Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

No questions asked

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Stephen Conroy proves that at the top end of town, things are very different. No answering selection criteria, panel interview, or psychological profiling for this role. No hoop jumping in any way, shape or form!

The thing about this appointment is that it was publicised as being a rather dodgy process, which is not dissimilar to the way many organisations hire.

Many government departments go so far as to “go through the hiring motions” because they have a specific candidate in mind they they want to employee.

The questions then becomes: which is the more unethical process?

clipped from www.smh.com.au

You’re hired: plum jobs with no hard questions

THE former Labor MP Mike Kaiser was far from being the only senior staff member of the national broadband network hired without the position being advertised or a candidate shortlist compiled, it has emerged.

As the opposition labelled the appointment of Mr Kaiser the result of a ”corrupted process”, new information revealed that others had been given the inside running on lucrative senior roles.

The man who made the appointment, NBN Co’s chief executive, Mike Quigley (who himself earns $1.95 million a year), said the rush to start the $43 billion network meant it relied on using referrals – bypassing the advertising of positions – for the appointment of 40 per cent of its 112 staff.

”The process was not dissimilar to what we’ve used for many other employees,” Mr Quigley said of Mr Kaiser’s selection.

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Written by evenitup

February 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. What will it take for all those electors in voterland, who whine and complain about the failings of politicians, to do their homework and study the proof that these sorts of appointments are not about serving the public, really, but about rewarding wrongdoers for service to the Labor franchise? Page 144 of Graham Richardson’s ”Whatever It Takes” should be compulsory reading in classrooms and polling stations. Richardson admits to the culture we see in corrupt African states. But Australians are asleep – and only when enough of them really take an interest in how their tax is spent will the gutless and cowardly Australian media begin questioning this kind of disgusting and shameless abuse of public money. I am SICK of financing the undeserved appointments of admitted wrongdoers who’ve made an art of being handsomely paid by us to serve their tribe before their country. As for that useless Opposition. don’t get me started….

    Peter Johanson

    February 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

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