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Good Recruitment Ads Don’t Work

Seemingly impervious to the recent Auckland cold snap, Jon has once again handed over the whiteboard market to me as he heads down to Queenstown for the long weekend. Regular readers of the Whiteboard will know of Jon’s propensity to support innovation, disruptive ideas, and l'enfant terribles within the recruitment…
Jonathan Rice
May 29, 2014

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
Job BoardsRecruitment

Vote for Pedro Recruitment

So the annual SEEK awards must be getting close again.  So far I have been implored by eleven different recruitment companies to bestow my individual vote upon them, via email, LinkedIn and Twitter.  The vote, for those of you unaware, is to designate that particular firm as my "favourite recruitment…
Jonathan Rice
August 15, 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
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitment

Recruitment SEEKonomics

There's an intriguing range of wild and wacky economic indicators being bandied about by some lighter-hearted economists these days.  Have you heard about burgernomics and the Big Mac Index that measures the currency level of a nation against it's average Big Mac price?  (NZ is bang on the money).  Or…
Jonathan Rice
June 6, 2013

Who Cares What the Job Ad Says?

Most of you won't read every word on this blog post.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if most of you do much more than skim-read over the content here, casting your well-trained CV-reading eyes at speed from section to section looking for the key bits of interest that might…
Jonathan Rice
May 16, 2013
Job BoardsRecruitment

The End of Jobs (.co.nz)

This week we were greeted with the sad announcement from Jobs.co.nz that they had placed themselves into voluntary liquidation.  Sad, from a few different angles really.  A product that caused barely a ripple on the Australasian market dominance of SEEK ultimately failed in its' bid to change the prescribed and traditional way…
Jonathan Rice
March 14, 2013