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

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

Applying Your Recruitment Superpowers To Real Life

Every time I browse through Netflix nowadays there seems to be another film or TV series about seemingly normal people discovering they have hitherto undiscovered superpowers.  Things like The OA, Daredevil and Sense8, and doubtless countless more all tap into the boring drudgery of many people's modern lives and briefly light…
Jonathan Rice
February 9, 2017

Emoji Recruiting…

...Or more specifically, recruiting for an emoji translator. Fancy taking on an assignment like that? Us recruiters in New Zealand are typically more resourceful and innovative than most. Out of necessity, due the small size of our talent pool, we have had to develop sourcing and recruiting skills with a…
Jonathan Rice
December 15, 2016

The Games People Play

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, and whether we like it or not, Pokémon GO is upon us. For those who haven't seen the swarms of smartphone-clutching zombies schlepping around a town near you, Pokémon GO uses your phone to create an augmented reality where "trainers" (that's you) can…
Sean Walters
July 21, 2016

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Deal is Great News for Recruiters

In recent months I often thought LinkedIn would probably merge with, or be acquired by, some other larger Tech entity.  I wasn't actually aware of the apparent interest from Google in doing just this recently, before the deal apparently falling through. My money was on Facebook. The two "social" networks…
Jonathan Rice
June 16, 2016

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

What Has Become of Social Recruiting?

I'm sensing a groundswell of existential angst out there in the blogosphere.  My favourite blog, and one that very much inspired the style and approach of my own early forays into blogging almost 6 years ago, is Arseblog.  It may sound like a cross between a suppository and a sex…
Jonathan Rice
January 28, 2016