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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

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

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 delivered better hires for these 3 companies

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

Welcome to #FutureWorkNZ:  JOYN's new Blog

Posted by Jonathan Rice on Mar 21, 2019 12:02:32 PM

Hey there, welcome to our Blog:  #FutureWorkNZ.  We’ve been here before.  In 2009 Rice Consulting was launched, an agency specialising in the placement of recruiters into recruitment agencies and corporate talent acquisition teams.  And in 2010 we started blogging on “The Whiteboard” about all the goings on in New Zealand’s recruitment industry.

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Topics: Future Of Work, Recruitment, Gig Economy, Freelancing, Technology, Human Resources

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