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Dodgy Recruitment Referees

The issue of dodgy refereeing has been prevalent at the World Cup over the last couple of weeks.  Even our very own kiwi ref Peter O'Leary has become enemy number one in Bosnia by upholding an incorrect offside decision, effectively denying Bosnia-Herzegovina a route through to the last round of…
Jonathan Rice
June 26, 2014
EmploymentRecruitment

The Recruitment Rumour Mill

We all know that recruitment is a lot trickier and fraught with pitfalls than originally appears on the surface.  It's why you will spend many days over the coming summer hearing stories around various BBQ's that anyone can do recruitment and why is it we charge so much for our…
Jonathan Rice
October 17, 2013
Human ResourcesRecruitment

New Zealand is LinkedIn’s Lab Rat

Many of you will by now have noticed that LinkedIn have added a snappy new "Endorsements" functionality to the Skills & Expertise section of your Profile Page.  What you may not have been aware of is that they are actually using New Zealand to trial the new function so we are…
Jonathan Rice
September 13, 2012
Recruitment

How to Buy Friends and Influence People

Recruiting recruiters can be a tricky assignment at the best of times.  Like many sales people, recruiters are usually very good at presenting themselves in a positive light, finding smart ways to accentuate their virtues whilst glossing over their shortcomings.  This can make assessing the skills and abilities of a recruiter…
Jonathan Rice
August 2, 2012
Recruitment

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
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