Facebook for Recruitment: What’s not to “Like”?

Facebook has been in the news rather a lot lately as various corners of the media, communications, business and financial worlds get increasingly frenzied about today's Initial Public Offering.  While we in recruitment wring our hands together in earnest confusion over whether or not male recruiters should wear ties, Zuckerburg is rocking…
Jonathan Rice
May 17, 2012

Recruiting Through the Airwaves

Short week, Friday already, I think that calls for a sing-a-long.  Come on everyone, sing it with me: "All we hear is *clap clap* Radio Ga-Ga *clap clap* Radio Goo-Goo Radio what's neeeeew? Radio... re-cruit-ment loves you" Is that how it goes?  Something like that right?  Certainly seems like it…
Jonathan Rice
April 12, 2012
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

The CV is Dead…

...At least that's according to LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman who claims they are now a redundant part of the jobseeking and hiring process, thanks to the rapidly growing presence of his own site's online profile versions. And almost dead, but not quite yet, according to the omnipresent HR influencer / guru…
Jonathan Rice
March 8, 2012
Human ResourcesRecruitment

A Point of Reference

When is the best time to conduct reference checks? I thought I knew the answer to  this question, but events this week have compelled me to put this question out to you all in recruitment land.  Help me answer this question. The reason I must know is that our standards of…
Jonathan Rice
November 24, 2011
Job BoardsRecruitment

2011 SARAs – SEEKing Credibility

Aaah the SARAs.  Seek's Annual Recruitment Award roadshow rumbled into life in Auckland last night and didn't disappoint.  Great venue, great canapes, great company.  Formal chit-chat, followed by swiftly concluded bestowing of awards, followed by a gradual descent into alcohol-fuelled chest thumping, substance abuse and illicit dance floor liaisons that are…
Jonathan Rice
November 10, 2011