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EmploymentWork

How’s that SEEK boycott working out for ya?

My Dad was a Trade Unionist. As a lifelong "working man", some of my earliest memories were of him on a cold winters morning, wrapping up warm and heading to "work" with vats of my mum's homemade chilli con carne. Except he wasn't actually working on these days. He was…
Sean Walters
April 23, 2021
Job Boards

SEEK up their rates. Stop moaning about it

Unless you’ve been really into the America’s Cup, you will have seen the announcement of SEEK’s new dynamic pricing model. Like the first review of almost every classic album, the overwhelming response from the market has been “1 star”, “would not recommend”, and “go fuck yourself SEEK”. In its simplest…
Sean Walters
March 18, 2021
EmploymentHuman Resources

All Bets Are Off

I've been listening to a lot of Country music recently. Maybe it's my Titirangi-bound self isolation conjuring up fantasies of a lonesome cowboy, squinting across the prairie. Or perhaps the bleak economic outlook has slung me into a bout of maudlin self-pity which makes songs like "She's actin' single (I'm…
Sean Walters
May 1, 2020
Recruitment

Seek Awards XVII

The recruitment industry gathered under a silk cloth of glamour last night as the Auckland War Memorial played host to the 17th annual Seek Awards. A night fraught with winners, losers, jeers, and cheers. Other than the Pow Wows of old, it's the only time I get to observe all…
Scott Burnett
November 22, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Prep School

"Failure to prepare, prepare to fail" – Benjamin Franklin – Scott Burnett It’s always been a mantra close to my heart. Last year I was honored to be given the title of best man at my best friend’s wedding back home. I’m a visual learner and the only way I…
Scott Burnett
July 18, 2019
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitmentSourcing

We’re All F*cking Doomed

History has shown that given enough time, logic and reason trumps superstition and conjecture. Until science discovered bacteria, we believed that the only thing to make us sick was "Miasma" in the air. Likewise, it was once common knowledge that what a pregnant woman stared at dictated the physical characteristics…
Sean Walters
June 13, 2019