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Sean Walters

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
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

The Dichotomy of NZ Immigration

The topic of immigration, like tax, hospitals, and the obligatory tieless family photo, is a sure-fire sign that a general election is looming. Last week, in preparation for this contentious voter rouser, National announced their proposed changes to New Zealand’s immigration system. To cut a slightly dry story short, the…
Sean Walters
April 27, 2017
Recruitment

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…
Sean Walters
July 21, 2016
Recruitment

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,…
Sean Walters
July 7, 2016