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THE CLUES TO MISREPRESENTATION: Minimise the risk to your business.

POSTED 01 September 17

It’s a catch 22! Candidates are not expected to provide references from current employees – and rightly so – it puts their current employment at risk. The downside to this for a hiring manager is that, to maintain confidentially, there is no way to verify a candidate’s true reason for leaving their current role or […]

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A job applicant is not a stranger!

POSTED 03 July 17

– They probably already know you well! Research has shown that most people who apply directly to a position through a careers page on a company website have in fact been associated with that website in some form or another for a number of months prior to their application. This week I attended SOSUNZ – […]

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Get Found! 6 Top Tips for creating a more effective LinkedIn Profile.

POSTED 06 May 17

If you want to be found and considered for a job opportunity, create an effective LinkedIn profile. The truth is that using LinkedIn has become an integral part of my job description as an executive search and recruitment consultant.  I have found great people on behalf of my clients using LinkedIn and have connected with […]

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Avoid the phone screen fail – Speed up your job hunting success rate!

POSTED 12 March 17

Many of the great people I have recently met are struggling to secure new opportunities.  The common tendency is to blame the lack of senior roles currently available in the marketplace.  I think there may be more to it than that! This past couple of weeks I have been inspired and impressed by the brilliant […]

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CAUTION: Before you accept or make a counter offer – ask these questions.

POSTED 25 January 17

Its well documented in the databases of recruitment companies that within 3-6 months of an accepted counter offer, the employee will be back on the market hunting for a job again!  A genuine offer or a quick fix? Whether you are looking for a new job, hiring a new employee or have just had a […]

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NEVER say NEVER and other recruitment surprises!

POSTED 09 November 16

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 […]

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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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