The Games People Play

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, and whether we like it or not, Pokémon GO is upon us. For those who haven’t seen the swarms of smartphone-clutching zombies schlepping around a town near you, Pokémon GO uses your phone to create an augmented reality where “trainers” (that’s you) can catch Pokémon placed in various…

Are You A Narcissist?

Last weekend, whilst sailing in the Waitematā Harbour, I met John, a child psychologist. Perhaps surprisingly, this was a social occasion and not an intervention organised by my worried parents. I, being a recruiter, found out his profession before we’d even got out of the marina. John, being a psychologist, had me talking about my…

Talent Shortages Breeding More Creative Offers

Being a Brit, I’ve naturally found myself dipping into my Guardian newspaper app with increasing regularity this week. With my old country turning its back on Europe after a majority voted for “Brexit” and then the national football team haughtily following suit by slouching off from the Euros tournament, dispatched by the mighty hammer of…

Jobseekers Swipe Right

There’s been a lot of interesting stuff shared by commentators from our recruitment community this week but something that really stood out for me was the article shared by Mark Sumner revealing SEEK’s large investment in the so-called “Tinder for Jobs” app Switch. Just like the prefix “Uber for…” denotes something with the potential to…

Candle In The Bin

This week saw the official announcement that Candle ICT, one of the longest-standing IT Recruitment brands in the New Zealand market, would be closing the doors on its unprofitable NZ operations due to their local strategies over the past couple of years failing to pay off: “A significant investment strategy was put in place during…

Diversity of Thought in Recruiting

I’m enjoying the newly emerging trend of more interesting, fresh-thinking press releases from the global corporates of our recruitment community.  After years of pithy proclamations re-hashing the same old stories of skills shortages and talent shortages and “oh how about using us to help you recruit?” it seems the PR departments of the bigger end…