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The Lure of the Gig Economy

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Jun 11, 2019 11:05:41 PM

The Uber Driver's Tale

JOYN is on a road trip to Sydney this week and my early morning Uber ride to the airport was with Adam, a pleasant, chatty guy from Palestine who had recently returned to New Zealand after spending some time in Melbourne and Western Australia.

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Topics: Future Of Work, Gig Economy, Freelancing

Gamification of Monotonous Work: Genius or Sinister?

Posted by Jonathan Rice on May 29, 2019 9:20:12 AM

Back in my England schooldays I had a "Saturday job" at Boots the Chemist.  There I was, every Saturday, with my classmates Vinny and Flibba (Paul and James to their parents), decked out in a pair of scratchy blue trousers, roughly-ironed white shirt, blue tie and name badge, bleary-eyed but ready to serve the public their chemical needs.

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Topics: Future Of Work, Technology, Gamification

Learning to Trust Your Remote Working Recruiter

Posted by Jonathan Rice on May 23, 2019 2:32:27 PM

Earlier this week I was alerted to an interesting comment from the Twitter feed of @StacyZapar who is a well-known US-based Employment Branding and Talent Acquisition (read: in-house recruitment) specialist:

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Topics: Future Of Work, Recruitment, Freelancing, Remote, Flexible

How Can JOYN Co-Exist with Recruitment Agencies?

Posted by Jonathan Rice on May 21, 2019 4:44:57 PM

I caught up with a recruitment agency client of mine recently who felt emboldened enough to ask me what apparently many others in the world of recruitment are asking:  How on earth can JOYN co-exist in the same time, place and space as a traditional recruitment agency?

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Topics: Recruitment, Agency

The Future Of (Getting To) Work

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Apr 26, 2019 10:27:35 AM

How did you get to work today? I’m directing this question mainly at Aucklanders as I write this blog while ferrying towards the City from the Upper Harbour. 

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Topics: Future Of Work, Technology, Human Resources

How Joyn delivers better hires at half the price

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Apr 23, 2019 11:55:14 AM

In recent blog posts we’ve covered off the data around JOYN. We like a bit of data for sure, especially numbers like these:

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Topics: Insider, Future Of Work, Recruitment

Using Recruitment Agencies vs. DIY: We compare the pros & cons

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Apr 17, 2019 3:38:23 PM

 

In previous blog posts we’ve explored the two binary options traditionally faced by companies entering into a recruitment process to hire new staff:  Doing it for yourself, or appointing an external agency.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment

How to Choose an External Recruitment Agency

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Apr 10, 2019 3:16:17 PM

There are many perfectly good reasons for engaging with an external recruitment agency when you need to hire someone for your business, but there are also many risks and pitfalls that can prove costly, if you don’t go about it the right way.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment

DIY Recruitment: everything you need to know if you're going it alone

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Apr 8, 2019 3:17:00 PM

Next time you're recruiting, if you still want to go down the route of doing it yourself to save some money, make sure you're armed with these invaluable tips from recruiting experts:

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment

How to Respond When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

Posted by JOYN on Mar 23, 2019 12:04:00 PM

After a lot of contemplation, your employee has finally gathered the courage to ask for a pay rise.

Maybe they deserve a raise, but then what's the right amount? Or maybe you're not in a position to give a pay rise or your employee hasn't done anything to prove that they deserve it.

At some point, almost every employer has to deal with this scenario. It can be tough, but it can also be a constructive and rewarding experience, depending on how you handle it.

So, what's the right way to navigate the conversation?

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Topics: Pay Rise

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