What drew me back to recruitment

I used to be convinced that recruiting had a shelf life and technology would be the death of the recruitment consultant “as we know it”; so I jumped ship. That was 18 years ago and, while technology has certainly enhanced the sector, the core qualities of a great recruiter haven’t changed and are still hugely in demand. After working in the advertising and branding sector, forays into media, tech start-ups and a move to Brisbane four years ago, I felt a strong pull back to the industry that I had so enjoyed and thrived in early on in my career. Now I’m back, I’m excited about the wave of technology that is creating so much process efficiency and enhancing the client and candidate experience.

Introducing the new RCSA NZ Council members

Changes in the line-up at the New Zealand RCSA Council will see Troy Turner, Darren Hawkins and Aaron Fear-Ross come on board as members. Between them, the trio bring vast experience in recruitment and staffing to the council. Read below to learn more about them. TROY TURNER Troy Turner is co-founder and managing partner of Inside Recruitment, which specialises in filling leadership and specialist positions across executive, government, contracting and search recruitment. He believes in remaining at the forefront of people and account engagement, opening doors and connecting people wherever he can. How long have you been in recruitment/HR and how long have you been a member of RCSA? I start

Industry Luminary - John Harland

John Harland has been involved in recruitment in New Zealand and Australia since 1995 and is the director of ERG Recruitment Group, a RCSA member of 24 years - now a Life Member with many years of service to RCSA’s NZ Council. We take a look back at his experience and adventures during this time. Not many people realise veteran recruiter John Harland’s (pictured right) beloved rugby union career lasted longer than his time in recruitment to date. Yes, his rugby career was not quite as stellar, but it has been a passion he has pursued through a career in recruitment that spans New Zealand and Australia. His ambitions of being a professional rugby player had been dashed, though he had played t

Secondment exceptions in the Australian Labour Hire Licensing Schemes - a sporting analogy

With new labour hire licensing schemes now introduced in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, there is more than a little confusion in some circles about just what the new legislation means for employers and labour hire providers. In a recent story published by Andrew C Wood Hon FRCSA (Life) Workforce Relations Advisor with WorkAccord, an Australian Lawyer looks at the “secondment” exception which can be found within the legislation in each state. In the piece, he uses the scenario of the Melbourne Storm rugby league club sending a player to join the Sunshine Coast Falcons team in Queensland and whether the Storm would subsequently be required to produce Victorian and Queensland labour

Four day working week: the lessons

By dropping to a four-day working week, one Australian company has increased profit, revenue, staff retention and morale. Read how. In the year since making her workplace Wednesday-free, Kath Blackham, Founder and CEO of digital design and voice experience (VX) agency VERSA, has seen an increase in staff retention, a reduction in sick leave, a three-fold increase in profit and almost doubling of revenue year-on-year. It also means staff are actually limited in the number of hours they work each week so are less likely to reach burn-out and more likely to be more productive in the days they are at work, making it an integral part of the company’s focus on good mental health in the workplace.

New Members and office bearers for NZ RCSA Council

The involvement of our Members is the lifeblood of RCSA so we can’t help but get a little excited when new people put their hands up to be more active and participate at a Board or Council level. At the November 6 meeting of the New Zealand Council, the roles of Chair and Vice-Chair were handed over to new holders while three Members were elected as new Council representatives. “With Penni Hlaca MRCSA joining our Board of Directors, this created an opportunity to elect a new Chair and Vice-Chairs,” RCSA NZ Manager, Rebecca Clarke, explained. “It was great to see succession planning in action with Kelly Common MRCSA elected Chair and Janice McNab FRCSA (Life) and Nicola Colson MRCSA as Vice-C

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