RCSA's open letter to the New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Dear Dame Susan, Earlier today RCSA, the peak industry and professional body for recruitment in New Zealand, became aware of a racist audio recording posted on social media by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission which, if genuine, disgusts our Members and our proud association. The recording of the self-proclaimed ‘recruiter’ exhibits behaviour which has no place, whatsoever, in our industry, our profession nor our country. I write on behalf of the Chair of the RCSA New Zealand Council, and our wider membership, to affirm our commitment to human rights and the prevention of racism in New Zealand workplaces and society. RCSA recruiters are proud ambassadors of human rights and practice an

Recognising the Value of Work to Change Lives

The value of work to change lives was on-show when the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the peak industry body for the workforce services and recruitment industry in New Zealand, announced the winners of the RCSA Industry Awards at the RCSA Winter Ball last night in Auckland. Speaking to industry leaders and recruiters, Charles Cameron, CEO of the RCSA noted the power of the recruitment industry to change lives in New Zealand. “There is no better time than now to stand up for our Industry. I have been so proud of NZ recruiters, your passion and commitment is unrivalled. We improve lives and economies,” said Mr Cameron. The RCSA Industry Award winners were in five categor

NZ recruiters rally against racist and unethical behaviour

This morning, the New Zealand Human Right Commission posted an audio recording of a recruiter engaging in appallingly unethical behaviour. You can access the post here: https://twitter.com/rcsa_official/status/875541532631105538 The New Zealand recruitment industry proudly stood up against this behaviour, and rallied on twitter using the hashtag #SheDoesNotSpeakForUs. The attitude and actions of this one recruiter does not reflect our industry, and this has been shown loudly and clearly by the backlash this morning by reputable recruiters and agencies who do the right thing and are equally appalled by this recording. RCSA CEO Charles Cameron responded to the post on twitter saying, "I am app

Answers to your 457 VISA questions

Questions from recruiters about the recent changes to the temporary skilled visa or 457 changes, answered by the Lisa O'Hara of Exclusive Migration. This should only be taken as general advice at time of publishing. Q1. What has already changed? A. As of 19 April 2017: • the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) has been replaced with the new Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL); • the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) has been replaced with the new Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL); • there has been a reduction of 216 occupations available for subclass 457 visa programme applications; • 59 caveats now apply to specified occupations - these either relate to work e

Australian Award winners announced

The Australian winners of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) Industry Awards were announced at the RCSA Winter Ball & Industry Awards Night held in Sydney last week. Set against the backdrop of a glamorous winter wonderland, the evening attracted in excess of 300 of recruitment’s elite and up and coming professionals. A contingent of RCSA’s proud Life Members were also in attendance, including Greg Savage, Graham Jenkins, Helen Olivier and Peter Gleeson. Guests were entertained by comedian Lawrence Mooney who served as MC, while stand- out entertainers The Groove Academy had party-goers dancing into the evening. A winter - themed photobooth also captured many

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