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JOYN (almost) Auckland's Best Emerging Business

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Nov 19, 2019, 12:17:42 PM

The team at JOYN recently enjoyed an evening out at the Westpac Central Auckland Business Awards for which we were a Finalist in the Best Emerging Business Category.

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Topics: Recruitment, Freelancing, Technology, Human Resources, Agency, Awards

Uber Enters the Staffing Game

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Oct 16, 2019, 4:47:09 PM

I'm keen to share a recent post from JOYN Co-Founder Sean Walters this week, writing about Uber's foray into the staffing industry with their new app Uber Works.  

It had to happen eventually, although it does seem like they are still having to engage with pesky human beings, like their drivers in the original Uber, but in this instance with good old fashioned temp agencies in Chicago.

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Topics: Recruitment, Technology, Flexible Working

Recruitment Fee for new Christchurch City Council CEO Deemed "Obscene"

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Sep 3, 2019, 3:23:12 PM

I've worked in the recruitment industry for almost 15 years now and the one thing that has been an ever-present factor is the lack of understanding, from people outside of the industry, of what actually goes into a proper recruitment process.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment, Agency, Cost

JOYN Recognised for Excellence in the Auckland Westpac Business Awards

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Aug 21, 2019, 3:25:53 PM

Last week I went along to Okahu in Orakei, Auckland, to attend a networking evening where they would be announcing the Finalists in this year's Central Auckland Westpac Business Awards.  That's me, above, with my wife Jayne (the original inspiration for what became JOYN back in 2012 when our kids were tiny and she was looking for flexible recruitment work).  That's also the back of Michael Barnett, Chief Executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and also MC for the night.

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Topics: Recruitment, Human Resources, Flexible Working, Awards

Keeping Interview Questions on the Right Side of NZ Law

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Aug 20, 2019, 3:16:14 PM

Providing "unbundled" recruitment services for businesses is one of JOYN's greatest attractions for our clients, particularly the smaller ones who only have the need and budget for support around specific parts of the recruitment process.  This agile approach enables us to deliver value without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment, Human Resources, Learning, Interview

Black Holes and Candidate Rejections

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Aug 8, 2019, 3:59:33 PM

It seems like an eternity since the New Zealand school holidays happened but there are some things I still remember from the blur of work, kids, events and meetings all bundled into one exhausting mess.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment

Amazon Usher Staff Towards the Future of Work

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Jul 23, 2019, 12:41:38 PM

Amazon are proving to be an increasingly regular name  cropping up around developments in the future of work.  I recently blogged about the gamification of their warehouse workers' roles, literally turning their work into video games to boost productivity and increase engagement.

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Topics: Future Of Work, Technology, Gamification, Learning

How to Hire - A Recruitment Guide For Employers

Posted by JOYN on Jul 16, 2019, 1:31:25 PM

In search for your next superstar employee? As business owners, we've all been there. Maybe business is booming and you're looking forward to expanding, or maybe your best employee is leaving and you need to fill the gap.

Whatever it is, recruitment could increase your caffeine dependency and give you some sleepless nights if you don't have the right knowledge.

So, what's the best approach for hiring a candidate? Well, if you have gone through the recruitment process, you are probably equipped to handle it yourself. If not, New Zealand has an ample amount of experienced recruiters who can hire the right candidate for you.

Whether you use an external recruitment agency or do it yourself, bringing the right candidate on board can be challenging. Things don't always go as planned and even if they do, it's highly unlikely that the process will be a piece of cake. 

That's why we've created this recruitment guide to help you get started.

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What Your Recruiter is Really Thinking and Doing

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Jul 12, 2019, 12:40:25 PM

Our JOYN COO Sean Walters wrote a post for our sister company Rice Consulting this week and I thought it could be apt to share it here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Agency

The Kiwi Companies Making Waves in the Sharing Economy

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Jun 25, 2019, 4:53:26 PM

Did it escape your attention that last week was Global Sharing Week?  It did mine, I must admit, but after hearing about it from this article I thought I'd take a closer look at how us Kiwis are engaged in the so-called "Sharing Economy".

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Topics: Gig Economy, Sharing Economy, Remote Working, Flexible Working

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