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Ref! Ref! Ref!

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No, this isn’t going to be a blog that brings to light the officiating of a particular Champions League tie that allowed a once doomed team from the North West of England to prolong the inevitable. The ref I’m ‘referring’ to is reference.

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Scout: Trade Me’s Latest Play in Battle with SEEK

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If you’re working in New Zealand’s recruitment and talent acquisition industry then you’ve no doubt heard about Trade Me Jobs ’ new proactive talent finder platform Scout.

LinkedIn’s Worst Content

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I was speaking with my faux-scouser colleague Scott Burnett yesterday about the pitfalls of sharing content on LinkedIn. Scott recruits for New Zealand’s top recruitment firms, and faces the perpetual challenge of sourcing quality recruitment consultants.

Wage Against The Machine

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I’ve been in NZ for 6 years, 5 of which have been spent in this topsy turvy industry we call recruitment and although placements have been made in Wellington, Auckland is my focus and also my home.

Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

Mental Health & Recruitment

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Roughly once a quarter, the Auckland recruitment community congregates under the #AucklandRec banner to talk, network, hear from recruitment leaders and influencers on the latest tools and trends and share knowledge in the hope we’ll keep getting better at what we do.

Okay, let’s talk JOYN

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All right, we’ve skirted around the elephant in the room long enough. It’s time to talk JOYN. Not that this is a new topic for me – most meetings these days, the question comes up. Everyone wants to know what the deal is with JOYN. How does that work for me? Aren’t they in, like … competition with me?! The rabbit hole deepens from there. How does it work, having directors who run a traditional recruitment agency and a market disrupting alternative to agencies?

Where Did All the Candidate Managers Go?

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Many of us would have started out our recruitment life as candidate managers/sourcing specialist/talent finders or any semantical variation of the former. It’s a tried and tested path trodden by many a recruiter with airtight logic; learn the market from the candidates.

Be Like Seagal

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Most of what I know about recruitment, and much of what I know about life, I’ve learnt from the movies of Steven Seagal. I’m not even joking. For those who don’t know who Seagal is, let me explain.

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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.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

“New Year, New Me” – How about the real you?

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Self-improvement is rife at this time of year, innit? Positive intent is in the water. Gyms are full. Skin glows. Social media is awash with “New Year, New Me!” posts. Resolutions abound. It all looks like hard work, if you ask me.

2018: Year of the #BossBitch

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

Bye Bye Bye, 2018

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It’s Friday the 21st of December, a date marked in many calendars and eagerly awaited as the end of the working year. We are here, everyone! Pat yourselves on the back – we made it. 2018 was a year of change for many.

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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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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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.

Tis The Season!

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Xmas parties. As the sun pours down on another glorious day that the weatherman predicted would be thunder and lightning Rice avec JOYN are preparing for our Xmas party.

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Candidates are Calling the Shots

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The tide has been turning for some time, and now more than ever it feels like a candidate’s market out there.

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.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Seek & You Will Find

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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”.

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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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It’s Tough at the Top

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This week saw the resignation of Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English.

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The Mental Impact of Recruitment

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

“I’m going out ‘on my own’ and I may be some time”

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For those who aren’t familiar with the story of Capt Lawrence Oates , he was an explorer, a gentleman, and owner of the most unassuming exit in history.

What’s in a name?

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That which we call a rose, would by any other name smell as sweet… Unless the rose in question is a human, and the name you’re considering is ridiculous, in which case the Department of Internal Affairs says no. All names were most certainly not created equal and there is a line to be drawn when naming your child. Thankfully – imagine if the poor sod whose parents tried to name him Anal actually went through life named Anal?).

Farewell to Two Amazing Recruiters

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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.

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Have you ever been to a gay bar?

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Well, have you? If you haven’t, it’s like a normal bar, except with house music and washboard stomachs. Being a fan of classic rock and too much beer, it’s these factors rather than any latent homophobia that tends to keep me away.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

NZME Wade Into Online Job Board Market

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New Zealand employers and recruiters will soon have another new jobs platform to add to their sourcing channels.

Should I Give Up (Or Should I just Keep Chasing Adverts)?

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This is how recruitment tends to work: When you get your first recruitment job, you are told of “active clients”, “databases”, and “training and development” You are told of huge earning potential, perhaps even shown a pay slip of a top biller.

Blogging About Recruitment (and other time wasting exercises)

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A quick blog post from me this morning. There are a number of reasons for that: Firstly, I have an inbox full of things that need my attention. Most of which have to do with recruitment and recruiting and suchlike.

Controlling Recruiters By Fear (And Other Retention Techniques)

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Hello I’m back. Thanks Sean for looking after The Whiteboard blog while I was away in the UK. I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed a change of voice.

Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

The Curse of Being Too Good

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I’m currently reading a biography of the former Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston. One of thirteen children of a dirt-poor sharecropping family born amidst the Great Depression, Liston didn’t have the easiest of starts on this planet.

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