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Old School Recruiter Control

When I started out in recruitment in the middle of last decade I was lucky enough to receive some pretty good training from a company renowned for developing and growing fledgling recruiters. Many of those learnings have stuck with me over the years but one aspect in particular shines with the greatest…
Jonathan Rice
March 2, 2017
RecruitmentUncategorized

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
RecruitmentSourcing

Sourcing Summit 2015: The Best Bits

Earlier this week witnessed the gathering of the glitterati of the New Zealand recruitment community at the 2015 Sourcing Summit.  Well that might be over egging the pudding slightly, but it was certainly a damn good-looking bunch of recruiters, agency and in-house, a smattering of HR, and edifying in the…
Jonathan Rice
July 30, 2015
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
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
Recruitment

A Breakin’ Merry Christmas from The Whiteboard

Welcome to the final Whiteboard blog for 2014.  This is going to be a brief one because, quite frankly, I don't want to be held responsible for keeping you away from far more important drinking recruiting activities on this most work-shy of Fridays. One piece of work you'll probably want…
Jonathan Rice
December 18, 2014
Recruitment

Recruitment Salaries Stagnate

Once again, the whiteboard marker is in my grubby mitts today. This week, Tyrel Oates, a disgruntled Wells Fargo employee from Portland, Oregon, hit the headlines with an email to his CEO requesting a $10,000 pay rise. An audacious move from someone working in the collections department for one of America’s biggest…
Jonathan Rice
October 16, 2014