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Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted in Our News, Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, News for Employees, Recruitment News

There is data - this is not just a feeling

Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

We have recently been working with CEDA (and still have some great roles there for people who really love the economic development space), and are aware of some research CEDA had commissioned in 2016. Recently, I heard David Clapperton (CEO Horowhenua District Council) share whats happening in neighbouring Horowhenua.

It was pleasing to get an email today with data showing this Horowhenua trend too.

We are Google Compliant

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Google made some changes and so have we

We are Google Compliant

Our website is the window to our business. It's where we share amazing jobs for awesome people. It's where we share what the team are doing or has done.

Recently the smart people at Google made some changes to help keep people safe on the net, and naturally we are on board with it...but what changed?

2016 Is Here & We Are Trucking Along

on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Our News, News for Employees

We've had our breaks and the team are driving new opportunities

2016 Is Here & We Are Trucking Along

Our batteries are recharged after the team has all had a break, and spent quality time with family and friends. New Years resolutions are already being acted on - and for many that means finding your next career role.

Our phones are running hot with enquiries from employers and job seekers alike, so here are some timely tips to help you get that new role.

Making tough choices - the easy way

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Make great choices by learning from others' experience/knowledge

I have been lucky enough to get back from leave to a new destination where I knew no-one and had little local knowledge - think white sands, coral reefs, turtles and unknown restaurants, cafes and attractions and you'll understand.

Each day our group reviewed multiple restaurants and suppliers before choosing who to invest money and scarce time in and who to avoid...and we found a system that worked well for us.

It got me thinking how few Manawatu businesses are using these tools.

Employment is about connections

on Thursday, 06 April 2017. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Employing staff or being employed is about an emotional connection

Employment is about connections

Applying for a new job is not just about sending in a CV, it's about making the employer feel connected, and when employing a new staff member employers don't want to feel like they are hiring a robot.

Employers need to build a connection with prospective employees, and employees need to connect with their potential employers.

Yes this can sound "fluffy", but read on to see what you can do.

Turn "No" into "Yes"

on Thursday, 16 June 2016. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees

Applying for jobs and hearing NO or even worse not getting a reply?


Being a job seeker in any market is tough, you get emotionally committed to applying for great roles. You take the time to research the business and then apply... and then they reply "Thank you... but NO".  How do you turn this around?

The Value Of Customer Service

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

I've just got back from holiday and am reflecting on the value of service

The Value Of Customer Service

I work in a service industry where we provide an unpaid service to job-seekers and a paid service for employers who really need great people. I'm not talking about our fees and prices for these groups, but the value of providing a great service.

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