The Kiwi “candidate tsunami”

Every year at this time recruiters start thinking about those candidates who will contact them in January, keen/desperate to look at a new role. From mid November until Christmas they focus on “just getting to the finish line”, and then go on holiday. While lying on the beach and catching up reading relaxing and letting […]

Are New Zealand Candidates Ready to “Jump Ship”?

New Zealand and Australian economies are in different stages of the economic cycle, based on New Zealand’s slowly improving GDP figures and the fairly rapid decline in Australia. The Reserve Bank graph below highlights the story. For more detail the link is Normally, as the economy improves skill shortages become evident. I attended a […]

Social Media – Get On or Get Lost!

Social Media – Get On or Get Lost! Inspired by my learnings from the #ebievents Employer Branding Summit Social media is taking the Recruitment world by storm, but why are so many Recruiters reluctant to get on board? Candidates are real people, whose personal interests can tell us a lot more about them than […]

The Art of Rejection

There is nothing we do more in recruitment than reject people. For every placement we make we must reject anywhere from 20-100 candidates in one way or another (depending on your market of course). This thought in isolation can lead you to think that we are in a thoroughly miserable profession where we crush and […]

Where do our placed candidates come from?

At farrowjamieson we are sometimes asked by Hiring Managers, “why should I use an agency? I can place an advertisement on a job board myself and get a good response”. But can you? The answer is yes – sometimes you can. So go ahead. But our role at farrowjamieson is to find more and better […]

Sir Alex Ferguson – No Guarantee Period Required

I was nine years old when Alex Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in 1986. He has announced his retirement in the last 24 hours and I am 36 now. That is quite some tenure in one of the most pressurised jobs in sport. I was into football in a big way – memories […]