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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.

Love is blind. And so is high performance.

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I’ve been passively following the story of former ANZ CEO David Hisco’s expenses scandal. To summarise, Davey-Boy seemed to have a handshake agreement on what he could bung through on expenses, and could attribute the spend to whatever he liked.

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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Just a formality

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It’s safe to say that my working demeanor has somewhat relaxed since entering the rec to rec arena. This probably speaks to my client base. Previously, I was trying to bring some legitimacy to my unsolicited approach of property managers and architects.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Leaving a Role You Love

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Breaking up is never easy, but somehow feels even more difficult when nobody’s been wronged. It’s incredibly hard to sit down with someone you’re fond of, who you genuinely like and respect, and end your relationship. “It’s not you, it’s me,” you fumble.

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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.

Dress for Success

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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.

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.

How to Create a Business Case for Recruitment CRM

Speaker: Jack Wei, Madeline Laurano, and Celinda Appleby

Learn how to build a robust business case for recruitment CRM with analyst Madeline Laurano. Celinda Appleby, Global Talent Attraction Director at VISA, joins her and shares her strategy for deploying a CRM in line with VISA’s talent acquisition strategy.

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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Would you trust a recruiter who looks like this?

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Well, would you? Be honest. For those readers who can somehow avoid trashy media content, this is Kiwi “starlet” Kelsy Karter. You know Kelsy Karter; she sang that…song. And she was in that television series. No not that one, the other one. Still no idea? Well join the club.

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 to Hire a Rockstar Contract Recruiter

Looking to hire a rockstar contract recruiter? The process may seem daunting; fortunately, there’s a tried-and-true formula to interviewing a recruiter. This practical guide provides you with not only the questions you should ask before you hire a contract recruiter, but also the answers to expect.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

“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.

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.

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.

Winners, Losers and Leaches at the SEEK Awards

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It’s Friday and that means I have to write a blog. Which I love doing. Really I do. It’s been over 6 years of this now dontchaknow? But it was also the SEEK Awards in Auckland last night and well you know how these things go right?

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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.