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How Honest Can Recruiters Afford To Be?

The notion of "no publicity is bad publicity" was severely put to the test by Annette Sleep of O'Neil's Personnel last weekend.  Telling a candidate for one of her vacancies that she couldn't represent her to their client because she had children in daycare, and would probably end up taking…
Jonathan Rice
June 25, 2015
EmploymentRecruitment

Candidate Power Returns With A Bang

Some real life examples of poor manners and behaviour from candidates of ours in recent days: Cancelling interviews one hour prior, via email, because they feel they have "enough options to consider already" Postponing interview via text, never to be heard from again Promising to attend interviews with clients even…
Jonathan Rice
June 4, 2015
Human ResourcesRecruitment

Sacking Your Recruitment Prima Donna

Not a great deal to report on from the world of New Zealand recruitment this week.  The very public spat between Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC following his physical assault of a Top Gear producer is a salutary reminder that your recruitment staffers can never be bigger than your firm,…
Jonathan Rice
March 26, 2015
Recruitment

More Recruiting Shock Tactics

Vend's use of the F-bomb in a job advert got lots of air time across various social channels recently.  So much so that it probably helped them attract the right type of applicants and no doubt they're close to making a great hire by now...fancy that eh?  We're increasingly told…
Jonathan Rice
March 19, 2015
EmploymentRecruitment

Tales of Candidate In-Experience

This week's exposure to recruiter-bashing came at a business networking function I attended earlier this week.  A conversation with a very entrepreneurial-minded lady wound it's way from her upbringing in New Zealand, to her life overseas, and her "work" history littered with strange, bizzare and barely credible business ventures.  In her…
Jonathan Rice
March 12, 2015
Recruitment

Recruitment By Numbers

What an incredible, full-on, action-packed week for #NZRec: 2 - international recruitment conferences held right here in Auckland 5 - keynote speakers from the US of A 2 - MC's from Wellington 270 - delegates from the #NZRec community, and beyond 82,596 - emails tackled by frazzled delegates on Wednesday…
Jonathan Rice
November 20, 2014
Recruitment

Silly Season for Recruitment Conferences

We appear to be heading towards recruitment conference and meet up season here in New Zealand. As the sun starts to poke it's head out again, so too are our industry's recruitment event organisers. There's plenty to choose from. Some of you will have already bought tickets (or had them…
Jonathan Rice
October 23, 2014
Human Resources

Pistols Drawn in New Zealand’s HR Industry

There seems to be a bad-blooded stoush brewing between HRINZ and a break-away faction keen to set up a rival industry body.  Those at the HR Game Changer Conference a couple of weeks ago ("this isn't just a conference, we're starting a movement"...please don't puke in your mouth) heard from…
Jonathan Rice
September 18, 2014