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Human Resources

EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Fat Fees & Fat Recruiters

Well guys, I've finally done it. I've taken the plunge. In my defence, I've always had a slightly polarised relationship with commitment. Contrary to what many ex-girlfriends would say, I actually wouldn't describe myself as a commitment-phobe. I'm just a fan of "extensive research" before signing my life away. For…
Sean Walters
November 13, 2020
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
Human ResourcesPolitics

Lots Of Rooms, Loads Of Elephants

If we do not acknowledge and address a glaringly obvious issue, at some point in the future, it will come back around and kicks us squarely in the balls. Every time. This was a point made to me during my very first recruitment job interview. It was the fantastically named…
Sean Walters
June 12, 2020
Human ResourcesPolitics

The Three Approaches to Recovery

Like having unprotected sex with a chlamydic super model, it was with mixed emotions that I found myself riding into work yesterday morning. Not "mixed" because I'm yet to organise my sock draw, but more so from the time it took to traverse the 20 kilometers across Auckland. Those who…
Sean Walters
May 15, 2020