed a strong brand in Australia. This merger will provide our client and candidate base global scope and leverage. I am extremely confident of what McCall Norris will further achieve, providing our clients and candidates with even greater talent access and global opportunities. Having...

So who is McCall Norris?

April 20, 2015 12:41 pm

We’re the combination of McCall, a major recruitment to recruitment specialist in the UK and globally, and Norris & Partners, a leading recruitment to recruitment specialist locally. In 2013 when Norris & Partners rebranded I blogged “it was all about the next 5 years” and this is part of that journey.  Norris & Partners, I hope I can say, has a good brand in the local market, known for ethics and quality hiring.  However our shortcoming is not having enough candidates to meet our clients’ demand, and being a small business, only having so much bandwidth especially when it comes...

Are you running your business like a whirling dervish?

February 24, 2015 1:29 pm

I must be as I was going to write this blog at the beginning of the year, a good time for any business owner to reflect on what they want to achieve for the year ahead, and what’s happened?  Like many of us I’ve got sucked into the day to day and it’s mid February already. And what is a whirling dervish? I was lucky enough to see the whirling dervishes when they were in Sydney late last year.  They call it physically active meditation – a dance performed by spinning your body in repetitive circles – the Amazing Race...

You can’t always get what you want!

January 7, 2015 2:35 pm

Going to the Rolling Stones concert late last year was just something I felt I had to do before they die.  I had seen them 20 years ago (I was 5 at the time!) but still felt this would be the last time they would tour so I needed to see them.  Of course one of their signature songs is “You can’t always get what you want” and it got me thinking about our client base. Year in, year out from the same client I get the same brief and it becomes more apparent this time of the year as...

What makes a good recruiter – in many cases a non-recruiter! Part 1…..

November 6, 2014 5:10 pm

Everyone else has written about this topic so I thought I may as well too as I think I know what makes a good recruiter.  It will probably take me at least 2 blogs as there are quite a lot of attributes I think a good recruiter should have. Timing wise I am writing about this now as going into the new year, most of our clients are discussing their hiring plans and I hope this time they will brief us differently to how they briefed us at the beginning of this year and the year before, and the year...

When you network, do you net work?

October 16, 2014 3:02 pm

For many people networking is a daunting, and somewhat misunderstood concept. Often people have the best intentions in wanting to network, and will take the leap to actually attend a networking function yet they then speak largely to those people at the event that they already know, such as their colleagues and acquaintances! For a great deal of people out there the innate fear of standing alone, in a room of strangers, leaves them frantically surveying the crowd on arrival for a familiar face, then hunting them down like a truffle pig who just picked up the scent of their...

10 Things I Live by as a Recruiter today

September 30, 2014 3:35 pm

I realised the other day I have been a Recruiter for 23 years. It was supposed to be a 6 month stint, just something I’d do for a break from hospitality management… and more than two decades later (that makes me feel old!) I’m still recruiting. But I wouldn’t change a thing! Although I could write a book about the things that have happened both to me and across the recruitment industry in that time, I find the most valuable thing I can do to help other upcoming Recruiters is provide them with insight and advice – try and short...

Clicking away relationships – what defines candidate ownership?

September 1, 2014 1:12 pm

“Video killed the radio star…” will Social Media in turn kill your Recruiting star? With the continuing uptake of sites such as LinkedIn in an ever more connected market, is it still possible to manage a candidate’s career from “cradle to the grave” as we used to say? Like many recruiters out there, I have at times been left scratching my head when navigating the often treacherous path that is representing candidates in the digital age. You may have invested a great deal of time and energy in presenting a candidate to a client, only to hear “But Lisa, I’m...

“Your message will be converted to text”

June 19, 2013 9:10 am

I shiver when I hear this voice message when I’m trying to contact a recruiter.  So I am ringing a recruiter and get this message, what I want to say is “Hi, it’s Lisa Norris from Norris & Partners.  It’s great to be in contact with you again.  We have an exciting opportunity to manage a sales and marketing team for a national specialist and I remember when we last met you highlighted this would be your next career step.  I’m really keen to tell you more about this opportunity so please call me on ….”  In the message I...