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A “Brand You” Day in Wellington

I was up at 4am on Wednesday this week and, unlike during my twentys, when the reason would have been I was approaching my bedtime, I had actually already had my night's sleep (well about half of it), and was purposefully dragging myself into the inky black chill of a…
Jonathan Rice
June 24, 2010
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Weekly Recruitment Round Up

This week's blog is going to be a quick round up of some interesting industry-related news articles from the past week.  Usually I would be writing some opinion, commentary or offering advice related to our recruitment industry in New Zealand.  But this week I can't and that is because: 1)…
Jonathan Rice
June 10, 2010
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Jumping Ship in Recruitment – an issue of restraint

This week saw Hudson’s freshly acquired IT recruitment team officially commence in their new roles in the Auckland office, following their high profile and heavily gossiped move from a large competitor down the road.  Following a recent HRINZ seminar on “Protecting Your Business in a Competitive Environment” I feel it…
Jonathan Rice
June 3, 2010
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One Degree of Separation

People out there that aren’t in the recruitment industry often seem to find a range of things to be critical about us in recruitment.  Sometimes the criticism is justified – lack of communication, poor follow-up, scant knowledge of the market we are recruiting in – these are all common complaints…
Jonathan Rice
May 20, 2010
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A Recruitment Parody, News and Gossip

News broke late last week about Tempest Consulting, long-time temporary staffing provider to Australasia’s biggest account PSAcorp, cheating in their tender proposal presentations in order to successfully retain the account in the face of mounting competition from other temp recruitment firms.  The account, up for grabs on an annual basis,…
Jonathan Rice
April 29, 2010