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Sean Walters

EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Are We There Yet?

When pitching a new role to a candidate, what is the most important factor to them? Is it money? The cost of living, and Auckland house prices especially, would suggest that this would be the logical answer. And certainly, when you're recruiting recruiters, many of these bon viveurs have particularly…
Sean Walters
May 10, 2018
Job BoardsRecruitmentSourcing

The Silent Treatment

As a recruiter, I love April. We bid farewell to the last financial year, and steam into 2018/19 with all guns blazing. For our business, it also coincides with our end of year sales meeting, team performance reviews, and some big picture thinking and planning for the year ahead. All…
Sean Walters
April 19, 2018
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Gen-Y-Bother

This blog post may be a borderline hate crime. To those who don’t know us or what we do, let me give you some context. We recruit recruiters for the recruitment industry. Our client base spans most of the top-tier recruitment firms in New Zealand, including both global and locally…
Sean Walters
March 8, 2018
RecruitmentUncategorized

It’s Tough at the Top

This week saw the resignation of Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English. In language common only to politicians and sports team managers, Bill will be looking forward to "spending more time" with his family, and pursuing as-yet-to-be-announced endeavors outside of politics/football. Again in…
Sean Walters
February 15, 2018
EmploymentRecruitmentSourcing

The Curse of Being Too Good

I'm currently reading a biography of the former Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston. One of thirteen children of a dirt-poor sharecropping family born amidst the Great Depression, Liston didn't have the easiest of starts on this planet. Although slavery had been abolished 50 years prior to his arrival, little had…
Sean Walters
October 12, 2017
EmploymentHuman ResourcesPoliticsRecruitment

The Hunger Game

Either I'm losing my touch, or Recruitment is getting harder. Once upon a time, I'd take a job brief, perform a quick search on the mobile database between my ears, and call an invariably keen candidate, all before I made it back to the office. A few cogs would turn,…
Sean Walters
September 28, 2017
PoliticsRecruitment

The Whiteboard’s Guide to the 2017 Election

Never talk about religion or politics, or so American dinner party guests would claim. With the election looming, and my desk fourteen thousand kilometres from Manhattan, it’d be remiss of The Whiteboard not to stick its oar into the murky depths on the 2017 Election. Refreshingly, it’s not the forgone…
Sean Walters
September 21, 2017