Friday, 2 April 2010

The New Golden Rules For Luxury Recruitment – 2/4/10

In a great article by The Economist on recruitment, it seemed clear to us that business is heading back on track and there is a noticeable increase in employment opportunities, even in the niche luxury market.

A key point in the article is that: “Recruiters are clearly becoming far more sophisticated, thanks to the new search tools that are available. You’d think with 10% unemployment, jobs would be filled more quickly, but the focus on sourcing the right people, screening them and so on means that the time to fill has not fallen.”

We agree with the above comment in bold. At MO Luxury, we are true believers in finding the right people. We try to understand beyond the brief... Particularly in the luxury industry, passion and an innate understanding of the highest quality provision of customer service or client relations are just as important as experience and any tertiary qualifications. Even if the brief is matched as closely as possible, there is always a small percent of room that should be allowed for company culture, thorough training/induction, in essence ensuring the new candidate has the best chance to perform, ensuring they have the tools to perform effectively every day.

The most difficult time for both clients and candidates alike is the first month, however generally both parties should be able to identify any areas of concern and discuss these openly as early as possible to ensure seamless transition and a successful future career.

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Who's behind the MO DOWN

Melinda O’Rourke is the founder and Director of MO Luxury, a dynamic, Sydney-based management firm specialising in luxury brands and services. Melinda and her associates at MO work with local and international brands across prestige retail, fashion, fine jewellery, timepieces and specialised services. Melinda is well-connected, well-read, and well-versed in the demands of the luxury market and its client base. Her advice is firmly based in objectivity and ultimately, accountability. Melinda offers constructive counsel and both strategic and creative thinking and is able to draw upon a strong network of specialised talent to compliment the MO Luxury team as needed. Melinda enjoys excellent industry relationships and is regularly quoted in the business and fashion media. Read more about MO Luxury,