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Recruitment By Numbers

By November 20, 2014One Comment

What an incredible, full-on, action-packed week for #NZRec:

2 – international recruitment conferences held right here in Auckland

5 – keynote speakers from the US of A

2 – MC’s from Wellington

270 – delegates from the #NZRec community, and beyond

82,596 – emails tackled by frazzled delegates on Wednesday

965 – beers and wines consumed at conference venues

7 – cheeky afternoon beers consumed by delegates who should have been attending speaker sessions

1 – dislocated shoulder following a commando roll down some stairs

1 – recruitment awards evening hosted by SEEK

1 – judge with his arm in a sling

2 – men sporting bow ties

48 – men in dark blue suits

4 – 2014 SEEK legends Select Recruitment, Parker Bridge, Adecco and Talent International

6 – new categories under SEEK’s new awards format with panel of judges

5 – SEEK Award winners Talent International (Richard Earl), Alpha, absoluteIT, Sourced, and McLaren picking up two

50 – SEEK pink coloured macaroons left uneaten

112 – name badges with the word “Talent” on them

2,145 – times the word “Talent” was said this week

4 – times I said the word “Talent” in my presentation on Monday after telling Matt Charney I thought it was the most over-used word in our industry

2 – the ranking #rhubnz trended on Twitter on Tuesday (just beneath Andrew Little)

1 – #RicePowWow event organised for 11th December

2 – big hugs for the Rice Snrs who visited from England this week, probably didn’t see enough of me, and who are probably now reading this at Auckland Airport waiting for their flight home

Thanks for having us this week, to the ATC guys for #SST2014 on Monday, Phillip Tusing for #RHUBNZ on Monday/Tuesday, and SEEK for their snazzy awards at Shed 10 last night.

Please feel free to add some numbers of your own in the comments below.  Nice to see you all.

Happy Friday.

Jonathan Rice

MD at New Zealand rec-to-rec firm Rice Consulting and co-founder of on-demand recruiter offering Joyn. Recruitment agitator and frustrated idealist, father of two, husband of one, and lover of all things Arsenal and crafty beer.

One Comment

  • Adrian Coysh says:

    I hate the word “Talent”, when you actually mean candidate.

    Talent is a word to describe someone who is a musician or sportsman and a dictionary meaning was given as “a special natural ability or aptitude”. But a talented Accountant? They may have natural mathematics ability or even, rarely, a sense of humour, but to call every Accountant on your database as your talent pool is just ludicrous.