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The Recruitment Vacation Myth

Happy Independence Day to my American readers. I'll be making my own bid for freedom next week as I hot foot it to the South Pacific with the other J Rice and Ricicles in tow. At least this week of darkness, rain and biting winds in NZ has made it…
Jonathan Rice
July 3, 2014
Human ResourcesRecruitment

The Age of Recruiter Spam

I'm writing today's post from a car dealership in Glenfield while my car gets serviced.  It makes a nice change, after spending most of my time surrounded by recruiters, to be mixing and mingling with a portion of society regarded by the public with even more scorn and distrust than…
Jonathan Rice
November 7, 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

Beware the Rec-to-Rec “Troll”!

It's been a while since I've seen one of those e-mail threads of crazy recruitment methods or behaviours going viral.  Either recruitment has entered an extended period of grace (if only), or the explosion of social media sharing, liking and retweeting has reduced the humble e-mail thread to an old-fashioned…
Jonathan Rice
September 27, 2012
Recruitment

Recruitment Ad Chasing 101

This week is blog post number 101 on The Whiteboard and funnily enough I bring to you some recruitment 101 advice about ad chasing.  Over six months ago I wrote a piece on new ways for agency recruiters to p*ss off internal recruiters when we came across something even worse…
Jonathan Rice
April 26, 2012
Recruitment

Telephone vs Email in Recruitment

Phone or e-mail?  Which form of communication works best in recruitment?  It's an age old argument that will have many recruiters gushing forth their own pre-conditioned response that the phone, of course, is the best and most effective tool for communication.  I wrote a blog over a year ago reviewing…
Jonathan Rice
July 21, 2011