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Candidate Care

EmploymentRecruitment

Commoditising Candidates in Competitive Times

Hello again.  I'd rather have started with "Talofa" but my recent holiday to beautiful Samoa seems to sadly be a distant memory already! Whilst I can wholeheartedly recommend switching off from "the grid" and shutting down all mobile devices and sources of news to achieve a truly relaxing break, you…
Jonathan Rice
July 28, 2016
Recruitment

Why You Should Care Less About Candidate Experience

Out of the soporific hum and chit chat of last night's Auckland Recruitment Meet Up there sprung a surprisingly vigorous debate. The team at Beca, lead by the ever-suave Richard Long, got everyone up on their feet. The purpose: To position our bodies in different zones of the room denoting…
Jonathan Rice
June 2, 2016
Recruitment

Apparently Jobseekers Hate Recruitment Agencies

There's always been a general air of agency-bashing permeating the recruitment industry, well certainly there has for the decade of my involvement anyway.  Usually it's just a general sense, anecdotal evidence, Chinese whispers, a subtle roll of the eyes when a newly-met acquaintance learns what it is you do for…
Jonathan Rice
April 7, 2016
Recruitment

Rate Your Recruiters

Thanks to everyone who attended the final #RicePowWow of 2015.  It was awesome to see so many of our clients, candidates and general supporters celebrate the festive season in true kiwi style (drinks, ham, singalong, more drinks etc...)  We have an awesome recruitment community in New Zealand and I love…
Jonathan Rice
December 3, 2015
RecruitmentSourcing

Let’s Hear It For The Resourcers

It's still early days, but I'm starting to sense something of a power shift in the finely balanced egos and nuances of the recruitment agency hierarchy.  A quiet revolution is building, a revolution taken to the preening, strutting, client-facing business developers by the hitherto subservient candidate managers and resourcers. Particularly…
Jonathan Rice
August 6, 2015
EmploymentRecruitment

How Honest Can Recruiters Afford To Be?

The notion of "no publicity is bad publicity" was severely put to the test by Annette Sleep of O'Neil's Personnel last weekend.  Telling a candidate for one of her vacancies that she couldn't represent her to their client because she had children in daycare, and would probably end up taking…
Jonathan Rice
June 25, 2015
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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
EmploymentRecruitment

Candidate Power Returns With A Bang

Some real life examples of poor manners and behaviour from candidates of ours in recent days: Cancelling interviews one hour prior, via email, because they feel they have "enough options to consider already" Postponing interview via text, never to be heard from again Promising to attend interviews with clients even…
Jonathan Rice
June 4, 2015
Recruitment

Maxims for a Modern Recruiter to “Get On”

Have you ever wondered how we managed to cope in the pre-internet years?  Without being bombarded with constant streams of cleverly curated content, compiled into numbered lists (for ease of consumption, and to get more hits), about how to do this and that better, smarter, cheaper, faster?  How did we…
Jonathan Rice
April 30, 2015