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Farewell to Two Amazing Recruiters

Companies that use blogs to talk about how awesome and amazing they are don't really get what the whole point of content marketing is about and are surprisingly adept at swiftly turning off their already meager audience.  Which is why over seven years of blogging I have very rarely ventured…
Jonathan Rice
June 15, 2017
Recruitment

Recruitment Innovation Is A Shift In Mindset Away

I seem to find myself frequently riffing on the topic of innovation, or lack thereof, in our recruitment industry this year. It's an important topic for us currently, particularly in agency land. After years of hearing about how technology will replace us - from robots performing our physical duties, to…
Jonathan Rice
June 1, 2017
Recruitment

Apparently Jobseekers Hate Recruitment Agencies

There's always been a general air of agency-bashing permeating the recruitment industry, well certainly there has for the decade of my involvement anyway.  Usually it's just a general sense, anecdotal evidence, Chinese whispers, a subtle roll of the eyes when a newly-met acquaintance learns what it is you do for…
Jonathan Rice
April 7, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

What to do when Recruiters Quit

Recruiters quit.  It happens and, as job-hopping throughout one's career becomes ever more accepted, it will doubtless happen with increasing regularity. The question for recruitment company owners and Directors is how to handle the news.  There are a multitude of scenarios in which recruiters quit their jobs, of course, and…
Jonathan Rice
March 3, 2016
Recruitment

Farewell to a Tumultuous Year in Recruitment

There's something of the "last day at school" vibe in the air today.  Even though there are still, officially, four days of work next week, there's a fair number of recruiters I've spoken to who are hanging up their sourcing gloves for the season today.  As is usually the case…
Jonathan Rice
December 17, 2015
Job BoardsRecruitment

Our SEEK Recruitment Awards U-Turn

It's Thursday as I write this week's blog post, and for good reason.  You see, it's the 2015 SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards tonight and there's a very real chance I won't quite be able to cajole my brain cells into enough worthwhile use to pen anything sensible tomorrow.  I'll still…
Jonathan Rice
November 12, 2015
Recruitment

The Worst Sales Call in Recruitment

This post is kind of the like the opposite to those cold-calling sales scripts you sometimes see in recruitment.  You know the ones foisted upon you by recruitment managers who typically still use Blackberry phones, sit in a cubicle, and have egg down their paisley tie.  The ones designed to increase your…
Jonathan Rice
July 16, 2015
Recruitment

Happy Easter, and introducing the “new girl”

As is the tradition, there's no Whiteboard this Good Friday. Instead, we'll take the opportunity to introduce the newest member of Team Rice/virtualRPO. Anastasia Lee is our new Community Manager, having recently returned from an agency recruitment career across the ditch. She'll be getting to know a good number of…
Jonathan Rice
April 2, 2015