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EmploymentHuman ResourcesPolitics

“High” Billing Recruiters

When I was 17 I had a mate called Kev who managed a sausage factory. Although only 2 years older than me, his precocious talent (in that he could speak English) fast tracked him into a management position. One of his responsibilities was to select which Labour Hire agency would…
Sean Walters
September 18, 2020
EmploymentHuman ResourcesPolitics

Maybe if we just ignore it…?

Recruiters get a fair amount of heat for ignoring stuff. Whether it be towards persistent yet non-placeable candidates, or internal recruiters on perpetual voicemail, we have an infamous and well-documented history with the ol' silent treatment. In many cases, it's a skidmark on on the Y-fronts of what should be…
Sean Walters
August 7, 2020
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Underdogs Take First Bite

This was the week ladies and gentleman. Although many recruiters will tell you different, this was the week that I saw the first signs of economic recovery. Perhaps more 90s landing strip than 70s bush, for the first time since lockdown, I've got the sense that those little green shoots…
Sean Walters
July 24, 2020
Employment

Recruiters Pull Out Early

Writing a weekly recruitment blog has its challenges. Some weeks, like warm honey flowing through my fingertips, they just write themselves. A Recruiter does something immoral, a government agency blames a recruiter for hiring a conman, someone throws a punch at an awards ceremony – all of which make my…
Sean Walters
June 19, 2020
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