Market Update: The War For Talent Begins

Market Update: The War For Talent Begins

We launched our online salary survey What’s My Worth this month. As it turns out, our timing couldn’t have been better: remuneration for accounting roles in New Zealand is very ...
Good Recruiters Are (Very) Hard To Find

Good Recruiters Are (Very) Hard To Find

I’m recruiting. It’s tough. Good recruitment consultants are incredibly hard to find. Many people find it amusing that recruitment agencies struggle to find good recruitment consultants, but the reality is ...
Why You Should Quit Your Perfectly Good Job

Why You Should Quit Your Perfectly Good Job

The recession is over. We should be done with all the hunkering-down and counting-of-blessings (the steady job and the steady pay check that comes with it). And yet, so many ...
You Want To Be A Commercial Manager? Really?

You Want To Be A Commercial Manager? Really?

If only I had a dollar for every time a Finance Manager has told me they want to move to a ‘more commercial role’. The surprising truth is that there ...
Want To Love Going To Work Every Day? Keep Learning.

Want To Love Going To Work Every Day? Keep Learning.

It’s never too late to learn new skills. I’m new to blogging. Yes, this is my first blog - please continue reading! I’m on the cusp between Gen X and ...
The Best People For Contract Jobs Are....Contractors!

The Best People For Contract Jobs Are….Contractors!

The great recession blurred the lines between contract and permanent recruitment. In an attempt to contain costs and mitigate risk, many businesses started hiring ‘permanent’ candidates for a mash-up of ...
Why You Should Learn To Love Writing Job Descriptions (Yes, Really!)

Why You Should Learn To Love Writing Job Descriptions (Yes, Really!)

Next time you’re hiring, it’s worth spending the time it takes to write a great job description. Job descriptions are so much more than an HR box to be ticked ...
It's Time We Started Using 'That' Word In Business

It’s Time We Started Using ‘That’ Word In Business

Talent. We don’t like using that word. Sir Ed would never have called himself talent. Yet talent is without a doubt the single most critical factor in business success. I ...
Twitter For Absolute Beginners

Twitter For Absolute Beginners

Social media has the potential to be a massive asset to your career. I wrote about this recently, and decided to follow up with some practical how-to guides for people ...
Shots You Don't Take: The Hidden Opportunity Cost Of Everything You Do

Shots You Don’t Take: The Hidden Opportunity Cost Of Everything You Do

Having spent nearly all of my working life in recruitment, I guess you could say I’m a commentator on most industries, but a master of just one. To many outside ...
Forget About Your Experience: Interviewers Want To Hear About What You DON'T Know

Forget About Your Experience: Interviewers Want To Hear About What You DON’T Know

You know you need to prepare for your interview by focusing on your skills and achievements. What you might not know is that - whether they admit it or not ...
Gender Diversity: It's Not Just For The Ladies

Gender Diversity: It’s Not Just For The Ladies

Gender diversity in the workforce – particularly at management and executive level – has received a lot of press over the last couple of years, thanks in part to the ...