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Employment

“Pro rata” fees and other bad ideas

This is a glorious time to be a recruiter. Yes, I am aware that there are no candidates out there. And there are probably still too many recruitment firms in existence. However, like a boomer Dad with a lawn to mow, we currently have a purpose. Y'see when the pendulum…
Sean Walters
June 25, 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
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitment

YUDU You, Girlfriend

Once upon a time, jobs were advertised in the newspaper. If you wanted one, you rang the number listed, or submitted an application by post. The hungry among us would sidestep all of that and front up with CV in hand to say hello to the manager personally, shake hands…
Natasha Foster
March 22, 2018
Job BoardsRecruitment

NZME Wade Into Online Job Board Market

New Zealand employers and recruiters will soon have another new jobs platform to add to their sourcing channels.  Well, that at least is what NZME will be hoping, as they announced yesterday the upcoming launch of YUDU, a job listings website with some extra padding like "industry-specific news, practical advice…
Jonathan Rice
November 2, 2017
RecruitmentUncategorized

The Land of Milk and Money

Knowledge is power, or so "they" say. However, the more I read, the more confused I become. One minute eggs are good for us, next thing, they're harbouring Al-Qaeda. Apparently even Kale is now poisoning us with thallium and arsenic. They'll warn us off smoking in aeroplane toilets and unprotected…
Jonathan Rice
October 8, 2015
Recruitment

All That Glitters Isn’t Recruitment Gold

Recruiters must evolve. That's the mantra getting chanted with ever increasing volume around the blogs, speaking circuits and self serving espousals of supposed thought leaders of our industry. It's also a mantra I have subscribed to, and championed myself, for a number of years now. But has it got us…
Jonathan Rice
April 16, 2015