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Does attitude trump experience?

on Thursday, 09 November 2017. Posted in Recruitment News

Does attitude trump experience?

Yes! Attitude is key to a successful placing, as opposed to simply matching an employee with the right skill set for the job.

Ask yourself; does the candidate possess the ability to learn? If the candidate is enthusiastic and intelligent they likely can be taught the required skills for the job, as opposed to a candidate with the required technical skill set but a less than enthusiastic attitude.

CEDA June 2017 - Economic Pulse

on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted in Our News, Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, News for Employees, Recruitment News

We often speak to people from outside of Manawatu - this interests them

CEDA June 2017  - Economic Pulse

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.

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.

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.

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?

Manawatu needs 700 jobs over five years as transport and logistics grows

on Friday, 30 June 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

It's becoming more obvious every day - employment is booming in Manawatu

Manawatu needs 700 jobs over five years as transport and logistics grows

Our team have been busy recruiting lately, and if you follow our updates you'll see us sharing what we are seeing and how you can either get a great job or find a great employee. 

CEDA have been conducting regional research and they shared some news recently...

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.

Regional Job Vacancies are Booming

on Friday, 07 April 2017. Posted in Recruitment News

TradeMe Jobs report regional jobs are booming

Regional Job Vacancies are Booming

We've been saying for a while that advertised jobs are on the rise. But what does it mean for employers in Manawatu and nearby towns/regions? 

What is the impact of this when attempting to hire or grow your teams?

A coffee with Judy Bennett-Smith - International Education Development Manager

on Monday, 27 March 2017. Posted in Our News, A Coffee With Palmerston North Personnel, Recruitment News

A coffee with Judy Bennett-Smith - International Education Development Manager

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.

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    Ask yourself; does the candidate possess the ability to learn? If the candidate is enthusiastic and intelligent they likely can be taught the required skills for the job, as opposed to a candidate with the required technical skill set but a less than enthusiastic attitude.

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