Blog

28th
Apr

How can body language be used effectively in an interview situation?

Posted by: Marc

Multiple studies have demonstrated how body language influences our perceptions of each other, with some analysts putting it far above verbal communication in terms of importance. In a job interview situation it becomes even more important, as interacting with strangers tends to increase our awareness of our own and others’ body language. Thinking about how… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

21st
Mar

Is Company Culture Crucial To Successful Hiring

Posted by: Matt

Building an authentic company culture is one of the more complex challenges facing organisations of all sizes. It’s also one of the most elusive. A 2014 Gallup poll shows that more than half of all employees in the U.S. describe themselves as ‘disengaged’ at work. Millennials are the least engaged demographic, suggesting that positive company… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

11th
Dec

How Safe Is Your Job?

Posted by: Marc

The patchy, piecemeal recovery from the global recession of 2009 has fostered an attitude of cautious optimism among economists. But even as the economy slowly regains its former strength, another threat to middle class job security has reared its head: technology. Automation has changed the way large-scale, repetitive tasks are performed; online commerce has caused… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

1st
Dec

Is slow hiring hurting your brand?

Posted by: Matt

  One of the most fundamental errors made by inexperienced recruiters is slow hiring. You can see the logic behind it. An organisation may have a culture of working long hours to pave the way for business success. They rightly take pride in their meticulous planning and execution of established process and when the time… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

20th
Nov

Seeking Job Security & High Wages?

Posted by: Marc

Since 2013, New Zealand’s unemployment rate has been bouncing between 5-7%, settling bang in the middle at 6% at the end of Q3 in 2015. In most industries, it’s an employers market, with hiring managers able to pick and choose from a large pool of job seekers. There is a notable exception. The digital/ICT sector… read more

Categorised as: IT, Job Seeker Advice

16th
Oct

Insight Series – Moving to New Zealand

Posted by: Marc

As more and more companies search for highly talented people beyond their own country’s shores, the employment market has truly gone global. But moving to another country for your dream job and a better life style can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately the team at The Talent Hive are experts in supporting Engineering and IT… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice, Working in New Zealand

22nd
Sep

Insight Series – Engineering Your Career

Posted by: Matt

Finishing full-time education and entering the world of work is a time of uncertainty for anyone. But engineers face a specific set of challenges peculiar to their chosen profession. Each interview situation requires candidates to call on different areas of technical expertise, and demonstrate how they would apply their know-how in real world situations. To help… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Engineering

28th
Aug

What Role Will Data Play In Measuring My Work Performance?

Posted by: Marc

In just a few years, data analytics has gone from a niche occupation, of interest only to market researchers and IT specialists, to become a driving force behind almost every business model. It’s not just about building a clearer picture of industry and market trends. Analytics is also a powerful tool for assessing the efficiency… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

31st
Jul

How To Identify A Good Headhunter

Posted by: Marc

Being contacted by a headhunter with an attractive offer is exciting if not a little flattering. The promise of a new opportunity for career growth is enough to turn even the most loyal of heads. But how can you identify a good headhunter from a bad one? The headhunter’s agenda is to satisfy employers, yours… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

24th
Jul

How Important Is My Online Profile To My Career Progress

Posted by: Matt

Twenty years ago, looking for a job meant combing newspaper ads or joining a recruitment firm, submitting your CV, and being 100% certain that the information contained therein was all an employer had to go on. Likewise, the information on prospective employers available to candidates was limited and tightly controlled. The Internet hasn’t just moved… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

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