Commoditising Candidates in Competitive Times

Hello again.  I'd rather have started with "Talofa" but my recent holiday to beautiful Samoa seems to sadly be a distant memory already! Whilst I can wholeheartedly recommend switching off from "the grid" and shutting down all mobile devices and sources of news to achieve a truly relaxing break, you…
Jonathan Rice
July 28, 2016

The Land of Milk and Money

Knowledge is power, or so "they" say. However, the more I read, the more confused I become. One minute eggs are good for us, next thing, they're harbouring Al-Qaeda. Apparently even Kale is now poisoning us with thallium and arsenic. They'll warn us off smoking in aeroplane toilets and unprotected…
Jonathan Rice
October 8, 2015

Wellington Recruiters Finally at Peace with AOG Contract

They say there are five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and, finally, Acceptance.  When Wellington's recruiters had the All of Government recruitment services contract foisted upon them back in 2012, they were told in tender documents that one of the chief aims of the exercise was to cut…
Jonathan Rice
February 12, 2015

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

Face It, Companies Do Not Want to Use Recruitment Agencies

Have agency recruiters forgotten how to recruit?  And by "recruit" I'm talking about the full cycle of prospecting, building relationships, understanding a client, gathering market intelligence and then making approaches to suitable candidates. Or did most of us never know how to really do that properly and just sailed through…
Jonathan Rice
March 13, 2014
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The Economy Gets Fixed (Term)

this week's whiteboard is brought to you from the indignantly furrowed brow of Sean Walters while your regular blogger battles pesky leeches on the Central Coast bush walks of NSW... The word round the camp fire is that 2014 has started with the recruiting gusto that every January has promised,…
Jonathan Rice
January 23, 2014