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Emoji Recruiting…

...Or more specifically, recruiting for an emoji translator. Fancy taking on an assignment like that? Us recruiters in New Zealand are typically more resourceful and innovative than most. Out of necessity, due the small size of our talent pool, we have had to develop sourcing and recruiting skills with a…
Jonathan Rice
December 15, 2016
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How to Handle Resigning

Today's blog post comes to you sandwiched between last night's RicePowWow and today's office party (followed by my football team's Christmas drinks) so please forgive me if I sound kind of distracted. And husky. Why do these things always require so much talking? Not that many of you will notice,…
Jonathan Rice
December 8, 2016
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5 Premier League Lessons for Recruiters

I'm excited.  For all of the tawdry, bloated, surrealism of the modern day English Premier League football competition there really is nothing like it for sheer sporting excitement and Monday talking points around the water cooler.  And it's back, finally, once again this weekend. To honour the occasion I'm going…
Jonathan Rice
August 11, 2016
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Sourcing Eggs

No Whiteboard blog this week for it is Good Friday, as I'm sure you well know.  I'll be busy hiding eggs and such forth so from me and all of us at Rice Consulting, Happy Easter.   Now go put your finely honed sourcing skills to good use and go…
Jonathan Rice
March 24, 2016
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Wham! Bam! Thank You Spam

I received an interesting email this week. Although we work hard on “getting out there”, like a cold beer when your mouth feels like Ghandi’s jandal, it’s always refreshing to receive an enquiry from an as-yet-unheard-of new client. Especially when it’s a referral from a “business acquaintance”. Lacking the good…
Jonathan Rice
February 25, 2016
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The Superstitions of Recruiters

There's really only one topic on the lips of all kiwis this Friday.  Yes that's right, it's what your kids are wearing for Halloween Sunday morning's Rugby World Cup Final between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.  So as much as I love to bring you all our particular brand…
Jonathan Rice
October 29, 2015
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How Not To Fire People

Surprisingly, and perhaps disappointingly, I've never been fired from a job. Surprising, given that a good proportion of my day-to-day behaviour isn't appropriate for the workplace. Disappointing, given that being the narcissist that my ex-girlfriend describes me as, I like to place myself centre-stage for all my blogs. However, I have…
Jonathan Rice
October 15, 2015
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The Land of Milk and Money

Knowledge is power, or so "they" say. However, the more I read, the more confused I become. One minute eggs are good for us, next thing, they're harbouring Al-Qaeda. Apparently even Kale is now poisoning us with thallium and arsenic. They'll warn us off smoking in aeroplane toilets and unprotected…
Jonathan Rice
October 8, 2015
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“Trust Me, I’m A Candidate”

I should warn you now. Today's Whiteboard covers familiar territory. Now either I'm running out of ideas, or the same issue keeps gouging at our collective industry eyes' like an Argentinian Lock. Over the weekend, the Herald ran a story regarding Anthony Kiro, a former professional League player, who through…
Jonathan Rice
September 24, 2015
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Are LinkedIn and Facebook Merging?

Good morning Recruiters of New Zealand.  A quick and early one from me today as I'm off to Nelson with Sean for my 40th for some reflective beach walks and perhaps a little bit of sampling of the local refreshments. It's a welcome break.  My head's slightly frazzled from putting…
Jonathan Rice
August 27, 2015