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Time management

EmploymentRecruitment

Recruitment Black Holes and Revelations

If you've been in recruitment long enough you will no doubt be tired by now of hearing about our "terrible reputation" for feedback, follow up, returning calls...for adequately communicating.  Surprising accusation of an industry that really exists to network, build relationships and make matches through various communication channels. Witness the…
Jonathan Rice
November 22, 2012
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

The CV is Dead…

...At least that's according to LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman who claims they are now a redundant part of the jobseeking and hiring process, thanks to the rapidly growing presence of his own site's online profile versions. And almost dead, but not quite yet, according to the omnipresent HR influencer / guru…
Jonathan Rice
March 8, 2012
Recruitment

Cheers for the i-Phone, Steve

None of you will have escaped the news of the passing of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs yesterday.  The internet is awash with condolences and tributes to this truly visionary person and the way he conjured dreams and desires into innovative products and tools that genuinely changed the way we live…
Jonathan Rice
October 6, 2011
Recruitment

Telephone vs Email in Recruitment

Phone or e-mail?  Which form of communication works best in recruitment?  It's an age old argument that will have many recruiters gushing forth their own pre-conditioned response that the phone, of course, is the best and most effective tool for communication.  I wrote a blog over a year ago reviewing…
Jonathan Rice
July 21, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Smoke Cigarettes to Bill More Fees

A new smoking debate made big news in New Zealand this week with the Auckland District Health Board, who employ more than 10,000 people, looking to implement a policy whereby they will refuse to hire smokers.  Obviously, this stirred up great plumes of dissention from the nicotine-stained parts of the…
Jonathan Rice
July 14, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Cover Letter Fails Meet My Delete Button

Wow.  Friday already.  These short weeks are great aren’t they?  Australia had Tuesday off as well so I doubt many of them even bothered engaging the work side of their brains this week.  Just think of all the extra temp hours generated in New Zealand this week over our Aussie…
Jonathan Rice
April 28, 2011