NEVER say NEVER and other recruitment surprises!

This blog begins with a reminder to not make assumptions, to NEVER say NEVER and to be willing to give things a go – even when you have your doubts.

In saying that, my job NEVER ceases to surprise me!

Here’s an example of why:

A particular company were at the last stage of a lengthly recruitment process and were just about to hire somebody for the role.  It was at this point that I rang them about a gem of a candidate I had just met.

  • In a sector where like for like experience counts – I NEVER thought they would consider my awesome but inexperienced candidate for the position – THEY DID!
  • I NEVER thought they would put my candidate into the mix at such a late stage of the game – THEY DID!
  • I NEVER thought the executive referees would give a reference after work ended on a Friday – THEY DID!
  • With tight deadlines in place, I NEVER thought that the HR Manager, The Regional Manager and my Candidate would consider working and interviewing at the weekend to ensure that the candidate had a fair opportunity – THEY DID!
  • With so many skilled candidates in the mix, I NEVER thought my candidate would get an offer for the position – SHE DID!
  • And then I NEVER thought my candidate would DECLINE the offer when it came in – SHE DID! ?!
  • I thought it was over – I NEVER expected the company to move quickly to offer the candidate a better package – THEY DID!
  • With so much water under the bridge, I NEVER expected my candidate to accept the position.  And guess what – SHE DID!

A massive congratulations to a professional company who knew a good thing when they saw it and to a passionate candidate embarking on a new adventure!  I feel lucky to have worked with you both!

 This blog ends with a reminder to not make assumptions, to NEVER say NEVER and to be willing to give things a go – even when you have your doubts.

I have worked with Jodi off & on for 10 years now and have always been impressed at the time and care Jodi takes to get to know her clients and their current needs. I have lost count of the number of great people Jodi has sent my way and know I can rely on her to find excellent people!

Melissa Quirk GM People and Culture, Overland|Merchant 1948

Jodi would have to be the best recruitment specialist that I have worked with, always finding not only the best candidates but the best culture fit, in what was a challenging labor market in New Zealand. 
Jodi operates with great integrity, honesty and is a true professional.

Libby Sanderson Retail Director, Adidas Group

Jodi is a highly professional business woman who always delivered fantastic results. She is consistent in her delivery of service and has a deep understanding of recruitment in NZ.

Kerry Lila General Manager, Hallensteins Brothers

We have worked with Jodi over the last 7 years – Jodi took time to understand our business and our needs to ensure she presented the right candidates, efficiently and effectively every time!

Jacqui Coombes Director HR&NZ, Bunnings Australia and New Zealand Jacqui Coombes Testimonial - Director HR&NZ for Bunnings Australia and New Zealand

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