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Fake Referees Make Cynics of Recruiters

Back in 1889 Oscar Wilde philosophically mused that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".  The notion that events in the real world are inspired by creative works, rather than the other way around, manifested itself rather topically within my own business this past week. Well that is if…
Jonathan Rice
September 15, 2016
Recruitment

It’s The Size That Counts

Well that's how it seems over here in the UK recruitment industry anyway. After three weeks immersed into the London recruitment scene and many recruiter conversations over coffees, teas, beers (and one dangerously purple beetroot juice), the sheer scale of the UK recruitment market seems to feature in every encounter.…
Jonathan Rice
September 8, 2016
Recruitment

Recruitment Deals on Brexit Day

So the "Brexit" polls have just closed in Britain with the country on a "knife edge" and apparently too close to call whether the people will have voted to Remain in the EU or to Leave.  I suspect they will remain, personally, but it's going to be a close run…
Jonathan Rice
June 23, 2016
EmploymentJob Boards

Jobseekers Swipe Right

There's been a lot of interesting stuff shared by commentators from our recruitment community this week but something that really stood out for me was the article shared by Mark Sumner revealing SEEK's large investment in the so-called "Tinder for Jobs" app Switch. Just like the prefix "Uber for..." denotes…
Jonathan Rice
June 9, 2016
Recruitment

Fear And Loathing Among Recruitment Leaders

I was fortunate enough to be involved in the RHUB Edge conference this week, which was focused (for a change) more towards the agency side of recruitment.  There was not one single mention of some sourcing hack to squeeze a new Boolean string into some hitherto unheard of forum to…
Jonathan Rice
May 3, 2016
Recruitment

End Of An Era for Rice Consulting

*** Please note that what you read below was written on Friday 1st April in New Zealand.  A date known for nefarious pranks and mischief.  We are truly grateful for the deluge of well wishes that accompanied this post, and still are now, but please bear that in mind when…
Jonathan Rice
March 31, 2016
SourcingUncategorized

Sourcing Eggs

No Whiteboard blog this week for it is Good Friday, as I'm sure you well know.  I'll be busy hiding eggs and such forth so from me and all of us at Rice Consulting, Happy Easter.   Now go put your finely honed sourcing skills to good use and go…
Jonathan Rice
March 24, 2016
Recruitment

Rate Your Recruiters

Thanks to everyone who attended the final #RicePowWow of 2015.  It was awesome to see so many of our clients, candidates and general supporters celebrate the festive season in true kiwi style (drinks, ham, singalong, more drinks etc...)  We have an awesome recruitment community in New Zealand and I love…
Jonathan Rice
December 3, 2015
Job BoardsRecruitment

Recruiters Putting the Social into Networking

The topic I had planned to blog about today has been put back a week.  So now I'm like a desperate press industry hack scrabbling around for inspiration with some portly, cigar-smoking, sociopathic editor breathing down my neck.  Except in this instance that editor is you my dear reader.  Damn you.…
Jonathan Rice
November 26, 2015
Recruitment

Are the kids really alright?

I try and stay positive. Recruitment has a habit of beating you down occasionally, but to last in this industry, you have to have hope. Hope that a candidate shows up to an interview. Hope that the offer is sufficient. Hope that next month will be "the one". My usual…
Jonathan Rice
September 17, 2015