Welcome to Recruitment Down Under: The APSCo Australia Podcast. We’re the podcast for the Australian recruitment market, sharing anecdotes, interviews and ideas from the recruitment industry's best and brightest individuals. Join us for regular episodes where our guests discuss the topics that affect you and your recruitment business. 

 Episode 6.

We speak with the Co-founder and APAC CEO of recruitment management software provider, DaXtra Technologies. In this fascinating discussion with Sergei Makhmodov, who joins us LIVE from Hong Kong, he explains: how the DaXtra business and technology was born, what he identifies as the most important tech investment a recruitment business can make and why it’s important to set clear goals, How the Australian recruitment industry compares to the globe with the adoption and take up of technology, His predictions for the future of technology and the aftermath of COVID-19, and Upcoming areas of focus and development for the DaXtra business Please join our host APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh and Sergei Makhmodov.

Episode 5.

We speak with David Maher, the Director of Right Brain Insights, a hands-on management consulting business for entrepreneurial business people. David works with businesses to drive profits, and at this juncture, David has sound advice for business operators about maintaining and surviving through this pandemic. In this wide ranging discussion with APSCo Australia’s Lesley Horsburgh, David provides his tips and advice for what SME business owners can do to formulate a plan for getting through to the other side of COVID-19.

Episode 4.

We speak with self-described bipolar businessman and mental health advocate David Westgate. With reports of mental health issues sky-rocketing amid the current global health pandemic, David speaks with APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh about how employers, managers and employees can have meaningful and important conversations with one another at this difficult time.

This podcast is a practical guide for those looking for guidance on how to approach and open up conversations about identifying and dealing with mental health issues inside their business.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding your mental health or well being during this time, please reach out to any one of the organisations listed here 

Beyond Blue has also implemented a Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service


Episode 3.

Working from home or remote working – many of us find ourselves in this situation as a result of the current global health pandemic. So how will you cope with this change to your working life? How will you adapt? How will you manage your team and your workforce?

We speak with an experienced remote worker, Rich Lewis-Jones of SmartRecruiters, who is a huge proponent of the benefits of working from home.

He tells us how you can structure your day, how to manage a remote team or workforce, what tools and technology he uses and one of the most important elements in working this way: TRUST!

Please join our host APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh and Rich Lewis-Jones as they discuss the ins and outs of working from home.


Episode 2.

We speak with a man who needs little introduction – if you’re in recruitment you‘ve likely heard of Greg Savage and his public speaking events.

Join Greg and APSCo Australia Managing Director Lesley Horsburgh as they discuss the highs of Greg’s speaking career, how YOU can get more involved in speaking and supporting your industry, and what WE need to do to develop the next generation of industry advocates and recruitment speakers.

Greg is open and honest about the highs and lows, and his anecdotes from a lifetime career in recruitment make for an entertaining and informative podcast.


Episode 1.

What’s the measure of your success?

As more and more recruitment agencies share their data around staff turnover, salaries, training and more – tapping into the numbers can give valuable insight into how your firm stacks up against the competition. Here Nigel Harse provides a window inside the newly released remuneration report.

Hosted by APSCo Australia Managing Director, Lesley Horsburgh.