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Recruitment: Your Fantasy Career

Once again, The Whiteboard marker is in my hands this week. Promising Jon that I’d avoid any controversial topics, my beady eyes were drawn to the recent “is she/isn’t she black” race scandal currently dominating most media channels. For those living under a rock or running too many unreliable temps,…
Jonathan Rice
June 18, 2015
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Everything Is Awesome (When You’re Branding Yourself)

Recruiting some slightly more left-field HR positions recently has thrown up a whole new breed of candidates for us.  Obviously in this age of personal branding and employer branding blanding (*hat tip Bill Boorman) the opportunity is now presented to the more vainglorious of jobseekers to beef up their sense…
Jonathan Rice
June 11, 2015
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The LinkedIn Inspirational Meme Pandemic

Having last been seen heading towards Waihi with a pick axe and gold pan, Jon is once again AWOL, leaving the squeaky pen in my hand. As recruiters, a fair proportion of our lives is spent staring at the familiar blue and grey screen of LinkedIn. Akin to a TV without a remote, we…
Jonathan Rice
April 9, 2015
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The Whiteboard Turns Four

Following on from last week's scarcely viewed Good Friday blog (just look at the treat you missed out on) I suspect that this week's blog might fly similarly low beneath the radar.  Thanks to the vagaries of 2014's calendar this year sees Good Friday followed a week later by ANZAC…
Jonathan Rice
April 24, 2014
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Happy Easter from The Whiteboard

The Whiteboard has wheeled off up North for its Easter hols, hoping the permanent marker can withstand the rainy holiday weather.  Have a good break everyone, safe travels, and see you again the other side of ANZAC Day.   Happy Easter from "all of us" at www.rice.co.nz and www.joyn.co.nz  
Jonathan Rice
April 17, 2014
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Recruitment, the Game of Connections

Being a keen sports fan (and clumsily participating in some too), it has always struck me throughout my sales and recruitment career how parallel the two worlds of sport and sales/recruitment are.  The goal-setting, the competition, the teamwork, the emotion, the motivation, the management and the ups and downs of…
Jonathan Rice
October 24, 2013
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“Anonymous” LinkedIn Recruiters Need to Grow a Pair

  We've all heard before what sticks and accusations the general public (especially the ones in search of jobs, funnily enough) like to beat us recruiters with.  There's the lack of communication, the lying, the misleading comments and the inability to listen.  No feedback, poor feedback, negative feedback delivered poorly.…
Jonathan Rice
September 5, 2013