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EmploymentRecruitment

Dealing With A Racist Recruiter

This is what she said, "I can tell you, I've been in recruitment all my life, if I saw your CV come across the table it would go straight back down in the rubbish bin," She followed this up with, "There's hundreds of Kiwis out there - there's hundreds of…
Jonathan Rice
June 22, 2017
EmploymentRecruitment

Hot Recruitment Desks (And Other Tall Tales)

This decade has seen an increase in the popularity of activity based working and hot-desking.  Well, it's been increasingly popular among company owners and shareholders at least, who see it as a way of reducing office costs while boosting innovation and collaboration. Not so popular with the desk jockeys themselves…
Jonathan Rice
April 6, 2017
EmploymentRecruitment

The Trolling Of Recruiters

The internet has given rise to many amazing things that have helped make the world a more connected place. But for all the positives it is undoubtedly balanced out by a lot of downsides too, not least of which is the platform it has afforded complete and utter idiots to…
Jonathan Rice
February 23, 2017
EmploymentRecruitment

Vend Recruiters Designing the Art of Rejection

The differences between agency and in-house recruitment are well documented.  Age old fables like in-house recruiters hating sales, not "cutting it" in agency land, or being more admin focused have rubbed shoulders in recent years with more progressive ideas of recruiters preferring a broader strategic approach versus those with a…
Jonathan Rice
October 13, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

Fake Referees Make Cynics of Recruiters

Back in 1889 Oscar Wilde philosophically mused that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".  The notion that events in the real world are inspired by creative works, rather than the other way around, manifested itself rather topically within my own business this past week. Well that is if…
Jonathan Rice
September 15, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

The Farce of Verbal Reference Checking

I flew to England last weekend on something of a busman's holiday that, when factoring in the unscheduled landing in Bali to jettison a sick child and consequent rush through Dubai airport to make the connecting flight, was pretty much 28 hours on a plane.  This provides an unbridled opportunity to…
Jonathan Rice
August 25, 2016
Recruitment

Trust Me, I’m A Recruiter

Quick one from me today as I'm more snowed under than the South Island.  I enjoyed an article shared by SEEK yesterday about Trust in the Workplace and the startling statistic that 83% of kiwis did not trust all of their colleagues.  It got me thinking about the recruitment industry…
Jonathan Rice
August 4, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

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