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Sean Walters

EmploymentHuman Resources

All Bets Are Off

I've been listening to a lot of Country music recently. Maybe it's my Titirangi-bound self isolation conjuring up fantasies of a lonesome cowboy, squinting across the prairie. Or perhaps the bleak economic outlook has slung me into a bout of maudlin self-pity which makes songs like "She's actin' single (I'm…
Sean Walters
May 1, 2020
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