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Q&A With Pip O’Connell, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

We caught up with Pip O’Çonnell from MBIE and asked her a few questions about her upcoming talk at #RHUBNZ Q. Can you tell us a bit about your background and current role at MBIE? Both Jeff McDonald and myself have worked in the recruitment industry as recruitment consultants and key account managers. As Senior Procurement […]

Move to internal recruitment pays off for IT company

Source: Shortlist One of the biggest barriers to moving to an internal recruitment model is convincing hiring managers who are used to picking up the phone and ringing their favourite recruitment company, to support the new system, says Certus Solutions Australia and New Zealand talent manager, Carol-Ann Hickmore.

How to improve your Twitter sourcing

Once you’ve found the passive candidates you’re looking for on Twitter, don’t jump in too quickly and try to sell them your job, says social sourcing expert Kirsti Grant. Grant, who is head of talent at NZ software start-up Vend, told the NZ Sourcing Summit in Auckland yesterday that recruiters often joined Twitter, then found […]

Global mobility program boosts PwC sourcing

Source: Shortlist Also speaking at the Summit, PricewaterhouseCoopers recruitment manager Amy Gregory said PwC in New Zealand benefitted from a significant global mobility program, which delivered 40% of its hires. “We’ve got a lot of people over here on secondment from various territories around the world. So we try to tap into their networks – […]

Recruiters: Can you demonstrate the value you create?

Source: Shortlist Internal recruiters should look for ways to demonstrate the value they bring to their company, otherwise they risk being viewed as just another “overhead”, says Deloitte New Zealand talent acquisition manager Paul Smith. Speaking at last week’s NZ Sourcing Summit in Auckland, Smith said that when he reported to his bosses at Deloitte, […]

Engage with candidates to create recruitment advocates: ASB Bank

Source: Shortlist News Maintaining a dialogue with your candidates can turn them into passionate advocates for your business, says Mark Sumner, talent sourcing manager at New Zealand’s ASB Bank. Speaking at the NZ Sourcing Summit in Auckland yesterday, Sumner said ASB used LinkedIn and other social media to create talent communities where it engaged with […]

Clients no longer buy into recruiter value: Savage

Source: Shortlist, 18 October 2012 Employers throughout the world now have a “very deep pervasive cycnicism of the value of third party recruiters”, Firebrand CEO Greg Savage told a conference today. The veteran recruiter told the RHUB meeting in Auckland today that he had spent the past year visiting heads of recruitment and HR at […]

How to build an EVP for a business undergoing big change

Source: Shortlist, 19 October 2012 How can a business build an effective, all-inclusive employment brand, when one of its divisions is in structural decline but others are undergoing rapid growth? This was the dilemma New Zealand Post faced this year when developing a new employee value proposition to support its recruitment marketing, the organisation’s head […]

Culture is key to agency performance; A prophesy of the death of sourcing and HR

Source: Shortlist, 19 October 2012 Culture is key for high-performing recruitment companies With more employers doing interesting and creative recruitment work in-house, the agency sector faces increasing competition to attract top talent, and the best way to do this is through culture, says Jonathan Rice of NZ rec-to-rec Rice Consulting. A strong culture delivers good […]