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Count Eroffer

A demonic figure that makes Bram Stoker’s Dracula seem more at place with his numerical namesake on Sesame Street. Much like the folklore perpetuated in Lost Boys this evil presence can only harm you if you invite it in your home. For those who are in the dark let me…
Scott Burnett
August 15, 2019
EmploymentRecruitment

Big Changes in the NZ Recruitment Landscape

Given that we are a country largely dominated by plucky SMEs, perhaps it’s of no surprise that New Zealand businesses are prime candidates for mergers, acquisitions, and playful experiments from big business. This calendar year however has seen a big upturn in the number of recruitment firms who have been…
Sean Walters
August 8, 2019
EmploymentRecruitmentSourcing

Salary Cap

No, the industry isn’t going all NBA with an imposed salary cap. I’m using the patois of my peers, the cultural casual vernacular where ‘cap’ effectively means bullshit. Those of Sean’s age feel free to thank me for keeping you relevant. It’s time to bring to light some of the…
Scott Burnett
August 1, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

An Age-Old Argument

This week, Google agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $11m for alleged age discrimination. For the circa 200 job seekers involved in the action, that's a staggering $50k+ each, all without ever having to work a day at the tech-giant. Google, of course, denied the claim,…
Sean Walters
July 25, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Prep School

"Failure to prepare, prepare to fail" – Benjamin Franklin – Scott Burnett It’s always been a mantra close to my heart. Last year I was honored to be given the title of best man at my best friend’s wedding back home. I’m a visual learner and the only way I…
Scott Burnett
July 18, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitmentSourcing

Just a formality

It’s safe to say that my working demeanor has somewhat relaxed since entering the rec to rec arena. This probably speaks to my client base. Previously, I was trying to bring some legitimacy to my unsolicited approach of property managers and architects. This meant looking like a Hallensteins mannequin and…
Scott Burnett
June 20, 2019
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitmentSourcing

We’re All F*cking Doomed

History has shown that given enough time, logic and reason trumps superstition and conjecture. Until science discovered bacteria, we believed that the only thing to make us sick was "Miasma" in the air. Likewise, it was once common knowledge that what a pregnant woman stared at dictated the physical characteristics…
Sean Walters
June 13, 2019