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The All of Government Recruitment Circus Gets Underway

The online tender process for the provision of recruitment services to "All of Government" (AoG) across New Zealand's three main centres was blasted out of the GETS cannon and into the creaking decks of the recruitment industry's inboxes earlier this week.  Like a lion released into an overcrowded amphitheatre, it will…
Jonathan Rice
April 19, 2012
Recruitment

Personal Branding in Recruitment (and why it matters)

The time has long gone when a recruiter of dubious moral and ethical standing can hide behind the glossy corporate image of their particular employer of choice.  In the age of advanced recruitment technology, social media, digital content sharing and mobilised networks, a recruiter's own personal brand has taken on far…
Jonathan Rice
February 2, 2012
Recruitment

Does Flipping Burgers Make You a Good Potential Recruiter?

Picture the scene:  It's lunchtime in downtown Auckland.  The bland CBD streets have come alive with a stampede of suited office workers.  A Rice Consulting employee with a bargain-hunting mindset decides that, after much consideration, followed by consultations of the Entertainment Book, today it will be the nourishing wonders of…
Jonathan Rice
August 18, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Smoke Cigarettes to Bill More Fees

A new smoking debate made big news in New Zealand this week with the Auckland District Health Board, who employ more than 10,000 people, looking to implement a policy whereby they will refuse to hire smokers.  Obviously, this stirred up great plumes of dissention from the nicotine-stained parts of the…
Jonathan Rice
July 14, 2011
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Gender Pay Equality in Recruitment

And so, surprise surprise, the Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturer's Association (Northern), Alasdair Thompson, was finally sacked by his board this week after a radio interview in which he attributed the gender pay gap to women's monthly period pains and childcare requirements.  For those of you living under…
Jonathan Rice
July 7, 2011
Employment

The Knotted Tie: An Obituary

I have an announcement to make that won't come as much of a surprise to many of you: The tie is dead. It used to be that a knotted silk neck tie formed the very essence of a male recruiter's appearance.  The suit, the shirt, the shiny shoes, the oversized watch…
Jonathan Rice
June 2, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Cover Letter Fails Meet My Delete Button

Wow.  Friday already.  These short weeks are great aren’t they?  Australia had Tuesday off as well so I doubt many of them even bothered engaging the work side of their brains this week.  Just think of all the extra temp hours generated in New Zealand this week over our Aussie…
Jonathan Rice
April 28, 2011