Some adverts work and others don't - why is that?
It's becoming more obvious every day - employment is booming in Manawatu
Not all recruiters are created equal
There is data - this is not just a feeling
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.
Hi Everyone, this is my first blog post
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A COFFEE MEETING WITH JUDY BENNETT-SMITH. JUDY IS THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT THE CENTRAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CEDA).
As the International Education Development Manager Judy has an interesting and unique role. Judy has also lived and worked in cities like Sydney, Melbourne, London and Bangkok - her experience in moving to Palmerston North is interesting in itself.
Thinking of hiring a staff member and ringing a few agencies? There is a better way.
Try partnering with one recruitment specialist instead!
Hiring an employee is about forming an enduring professional relationship – much like forming a personal relationship.
Which is higher quality and sets you up for longer lasting, mutually benefcial relationships?
Speed Date or Partnering?
We often speak to people from outside of Manawatu - this interests them
When choosing where to live, work, play or even invest, a little bit of research goes a long way. We are very lucky that our Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) coordinate and share some of this for the region's benefit.
Here is something that really shows why people are escaping expensive metro locations (like Auckland and Tauranga) to move to Manawatu.
Economic Development is alive in Manawatu
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.
Our Business Manager Jo has some Pink Ribbon Donation advice
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Employing staff or being employed is about an emotional connection
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.