The ABC’s of a Temporary Services Recruitment Consultant

Last night I received an email from person whom I assisted several times. Since 2013, I have built a strong professional relationship with him and he was emailing me to tell me that as a result of the temporary assignment in which I had assisted h...



Think someone is throwing a sickie?

Here is a cautionary tale about an employer who had to pay over $20,000 for constructively dismissing a sick employee. You can read the details in the link, but here are a couple of points you real...



Not Feeling Good? Here’s How to Call in Sick

OK, first things first, let’s talk about best practice in alerting your employer that you cannot come to work because you or one of your dependents are sick. The rules are: “You need to tell your e...



Getting Prepared for an Agency Interview

Being prepared for your interview with your Recruitment Consultant is crucial. Why? Because it’s like the dress rehearsal. It’s in your best interests to be prepared, you will present the best vers...



Starting a New Job in a New Country

I am a creature of habit. I like my shops, I travel the same routes and I always order the same meals in a restaurant. When I said to my husband let’s move to a new country, he almost had a heart a...



Women in the Workplace

International Woman’s Day was created after women got the vote in Soviet Russia in 1917. By 1975, the United nations had adopted it from then on the 8th of March became a day to unite women across ...



NZ Recruitment - Should We Open Up Our Perspectives

With New Zealand unemployment rates being at around 4.3% at the time of writing, it is a very talent short market and this is reflected by all those in the recruitment market and those hiring manag...



No, We Don’t Charge You to Find You a Job!

The general question most job seekers ask us when entering the job market is about recruitment fees: Why should I have to pay recruiters to find me a job? Or Is it going to come out of my pay? Thes...



Time After Time: Rescheduling, Cancelling and Running Late to an Interview

Time - it’s a funny construct when you really think about it. 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week.. all these little things that determine when we wake u...



My Employer Wants to Do a Background Check - What Do They Do, and Should I Be Concerned?

I’ve just been given a great job offer that I like, but the employer said they are going to do a background check. What are they doing? I’d like to start out by offering my congratulations on getti...

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