Recruitment’s Unsettling Truth

Happy New Year readers. Although some would argue I’m 3 months late, if you’re anything like me, there’s only one “new year” which I celebrate and/or commiserate. Last Thursday, we marked the end of the financial year with the first Rice PowWow in what seems like an eternity. 80+ semi-pissed…
Sean Walters
April 9, 2021
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Count Eroffer

A demonic figure that makes Bram Stoker’s Dracula seem more at place with his numerical namesake on Sesame Street. Much like the folklore perpetuated in Lost Boys this evil presence can only harm you if you invite it in your home. For those who are in the dark let me…
Scott Burnett
August 15, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Thank God for Clichés

Blogging after a Rice PowWow is always a challenge. I'm always torn between hoping that New Zealand's premier recruitment networking event will throw up an interesting topic, and the reality of having to write five hundred words with a stinking hangover. Thankfully, after having the same conversation with the umpteenth…
Sean Walters
December 6, 2018

The Beginning Of The End

Here we are then.  1st December.  The beginning of the end.  The end of the year, that is, but maybe the end of other things you've all got kind of used to as well.  Next week is going to be the last time I write a regular blog post here…
Jonathan Rice
November 30, 2017

Farewell to Two Amazing Recruiters

Companies that use blogs to talk about how awesome and amazing they are don't really get what the whole point of content marketing is about and are surprisingly adept at swiftly turning off their already meager audience.  Which is why over seven years of blogging I have very rarely ventured…
Jonathan Rice
June 15, 2017

Social Recruitment Is Losing Its Way

Thanks to everyone who attended the RicePowWow last night, it was a great evening.  The talk from Jacqui Wall from Umbrella on building resilience in recruitment is certainly coming in handy with the somewhat fragile nature of me and my team this morning. One comment made last night, out of the…
Jonathan Rice
March 30, 2017