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Ross Clennett

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The British Invasion

“You don’t know if you want a job until you’re offered the job”. This was the advice given to flaky candidates at second stage interviews by the man who taught me how to recruit. The rationale being that in a London market, competing aggressively for top-talent, clients would often make…
Sean Walters
October 4, 2018
Recruitment

Hello Handsome: The Role of Good Looks in Recruitment

We were fortunate last night to be able to host Ross Clennett here in Auckland for a short and snappy training event with some of our v.RPO on-demand recruiter community. Ross presented to our gathering about the increasing importance of soft skills in relation to workplace performance nowadays, and how to…
Jonathan Rice
August 17, 2017
Recruitment

Beware Recruiters! The Robots Are Coming!

Or not, depending on your particular point of view. Or more realistically, depending on how many clicks you are trying to get on your article. Or how many eyeballs you're trying to direct to your snazzy new bauble that will supposedly disrupt us recruiters and the recruitment industry. Again. I've…
Jonathan Rice
November 24, 2016
Recruitment

Why Brits Make Good Recruiters

Happy Friday everyone. Well actually it's Thursday here as I'm bringing you the second in the UK series of The Whiteboard. But I'll just pretend to keep up appearances if you don't mind. After more than a week immersed back in the UK culture, plus several conversations with recruiters in…
Jonathan Rice
September 1, 2016
Recruitment

Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic?

I've had an ongoing "situation" with a candidate this week that has tested my usually high levels of optimism and positivity in the extreme.  I won't go into too much detail at this stage because the business isn't concluded fully yet and Monday could be an eventful day, but it's…
Jonathan Rice
July 17, 2014
Recruitment

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
Recruitment

Face It, Companies Do Not Want to Use Recruitment Agencies

Have agency recruiters forgotten how to recruit?  And by "recruit" I'm talking about the full cycle of prospecting, building relationships, understanding a client, gathering market intelligence and then making approaches to suitable candidates. Or did most of us never know how to really do that properly and just sailed through…
Jonathan Rice
March 13, 2014
Recruitment

What Has Become of us Recruitment Agencies?

What has become of us recruitment agencies? I'm sure that, once upon a time, the concept of recruitment as a professional service was lauded.  Providing outsourced recruitment expertise for companies, so they could concentrate on doing what they do best rather than waste time recruiting, was eagerly welcomed by industry.…
Jonathan Rice
February 6, 2014