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