Archive for January, 2009

NZ Recruitment 2.0 becomes Recruitment 2.0 Asia Pacific

Monday, January 19th, 2009

The NZ Recruitment 2.0 online community, established in April 2006, has widened its breadth to include other countries in the Asia Pacific region. There’s a lot of interesting stuff happening in the region, and Recruitment 2.0 Asia Pacific should benefit New Zealand members and those members not too far from NZ’s shores.  The Australians could learn from Kiwis and vice-versa, and both can benefit from others further afield through networking and sharing of knowledge and experiences.

The community has nearly 300 members and this will likely grow as members from outside NZ join the fray.  However, like any community, the value will be in the kinship, networking, participation and discussion between members.

Paul Jacobs

2009 recruitment predictions

Sunday, January 4th, 2009



Happy New Year!  I hope the year is a positive one for you and not too turbulent in the uncertain economic times ahead.

Well, it’s that time of year again, when bloggers make their predictions for the next 12 months.  I’ve enjoyed glancing at a range of recruitment / social media / technology blogs on this very topic.  Though the commentators are on the whole optimistic about the year ahead, the state of the global economy is a common underlying thread.  Reading recruitment-specific blogs and articles in particular, hiring freezes and talk of wide-ranging redundancies feature in the short-term at least.  In the US the euphoria around incoming President Barack Obama and stimulus packages appears to moderate some of this doom and gloom. Commentators here in New Zealand (and Australia) appear a little more optimistic (possibly it’s the sunshine), but nevertheless we would be delusional to ignore further flow on effects.