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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

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
EmploymentRecruitment

Is Your Hiring Process Quick Enough?

One of the strongest arguments against the practice of contingent recruitment is that the speed of response required to beat your competitors and get the wins up on your whiteboards dilutes the quality of service to your clients and candidates.  Smug, goatee-beard-stroking, retained assignment recruiters brandishing exclusive deals with their…
Jonathan Rice
March 24, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Giving Candidates the Uncomfortable Truth

Recruitment, as we all know, can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.  Periodic highs from making placements and securing a new client can be swiftly expelled by savage lows and doubting introspection when things don’t work out so well.  The longer you spend in the recruitment industry the better…
Jonathan Rice
March 3, 2011
Recruitment

A Christmas Gift from The Whiteboard

So here we are then.  Christmas Eve 2010 and the recruitment world is about to sign off for the year.  If you are still frantically trying to close out a deal or, even worse, having to work right through between Christmas and New Year, then you are in the minority…
Jonathan Rice
December 23, 2010