Attract and keep great staff: Tips for making your role and business appealing

In today’s tight employment market, attracting and keeping staff is critical to business success. If you’re a small business you might have limited resources and you want your best staff to work for you, not the competition. Veteran employees are highly valuable in knowledge and skills – and the wrong people can cost you time…

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The future of recruiting with AI and automation

How we’re going to find the right balance The disruption and advancement of technology are hot topics of conversation for most industries. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, recruitment is no exception. In fact, the future is still a little unclear around just how much of a role technology will play in…

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Temporary staff: A successful resourcing strategy

Temporary staff can be beneficial to businesses, going well beyond cover for when someone is sick or on holiday. In fact, planning to use temps can be a successful resourcing strategy for a variety of situations. Here are just two situations where Eclipse was able to help clients with their temporary staff needs. Customer Service –…

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Temps to the rescue!

Lisa Hill, Managing Director of Eclipse Recruitment, explains the benefits of utilising temporary employees in your business. During periods of rapid change, or at certain times of the year, an ideal way to alleviate pressure quickly when you need additional, specialised support to cover existing roles, is with temporary staff. Some may think it takes…

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Women in Business: Interview with Leanne and Renate

By Anna van den Berg, Recruitment Administrator and Communications Assistant Last month, the Eclipse team were among those who had the privilege of attending the North Harbour Business Women in Business event with keynote speaker, Paula Bennett. After the event, I caught up with Leanne Wallace, senior consultant at Eclipse Recruitment, and Renate Molloy from…

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Replaced by robots? How the shape of tomorrow’s workforce should influence today’s hiring decisions

We’ve all heard the warnings: the robots are coming to take our jobs. Or are they? The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology has sparked fear in some industries that roles will be made redundant. While it’s true that technology is increasingly automating tasks and taking over many repetitive roles, technology in fact has…

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Cover letters – yes or no?

Do people still read cover letters? Are they relevant today or a tradition from the past? We believe there is a place for cover letters. Cover letters make a lot of sense Many years ago when CVs were printed and posted – it was the introduction to the CV. However, now that CVs are sent…

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Recruitment market update – July 2018

After recent media reports about lower business confidence, we are pleased to note that it has been another busy quarter here at Eclipse. Being in the recruitment industry, we do tend to gain an insight into how businesses are faring and currently we are seeing both new roles being created and existing roles being replaced….

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Hire for attitude, train for skill?

At Eclipse, when a client calls us to say they have a vacant role we always go into their office to take a detailed job brief. We start by asking about the company, team, culture and management. We then cover off in detail what the role entails, and then move on to the skills and…

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Parental leave – recap of the law and tips to manage maternity contracts

With the extension of paid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks now in force (from 1 July 2018 – and plans to extend to 26 weeks by 2020), we thought it was timely to talk about managing your recruitment strategy for maternity leave contracts. Firstly, a recap of key aspects to the law (there…

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