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Is Recruitment Expensive?

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Our News, Recruitment Myths Busted, Recruitment News

Engaging a recruiter doesn't come for free - but is it actually expensive?

Is Recruitment Expensive?

Recruiting is a simple idea (find the best person and hire them) but complex to implement well consistently. 

We have all had those golden nugget moments where an amazing employee just happens to come along when you need them most. If it was that easy all the time Recruiters, HR Advisors and Employment Branding wouldn't exist at all! And where is the fun in that?

But does that make recruiting expensive? Read on...

What's happening with jobs in 2015?

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Our News, Recruitment News

Trends, Gut Feel, and what does it mean?

What's happening with jobs in 2015?

Recruiting for skilled staff is becoming competitive. Recent Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) reports confirm advertising for skilled roles is on the increase. What does this really mean...?

MBIE Releases The Regional Growth Study

on Monday, 07 September 2015. Posted in Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, Our News, Recruitment News

Be Warned - The 2015 regional growth study is a significant body of information and is not a 2 minute read

MBIE Releases The Regional Growth Study

After receiving an update from the good folks at Vision Manawatu I have taken the time to skim read a couple of areas of interest in the report.

There is too much information to soak up to give a detailed analysis here, but there's a couple of things that resonated with me. And suggest why we should take the time to review the report's relevance for our own circumstances.

Are Employers Hiring?

on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. Posted in Our News, Recruitment News

Having recently observed a study of Hiring Intentions, I am surprised

Are Employers Hiring?

It seems to me Manawatu doesn't get well serviced by National Statistics. Employers are hungry for information when planning, forecasting and mapping the future of their businesses, and often National Statistics don't reflect what's happening in our regional economy.

I Spy With My Electronic Eye...

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in Our News, Recruitment News

Electronic gadgets including phones, tablets and watches track you

I Spy With My Electronic Eye...

I read the attached picture as a cartoon in a recent copy of the Manwatu Standard and it got me thinking. Reflecting on the rollout of electronic gadgets and how that applies to employees and businesses. Is it good / bad / neutral? Is it a breach of my privacy?

Should Preferred Suppliers Discount?

on Thursday, 12 March 2015. Posted in Our News, Recruitment News

What does "preferred supplier" mean? Is it a successful model?

Should Preferred Suppliers Discount?

In recent years the economy and job markets have changed - A LOT! 

Senior management and business owners are controlling costs and demanding good results from every dollar spent - and that's fair enough!

The procurement teams are working hard on RFP's, Tenders and negotiating hard to get discounted rates and high results.

But does it really work?

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