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Five Weeks is a Very Long Time in Recruitment

Hello.  It's me again.  You know, the one who used to write this blog most weeks but absconded on a European jaunt for a wee while?  No...?  Ermmmm, right then, let's see if I can get this going again. Firstly, thanks to Sean for keeping The Whiteboard going in my…
Jonathan Rice
October 22, 2015
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“Trust Me, I’m A Candidate”

I should warn you now. Today's Whiteboard covers familiar territory. Now either I'm running out of ideas, or the same issue keeps gouging at our collective industry eyes' like an Argentinian Lock. Over the weekend, the Herald ran a story regarding Anthony Kiro, a former professional League player, who through…
Jonathan Rice
September 24, 2015
Recruitment

Are the kids really alright?

I try and stay positive. Recruitment has a habit of beating you down occasionally, but to last in this industry, you have to have hope. Hope that a candidate shows up to an interview. Hope that the offer is sufficient. Hope that next month will be "the one". My usual…
Jonathan Rice
September 17, 2015
Recruitment

Maxims for a Modern Recruiter to “Get On”

Have you ever wondered how we managed to cope in the pre-internet years?  Without being bombarded with constant streams of cleverly curated content, compiled into numbered lists (for ease of consumption, and to get more hits), about how to do this and that better, smarter, cheaper, faster?  How did we…
Jonathan Rice
April 30, 2015
Recruitment

“un”ravelling culture and the position description

Again, Jonathan Rice is indulging his penchant for exotic travel, leaving me in charge of the whiteboard… Conference season has landed and rival codes appear to be refreshingly combative. Last night we saw the kindly mother-in-law of professional bodies HRINZ, up against the “as much use as a pork pie…
Jonathan Rice
November 6, 2014
Recruitment

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
Recruitment

Candidate Prep: My 50 Cents Worth

Jon’s absence has once again left the squeaky pen in my slightly sweaty, and this week, stressed hand for today’s Whiteboard. Reading the mainstream press, and even the various blogs which now infect my LinkedIn feed like a content pandemic, articles on the recruitment industry seem to fall into one…
Jonathan Rice
August 14, 2014