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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
EmploymentRecruitment

Cover Letter Fails Meet My Delete Button

Wow.  Friday already.  These short weeks are great aren’t they?  Australia had Tuesday off as well so I doubt many of them even bothered engaging the work side of their brains this week.  Just think of all the extra temp hours generated in New Zealand this week over our Aussie…
Jonathan Rice
April 28, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Fee Splits: Right or Wrong?

I received a call this week from a highly experienced and long-standing Executive recruiter whose nose had been severely put out of joint and they wanted to tackle me on a certain issue.  I know what you’re all thinking but sorry to let you down – it wasn’t me or…
Jonathan Rice
March 31, 2011