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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.

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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.

Big Brand Theory

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It’s lucky for you, the reader, that these blogs are scheduled into my diary for every three weeks as my recent Internet fame has got me running about like a blue arse fly! Opening shopping centres, turning on Christmas lights, starring in panto!

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baby-Making & Work

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I turned 31 in March, which seems to be the precise age people’s vernacular shifts from, “Are you going to have kids? Oh, you should!” ” to “Are you pregnant yet? Start trying. You don’t want to leave it too late!” ” Gentle rebuttals that I’m happy child-free and not entirely sure I ever want kids, certainly not right now, are met with fervoured adamance that my feelings don’t matter.

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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2018: Year of the #BossBitch

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

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.

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.

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.

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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“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.

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.

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.

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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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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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

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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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.

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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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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Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

Dealing With A Racist Recruiter

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