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Recruitment

The Recruiter Virus

Recruiters are under attack.  And no, not necessarily from the legions of disgruntled jobseekers and aghast HR departments who are our traditional detractors.  This time it's from those lovely people who try to eke out an excuse for a life sending computer viruses from dark rooms in darker corners of the…
Jonathan Rice
July 2, 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
Recruitment

“un”ravelling culture and the position description

Again, Jonathan Rice is indulging his penchant for exotic travel, leaving me in charge of the whiteboard… Conference season has landed and rival codes appear to be refreshingly combative. Last night we saw the kindly mother-in-law of professional bodies HRINZ, up against the “as much use as a pork pie…
Jonathan Rice
November 6, 2014
Recruitment

Candidate Prep: My 50 Cents Worth

Jon’s absence has once again left the squeaky pen in my slightly sweaty, and this week, stressed hand for today’s Whiteboard. Reading the mainstream press, and even the various blogs which now infect my LinkedIn feed like a content pandemic, articles on the recruitment industry seem to fall into one…
Jonathan Rice
August 14, 2014
Recruitment

Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic?

I've had an ongoing "situation" with a candidate this week that has tested my usually high levels of optimism and positivity in the extreme.  I won't go into too much detail at this stage because the business isn't concluded fully yet and Monday could be an eventful day, but it's…
Jonathan Rice
July 17, 2014
Recruitment

The Growth of “Recruitment Alternatives”

The battle for recruitment agencies these days seems to have become one of relevance.  To be viable, you need to be an expert in your niche, well-networked and knowledgeable about the market.  You need to demonstrate value for money otherwise clients these days have too many options and ways to…
Jonathan Rice
November 14, 2013
EmploymentRecruitment

Are We Dehumanising Recruitment?

I received an interesting email this week.  It was from an acquaintance of mine who spent the glory years of recruitment drinking, smoking and consulting his way to the top of the tree in a UK household name in recruitment, before moving here to New Zealand for a "breather" (and…
Jonathan Rice
June 13, 2013
Recruitment

Tear Up The CVs

When I received yet another CV yesterday saying that the candidate could "work well in a team and also autonomously" I wondered, what is the bloody point of this?  Why do we still insist on receiving a daunting stack of CV's for every job we recruit when they have by and…
Jonathan Rice
April 11, 2013