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The Cult of Personality: Part Two – Which Traits get the Green Light?

Posted On: March 10th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When it comes to focusing on personality traits during the hiring process, how do we make this a practical approach to candidate selection? While the idea of being able to select people who tick all the boxes in terms of appealing character traits, in reality, we don’t have time to train a new hire from […]



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You Can’t Sit With Us

Posted On: December 2nd, 2015 by Helen Main No Comments »

Overemphasis of Cultural Fit Means Missing Out on Talent When it comes to hiring, making sure each new employee is an asset to your company is a no-brainer. But what if you’re missing out on superstar staff because you’re focusing too much on whether you think they will fit in? Is your company culture becoming […]



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Posted in:- Employer Branding, Human Resources, Mobile Recruitment, Recruitment, Recruitment Technology, Social Media Recruitment, Staff Management, Start-up Business

5 #Instatips to Remember When Recruiting on Instagram

Posted On: November 23rd, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

  When it comes to fine tuning your hiring strategy, Instagram offers you the opportunity to engage with potential applicants in a way that a simple job ad can only dream about. However, unless you are Instagram savvy you risk wasting time and effort on a dud endeavour. Here are 5 things to remember when […]



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Using Instagram to Tackle Recruiting

Posted On: November 5th, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

Could Instagram Help You Target Your Ideal Applicants?   I don’t know about you, but up until recently, I never really got Instagram. Sure, it’s fun to scroll through if you’re waiting to go into an appointment, or your bus is late, but it was only recently that I began to understand the draw that […]



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Why Your Business Should Focus On Software

Posted On: September 24th, 2015 by Fiona Hall No Comments »

Having the right systems is a crucial part of the efficient running of your business. They enable you to spend less time worrying about the little things and more time focusing on the bigger picture. Systems are NOT all about technology and software, but, the technology and software available can support and deliver amazing systems. Depending on how […]



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Posted in:- Personal Branding, Recruitment, Recruitment Technology, Social Media Recruitment, Staff Management, Start-up Business, Tech Company, Uncategorized

A Restaurants’ Expletive Outburst on Social Media at a Polite Customer

Posted On: May 29th, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

Ekim Burger – a Wellington owned burger café – posted on the Wellington business’ Facebook page after a customer’s polite private message accused the burger bar of giving her son food poisoning. Surprisingly the burger café owner chose to take his conversation public with an expletive rant on social media, not only accusing his patron […]



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Recruiting on a budget – 8 tips for how to hire on a shoestring. Part 2.

Posted On: May 8th, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

The cost of hiring a recruiter to fill your job needs can be a daunting one depending on your business and its setup. Sometimes we just need to roll up our sleeves and do the recruiting ourselves, and if you take the time and put the commitment into the process the results can really pay […]



Posted in:- Human Resources, Job Boards, Recruitment, Social Media Recruitment, Start-up Business

Start-up Companies’ – Hiring on a Shoe String

Posted On: April 8th, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

If you’re running a start-up company, you’re probably very conscious where you’re spending money. As your budget will likely be very tight, you’re biggest question when facing any decision is something along the lines of ‘is this cost-effective?’

Thinking like this is understandable – you don’t know how your revenue streams will ebb and flow. Also, by this time you should have come to the realisation that it pays to be cautious when it comes to spending your capital.



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5 Unique & Creative Recruitment Campaigns

Posted On: February 20th, 2015 by Daniel O'Leary No Comments »

In the world of recruitment, it pays to stand out. Thousands of companies are all vying for a large pool of talented individuals and everyone is fair game. Big companies with big budgets have transitioned to looking at more unique ways they can stand out from the crowd, recruit the top 10% of talent and build a strong employer brand, associated with innovation and creativity. So we at Haystack thought we’d share a list of our top 5 creative recruitment campaigns…



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