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Greg Savage

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
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Are We There Yet?

When pitching a new role to a candidate, what is the most important factor to them? Is it money? The cost of living, and Auckland house prices especially, would suggest that this would be the logical answer. And certainly, when you're recruiting recruiters, many of these bon viveurs have particularly…
Sean Walters
May 10, 2018
Recruitment

All That Glitters Isn’t Recruitment Gold

Recruiters must evolve. That's the mantra getting chanted with ever increasing volume around the blogs, speaking circuits and self serving espousals of supposed thought leaders of our industry. It's also a mantra I have subscribed to, and championed myself, for a number of years now. But has it got us…
Jonathan Rice
April 16, 2015
Recruitment

Silly Season for Recruitment Conferences

We appear to be heading towards recruitment conference and meet up season here in New Zealand. As the sun starts to poke it's head out again, so too are our industry's recruitment event organisers. There's plenty to choose from. Some of you will have already bought tickets (or had them…
Jonathan Rice
October 23, 2014
Recruitment

The Growth of “Recruitment Alternatives”

The battle for recruitment agencies these days seems to have become one of relevance.  To be viable, you need to be an expert in your niche, well-networked and knowledgeable about the market.  You need to demonstrate value for money otherwise clients these days have too many options and ways to…
Jonathan Rice
November 14, 2013
Recruitment

Recruitment’s Salary Survey Conspiracy

Why is that we recruiters do so much work for free?  Or should I say, how is it that we are always expected to do so much for nothing?  Is it because of the seemingly large fees we charge when a placement does eventually come off? It's kind of funny…
Jonathan Rice
October 31, 2013
EmploymentRecruitment

The Recruitment Rumour Mill

We all know that recruitment is a lot trickier and fraught with pitfalls than originally appears on the surface.  It's why you will spend many days over the coming summer hearing stories around various BBQ's that anyone can do recruitment and why is it we charge so much for our…
Jonathan Rice
October 17, 2013
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitmentSourcing

Is LinkedIn Losing Its Way?

Hey LinkedIn.  What are you up to?  You're the professional social network that is supposed to be the future of recruitment... Are you finding it difficult to juggle being the altruistic nirvana for professional networking and a publicly listed corporation monetising and commercialising left, right and centre to to sate your voracious…
Jonathan Rice
July 25, 2013