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Talent

EmploymentRecruitment

Commoditising Candidates in Competitive Times

Hello again.  I'd rather have started with "Talofa" but my recent holiday to beautiful Samoa seems to sadly be a distant memory already! Whilst I can wholeheartedly recommend switching off from "the grid" and shutting down all mobile devices and sources of news to achieve a truly relaxing break, you…
Jonathan Rice
July 28, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

Talent Shortages Breeding More Creative Offers

Being a Brit, I've naturally found myself dipping into my Guardian newspaper app with increasing regularity this week. With my old country turning its back on Europe after a majority voted for "Brexit" and then the national football team haughtily following suit by slouching off from the Euros tournament, dispatched…
Jonathan Rice
June 30, 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
Recruitment

Love, Romance, And The Modern Recruiter

I went to an event kindly hosted by Adcorp this week. Arriving slightly early following the promise of free beer on a hangover, I sat down next to the other two early attendees and introduced myself. Given the incestuous nature of the Auckland recruitment market, new introductions are increasingly rare.…
Jonathan Rice
October 1, 2015
RecruitmentSourcing

Let’s Hear It For The Resourcers

It's still early days, but I'm starting to sense something of a power shift in the finely balanced egos and nuances of the recruitment agency hierarchy.  A quiet revolution is building, a revolution taken to the preening, strutting, client-facing business developers by the hitherto subservient candidate managers and resourcers. Particularly…
Jonathan Rice
August 6, 2015
RecruitmentSourcing

Sourcing Summit 2015: The Best Bits

Earlier this week witnessed the gathering of the glitterati of the New Zealand recruitment community at the 2015 Sourcing Summit.  Well that might be over egging the pudding slightly, but it was certainly a damn good-looking bunch of recruiters, agency and in-house, a smattering of HR, and edifying in the…
Jonathan Rice
July 30, 2015
EmploymentRecruitment

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