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Be Employment Search Ready

It's time to find your first job or your next job...what now?

Be Employment Search Ready

As Recruitment Specialists we often get approached by individuals who want a new role or their first role, but aren't quite familiar with how to get themselves ready.

Here are some simple steps to get you started.

These are simple, easy, and are often not done by all job seekers. 

Be a positive co-worker...

Be a positive co-worker...

It’s often the case that you spend more time with your co-workers than your family. The way you interact with your co-workers and approach your work contributes to the overall work environment. If you are motivated and positive, you are more likely to also be successful in your work and business.

There are some simple ways in which you can be a productive, amiable and liked co-worker.

How many of these can you tick off your list?

Should you change your career pathway?

Should you change your career pathway?

There comes a point in your career when you consider a change in direction. 

This may be triggered by many different reasons, you may have achieved a lot in your role, and feel you want to try something different, you may need a new and greater challenge, or simply feel the time is right to try something completely new.

Keep your interview on track

Keep your interview on track

There are some people who are naturally talkative, when it comes to an interview situation this can be hard to manage, especially if their comments have veered away from the question you have asked. How do you stay on track?

As Recruitment Specialists we have come across this situation many times, especially as many people can incessantly chatter when they are nervous.

Here are our suggestions to keep your interviewee focused so you can find the information you need to know.

What are your salary expectations?

What are your salary expectations?

This can be a tricky question to answer. You don’t want to oversell or undersell yourself.

Salary is a critical discussion as part of the recruitment process. The easiest way to manage this is to work with your Recruitment Specialists at PN Personnel.  We can smooth and progress this discussion – by being the middle man between yourself and the employer.

Winter wellness - scents to improve your work and well-being

Winter wellness - scents to improve your work and well-being

A package arrived for me at PN Personnel the other day, containing a number of viles of essential oils.  Essential oils can provide benefits in health and overall wellness. As we head into winter, I have been using my oils to improve memory, concentration and general aches and pains which creep in over the winter months.

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine in which essential oils or scents are used to benefit psychological or physical well-being.  Aromatherapy has been proven to influence and harmonise parts of the brain connected to memory and emotion.

Whilst mainly directed for personal use, these scents can also assist wellness within the workplace.  Different scents can improve memory, alertness and productivity, they can dampen anxiety and help you fight fatigue.  As we head into winter, these oils can assist in overall wellness, fighting colds and mild aches and pains.

Technology assists but will never replace a robust recruitment strategy

Technology assists but will never replace a robust recruitment strategy

Technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, but it will never replace the value in real connections, conversations and relationships. For recruitment it is our relationships, built and developed on understanding and trust, which are key to recruitment success. 

These relationships start with our Clients and their businesses, and our understanding of their organisational goals and needs.  From our discussions and visits with our Clients, we fully understand their recruitment need, whether it be for a permanent employee in their team or temporary staff cover.

Move to Manawatu

Move to Manawatu has been launched by CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency) and shares stories from people, like myself, who have relocated to the region.

My family and I are featured in a new campaign promoting the lifestyle and career opportunities on offer in Palmerston North and Manawatu.

If you haven’t yet, read our story here, or watch Janelle’s interview on the AM show here.

Yes, you need to reference check.

Yes, you need to reference check.

You think you have the ideal applicant for your vacancy.  Whilst you might be itching to make a job offer, confirm your applicant and get back to business, reference checking should always be a key step in your recruitment process.

A good reference check will confirm and reconfirm whether your applicant CAN do the job and if they have the WILL/DRIVE to do the job.

CONTACT US

(06) 356 6091 Fax: (06) 356 6071

recruitment@pnpersonnel.co.nz
53 Princess Street, Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440

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