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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

Recruitment Black Holes and Revelations

If you've been in recruitment long enough you will no doubt be tired by now of hearing about our "terrible reputation" for feedback, follow up, returning calls...for adequately communicating.  Surprising accusation of an industry that really exists to network, build relationships and make matches through various communication channels. Witness the…
Jonathan Rice
November 22, 2012
EmploymentRecruitment

A Candidate’s Ignorant Rant

We get a bad rap in recruitment.  Sometimes we invite criticism onto ourselves by failing to feedback, follow up or communicate with candidates.  The biggest mistake you can make as a recruiter is to tell a candidate you will do something, and then fail to do it.  A bit more…
Jonathan Rice
October 13, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

The Return of Candidate Arrogance

This didn't happen to me.  But it is a story related to me recently, and one that I can relate to very well.  The candidate was booked in for interview.  On paper they looked good for the role the recruiter was trying to fill and the phone screen had revealed encouraging…
Jonathan Rice
August 25, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Cover Letter Fails Meet My Delete Button

Wow.  Friday already.  These short weeks are great aren’t they?  Australia had Tuesday off as well so I doubt many of them even bothered engaging the work side of their brains this week.  Just think of all the extra temp hours generated in New Zealand this week over our Aussie…
Jonathan Rice
April 28, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Is Your Hiring Process Quick Enough?

One of the strongest arguments against the practice of contingent recruitment is that the speed of response required to beat your competitors and get the wins up on your whiteboards dilutes the quality of service to your clients and candidates.  Smug, goatee-beard-stroking, retained assignment recruiters brandishing exclusive deals with their…
Jonathan Rice
March 24, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Giving Candidates the Uncomfortable Truth

Recruitment, as we all know, can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.  Periodic highs from making placements and securing a new client can be swiftly expelled by savage lows and doubting introspection when things don’t work out so well.  The longer you spend in the recruitment industry the better…
Jonathan Rice
March 3, 2011