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Sean Walters

Work

The Great Leap Forward. Or Backward.

You have to admit; it really is an incredible time to be alive. My Grandad flew RAF bombers during the Second World War. And apart from firebombing the innocent women and children of Dresden, it was the most vivid and defining time of his life. Plucked from a working class…
Sean Walters
April 3, 2020
Human Resources

The problem with References

I love the sound of references being taken. Like the first sight of a rain cloud to a Waikato dairy farmer, it heralds an imminent change of circumstances. Thankfully here at Rice HQ we've had a bumper week, so there's been plenty of "for the purposes of the privacy act..."…
Sean Walters
February 21, 2020
Recruitment

10 Predictable Predictions for Recruitment in 2020

Apologies for the slightly clichéd blog topic today. Y'see, this is my first blog of the year following two straight months of babysitting my partner's family who have been visiting from the UK. And two months of best behaviour and living cheek-by-jowl with the in-laws is certainly enough to give…
Sean Walters
January 24, 2020
Recruitment

Commission Critical

Trying to define and then describe the internal culture of a recruitment company is always a nebulous activity. Not until you visit an office do you get a "feel" for what is really happening behind the scenes. And even after this client visit, we still describe what we see in…
Sean Walters
November 15, 2019
Employment

What Not to Wear

"I'll teach you. I'll teach you to cover your arms and not be such a lazy, tattooed oaf." Bob Walker, October 2019, Rice HQ The above broadside was aimed at me last week by the inimitable Bob Walker. Bob's been spending a bit of time at Rice Towers recently, working…
Sean Walters
November 1, 2019