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The Great Leap Forward. Or Backward.

You have to admit; it really is an incredible time to be alive. My Grandad flew RAF bombers during the Second World War. And apart from firebombing the innocent women and children of Dresden, it was the most vivid and defining time of his life. Plucked from a working class…
Sean Walters
April 3, 2020
EmploymentRecruitment

Big Changes in the NZ Recruitment Landscape

Given that we are a country largely dominated by plucky SMEs, perhaps it’s of no surprise that New Zealand businesses are prime candidates for mergers, acquisitions, and playful experiments from big business. This calendar year however has seen a big upturn in the number of recruitment firms who have been…
Sean Walters
August 8, 2019
RecruitmentUncategorized

It’s Tough at the Top

This week saw the resignation of Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English. In language common only to politicians and sports team managers, Bill will be looking forward to "spending more time" with his family, and pursuing as-yet-to-be-announced endeavors outside of politics/football. Again in…
Sean Walters
February 15, 2018
PoliticsRecruitment

The Whiteboard’s Guide to the 2017 Election

Never talk about religion or politics, or so American dinner party guests would claim. With the election looming, and my desk fourteen thousand kilometres from Manhattan, it’d be remiss of The Whiteboard not to stick its oar into the murky depths on the 2017 Election. Refreshingly, it’s not the forgone…
Sean Walters
September 21, 2017
Recruitment

Why Recruiters Fail to Innovate

As I sat listening to news, for the third time this week, of another senior recruitment industry operator resigning from their lucrative desk in order to set up for themselves, I wondered where things were heading with the agency side of our industry.  My first Whiteboard blog post of 2017…
Jonathan Rice
May 11, 2017
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

The Dichotomy of NZ Immigration

The topic of immigration, like tax, hospitals, and the obligatory tieless family photo, is a sure-fire sign that a general election is looming. Last week, in preparation for this contentious voter rouser, National announced their proposed changes to New Zealand’s immigration system. To cut a slightly dry story short, the…
Sean Walters
April 27, 2017