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

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

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

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
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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

Calm Before The Storm

2016 was mental. Do you remember? Or is it all a distant memory already? Mentally busy, that is, for many of us in recruitment. I know it was mental in many other celebrity-deaths, global-politics, underdog-sporting-heroes kind of ways but I'm here to talk about recruitment. Many agencies posted strong results,…
Jonathan Rice
January 19, 2017

The One Lesson Recruiters Can Learn from Trump

This isn't a blog post about Donald Trump. The biggest political story in over a century has been commented on by people with far more insight and erudition than me, and I'm sure will be for weeks and months to come. Especially as we start to witness the unfolding horror…
Jonathan Rice
November 10, 2016

It’s The Size That Counts

Well that's how it seems over here in the UK recruitment industry anyway. After three weeks immersed into the London recruitment scene and many recruiter conversations over coffees, teas, beers (and one dangerously purple beetroot juice), the sheer scale of the UK recruitment market seems to feature in every encounter.…
Jonathan Rice
September 8, 2016