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Lies, Damn Lies…and Recruitment Statistics?

This is how PR and press releases happen in the recruitment world, particularly from the larger agencies:  The PR department of a recruitment company issues a periodic online survey to their company's database of clients or candidates, asking leading questions designed to elicit responses around a particular topic.  The responses…
Jonathan Rice
September 15, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

The Return of Candidate Arrogance

This didn't happen to me.  But it is a story related to me recently, and one that I can relate to very well.  The candidate was booked in for interview.  On paper they looked good for the role the recruiter was trying to fill and the phone screen had revealed encouraging…
Jonathan Rice
August 25, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Smoke Cigarettes to Bill More Fees

A new smoking debate made big news in New Zealand this week with the Auckland District Health Board, who employ more than 10,000 people, looking to implement a policy whereby they will refuse to hire smokers.  Obviously, this stirred up great plumes of dissention from the nicotine-stained parts of the…
Jonathan Rice
July 14, 2011
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Gender Pay Equality in Recruitment

And so, surprise surprise, the Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturer's Association (Northern), Alasdair Thompson, was finally sacked by his board this week after a radio interview in which he attributed the gender pay gap to women's monthly period pains and childcare requirements.  For those of you living under…
Jonathan Rice
July 7, 2011
Employment

The Knotted Tie: An Obituary

I have an announcement to make that won't come as much of a surprise to many of you: The tie is dead. It used to be that a knotted silk neck tie formed the very essence of a male recruiter's appearance.  The suit, the shirt, the shiny shoes, the oversized watch…
Jonathan Rice
June 2, 2011