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Jonathan Rice

Recruitment

Call Yourself A Recruiter?

So. Call yourself a recruiter? I don't mean that in a sneering or belligerent way, no suggestion that I'm looking down my nose at your recruitment expertise (or lack thereof). No. I'm just rephrasing a question that caught my attention on LinkedIn earlier this week, a question posed by a…
Jonathan Rice
October 26, 2017
Recruitment

Assessing Recruiters for Grit

Hello Friday Whiteboard readers.  Today's blog has already been written, about a topic you might naturally expect me to be commenting upon, but due to some technical issues it has been a little bit delayed. I will post the blog once we have been given the all clear on the technical issues…
Jonathan Rice
September 14, 2017
Recruitment

The Joy Of Herding Cats

Last week was full on with fully half of our whole Auckland office on annual leave at the same time. The task of babysitting all three desks consecutively fell to me given my remaining teammates were a colleague in only his second month and another in accounts. A fellow recruitment…
Jonathan Rice
September 7, 2017
EmploymentRecruitment

Have Recruiter Salaries Stagnated?

Hello recruiters of New Zealand and welcome to Spring - yussss.  Welcome, also, to the world's 79th most popular recruitment blog. Oh yeah, you heard right. Did you watch the Leaders Debate last night? I'm not a particularly political person but I'm pretty sure that must have been the most…
Jonathan Rice
August 31, 2017
Recruitment

And You Thought YOUR Recruiter Was Bad…

A battle between agency recruitment and internal recruitment is nothing new nowadays. Since the inception and growth of in-house recruitment teams it has turned into our industry's very own hundred year war.  The tension between the two factions follows a familiar pattern:  Agency recruiters are targeted with making as many…
Jonathan Rice
August 24, 2017
Recruitment

Hello Handsome: The Role of Good Looks in Recruitment

We were fortunate last night to be able to host Ross Clennett here in Auckland for a short and snappy training event with some of our v.RPO on-demand recruiter community. Ross presented to our gathering about the increasing importance of soft skills in relation to workplace performance nowadays, and how to…
Jonathan Rice
August 17, 2017
Recruitment

The Schooling of Recruiters

When I first embarked on the rollercoaster, fingernail-shredding, rec-to-rec game back in 2007, the Auckland recruitment market had quite a different look, feel and flavour to the one we all operate in today. Ten years ago the market was dominated by larger recruitment brands, most recruiting across several verticals, many with a…
Jonathan Rice
August 3, 2017