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The Great Leap Forward. Or Backward.

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You have to admit; it really is an incredible time to be alive. My Grandad flew RAF bombers during the Second World War. And apart from firebombing the innocent women and children of Dresden, it was the most vivid and defining time of his life.

A Decade of Recruiting Recruiters – Rice Consulting Turns 10

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My fellow Director Sean Walters has chosen probably the best possible week weather-wise to go camping this week and so, rather than immersing you into a triple-dose of the young la’ Scotty’s blogs, I’ve decided to prise the lids off my old Whiteboard pens and see if there’s any juice left in them.

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Smells Like Quarantine Spirit

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After 4 grueling weeks of back to back blogs for Mr. Walters I’ve returned unto the breach dear friends. I actually returned to Aotearoa from Mexico on Wednesday the 11 th of March, two days before my birthday and three days before the mandatory self-isolation.

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A Seemingly Unpopular Opinion on a Global Pandemic

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I want to blog about self-isolation. Actually, tell a lie. I’d rather talk about almost anything else. Unfortunately, like Basil Fawlty not mentioning the war to the Germans, it’s very difficult to write a blog this week that isn’t about Covid-19.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Truly Terrible Recruitment Agency Ideas

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Many years ago, I had the idea of creating a meat-flavoured fizzy beverage in a can. Y’know, for those moments when you want the refreshment and sugar rush of a cola, but also the comfort of some good old fashioned home cooking. Sadly, interest in “Lambonade” was weak to say the least.

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The problem with References

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I love the sound of references being taken. Like the first sight of a rain cloud to a Waikato dairy farmer, it heralds an imminent change of circumstances.

It Could Be Too Hot!

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Often blog topics come from mundane chats or more specifically gripes about the industry, other times they are ‘tap ins’ the day after the Seek Awards for example or new year’s resolutions.

2020 Vision

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You all saw it! I was the first person to coin the phrase 2020 vision! A line that will no doubt be utilized in many a marketing campaign to the point of exhaustion throughout the year, just you remember blog faithful, I was the originator!

Recruiters – Just Hang On In There

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There’s a fantastic scene in Forrest Gump. In it, after promising an army buddy on his death bed that he’d set up a shrimping business, Forrest fritters away his savings on a boat. Due to over-fishing from the competition, day after day, all they catch is the occasional gumboot. Then one day a hurricane hits. Riding out the storm, in one of the best scenes of the movie, they return to port to see the shrimping fleet decimated.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Why Recruiters Bomb Psychometric Testing: A pub psychologist speaks out.

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For those who don’t know already, we earn a living by recruiting recruiters.

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How to Choose an External Recruitment Agency

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I was recently asked by a marketing firm to provide them some content around what companies should look for when choosing which recruitment agency to partner with.

Video Killed the Recruitment Star

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After wracking my brain trying to theme this week’s blog around the events unfolding at Sky City, the world’s first Convention Centre with a thatch roof!?

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Don’t Look Back in Anger

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The whiteboard has kept true to its pledge of providing consistent quality content for the last 9 years, an uninterrupted run that draws comparisons to dynasties like M.A.S.H or The Simpsons.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Don’t Look Back in Anger

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The whiteboard has kept true to its pledge of providing consistent quality content for the last 9 years, an uninterrupted run that draws comparisons to dynasties like M.A.S.H or The Simpsons.

Surprise, Surprise! Uber Launches a Job App

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Well it had to happen eventually. Yesterday (or today depending on where in the world you are), Uber announced the launch of their “Uber Works” platform, with an initial trial being rolled out across Chicago.

Extrovert! Extrovert! Read All About It!

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One of the things I hate to see is when a consultant, who has spent the entirety of their career at one agency, proceeds to leave the industry. It’s a waste and more often than not the result of poor judgment.

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Extrovert! Extrovert! Read All About It!

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One of the things I hate to see is when a consultant, who has spent the entirety of their career at one agency, proceeds to leave the industry. It’s a waste and more often than not the result of poor judgment.

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Recession? Who Cares?!

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If you were to listen to most economists, or read articles such as this , it would appear that the future is looking, frankly, quite grim. We have the US entering trade wars with China, and potentially real wars with North Korea and…Denmark.

All Good Things…

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Blog topics are sometimes hard to come by, nine times out of ten they’re usually a cathartic exercise used to expel some of the recruitment demons we’ve experienced in the week.

Just How “Authentic” Are We?

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“Does a struggling salesman start turning up on a bicycle? No, he turns up in a newer car – perception, yeah?” ” (David Brent, 2001).

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Time For Something Different In Recruitment

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Next week sees the realisation of two different projects we have been working on within our business for quite some time now, and it’s fair to say I’m a bundle of nervous excitement and energy about it all.

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

The Existential Angst Of Recruitment

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Hello again. It’s been a while. What have you been up to? Oh, this and that. You know. Well maybe not, but I’ll explain later.

You’re Not A Recruitment Agency? Really? Really??

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If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat, and sounds like a rat, then it probably is a rat. Or so they say. Just who they are is open to debate.

Count Eroffer

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A demonic figure that makes Bram Stoker’s Dracula seem more at place with his numerical namesake on Sesame Street. Much like the folklore perpetuated in Lost Boys this evil presence can only harm you if you invite it in your home.

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Count Eroffer

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

2018: Year of the #BossBitch

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‘Girl Power’ was never not a thing for me.

Look At Me, I’m A Recruiter

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We live in a vainglorious world. Technology has brought us the phenomenon of selfies and social media provided the platform for us to share our pouting selves with all and sundry.

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The Mental Impact of Recruitment

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My Name is Not Natalie

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I was born on the 24th of March 1988, christened Natasha Maria Foster and for the next 25 years largely called by that name, or some close variation of. Then I started working in recruitment and suddenly, inexplicably, my name became Natalie.

Confidently Address the Unique Compliance Challenges of COVID-19

COVID-19 has quickly transformed how people interact, transact and do business. Download Gallagher’s COVID-19 Compliance Guidebook for important considerations and legal compliance issues surrounding employer-provided benefits during this global pandemic.

An Age-Old Argument

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This week, Google agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $11m for alleged age discrimination. For the circa 200 job seekers involved in the action, that’s a staggering $50k+ each, all without ever having to work a day at the tech-giant.

Prep School

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“Failure to prepare, prepare to fail” – Benjamin Franklin – Scott Burnett. It’s always been a mantra close to my heart. Last year I was honored to be given the title of best man at my best friend’s wedding back home.

The Last Post

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Der derrrrr…der derrrrr…der der da da da da da da da daaaaaaaaa. Yes it’s the last post. The Last Post. The last Whiteboard blog post of 2017 and also the last time you’ll be hearing from me on a regular weekly basis on this here blog ging forum.

If you love something…

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The departure of our beloved Tash from the Rice team has had an inevitable knock-on effect. Aside from having absolutely no one to talk about the inner workings of Casa Amor or any aspect of Love Island, there is a slightly more frequent problem.

Applied AI in Talent

AI is both disrupting and transforming everything about workforce management. For HR leaders, that means changing the types of skills and competencies companies need, changing the way existing employees do their jobs, and altering the recruiting landscape. This handbook looks at how AI is shaping the way we think about workforce planning and development at the highest levels.