Blog

11th
May

Mitigating Risk in a Talent Short Market

Posted by: Matt

  Identifying and securing the top talent in your industry is one of the biggest challenges you face in businesses today. Having the right people in place to lead your organisation through both economic downturns and sudden periods of growth is crucial to long-term success. Studies indicate a real shortage of leadership talent in both New… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

1st
May

Why Did Someone Less Qualified Than Me Get The Job?

Posted by: Marc

Losing out on a job is always painful, but it’s especially hard when you know you were ideally suited to the position. Whoever got it couldn’t have been more qualified. So what’s going on? There are a few reasons why ability, experience and qualifications won’t necessarily get you hired: 1) Nepotism The old ‘it’s who… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

17th
Apr

Why Bad Hiring Costs More Than Not Hiring

Posted by: Marc

The recruiting process is time-consuming and costly. According to MBIE’s (somewhat optimistic) employee cost calculator the average cost per hire for IT workers in New Zealand is just under $7000. To ensure a recruitment drive is ultimately profitable for your business, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. As expensive as a successful recruitment… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

16th
Feb

Death Of The Middle Manager

Posted by: Marc

Remember managers? They were all the rage last century, when professional advancement equated to the pursuit of authoritative job titles and everyone knew their place in the hierarchy. If you had no discernible skills other than irritating or coddling those who did, you could go far. Not so anymore. A study by job-matching company TheLadders… read more

Categorised as: IT, Talent Search & Management

9th
Feb

Preparing for a Leadership Role

Posted by: Matt

Taking on more responsibility at work is not always synonymous with career or financial advancement. The healthiest approach to  securing a leadership opportunity is to assume there’ll be no monetary or status reward; take on the new challenge for it’s own sake, do it to the best of your abilities and the rewards will naturally follow…. read more

Categorised as: Career Development

20th
Jan

In Business, Only Bad Eggs Prevent Poaching

Posted by: Matt

The long-running poaching dispute between four global tech giants and more than 64,000 of their employees may finally have reached it’s conclusion after Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe offered to settle the lawsuit for $415 million (USD). The lawsuit claims the companies had made formal agreements not to recruit each others employees. One email exchange… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

18th
Dec

Cutting through the cool trends

Posted by: Marc

By Jamie Hamilton from Conversion Foundry Jamie Hamilton is a Web Design Consultant with Conversion Foundry, he creates web based visual designs and solutions for clients and brands. Jamie has contributed a blog for The Talent Hive followers, sharing his experience, approach to design and the importance of delivering what the client has asked for…. read more

Categorised as: IT

12th
Dec

The importance of web analysis

Posted by: Marc

By Laura Stenhouse from Conversion Foundry Laura Stenhouse is an Online Strategist with Conversion Foundry, partnering with her clients to grow SEO and AdWord performance using a data-driven approach to increase online traffic and conversions. Laura has contributed a blog for The Talent Hive followers outlining the importance and value of web analysis to business… read more

Categorised as: IT

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