New Zealand Police is on a mission to attract new recruits with an entertaining campaign by Ogilvy & Mather exploring the diversity of the force and its understanding of all communities.
Earlier this month, a young Auckland professional made headlines for using Facebook to try and land his dream job. Edward McKnight used ads on the social media site to target ASB staff as a way of applying for the role of youth and innovation sponsorship manager at the bank. And while McKnight has yet to be offered a job at ASB, it’s a sign that the traditional recruitment process of sending in a CV and crossing your fingers may be in need of a shake-up. Hoping to do just that is the new recruitment platform PreviewMe. Set to have its beta version go live early next month, the website hopes to reduce the pain points of both candidates and employers by introducing video to the recruitment process.
DDB may have a bit less work on with Wattie’s, but it’s getting geared up for the arrival of Westpac in about three months, and it’s announced a few of the anticipated hires, with three experienced campaigners joining the team: art director Toby Morris, planning director Rupert Price and group account director Cath Bosson.
2011 was a big year for Adshel, with the Rugby World Cup helping to fill the coffers, the return of the Adshel Rally afer a long hiatus and the departure of Australian-based chief executive Steve McCarthy and marketing director Elvira Lodewick. And it’s keeping the changes coming in 2012, with a restructure of the local office that has seen sales director Nick Vile promoted to the role of general manager for New Zealand.
You may have noticed a few pictures of Special Group’s flash new Drake St offices gracing the homepage of StopPress last week when it was helping to edit the site as part of our Hog the Blog Axis prize. And the 16th fastest growing company in New Zealand/Creative hotshop nominee has recently added a few humans to help fill those flash offices up, with Hilary Cootes being promoted to the role of general manager, Nigel Sutton and Rahat Chaudry joining as head of production and strategic planner respectively, and Claire Beatson returning from maternity leave.
Hudson has released its latest salary and employment insights document for 2012. And, with modest optimistic hiring intentions across the sales, marketing and communications (SMC) profession in both Australia and New Zealand, it’s picking plenty of competition in the quest for talent this year.
After a few years of quiet on the Y&R NZ front, it’s been pretty much all good news recently, with a host of new accounts locked in and some big creative hires to brag about. And it’s continued down that positive track by naming Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington’s associate creative director Scott Henderson as its creative director in Wellington.
It seems the allure of working sky-high for the Emirates Airline is being hotly pursued by thousands of wanting candidates. The airline recently experienced one of its highest turnouts of cabin crew hopefuls in Madrid. The recruitment drive is in support of the airlines first passenger flights from Dubai to …
Despite the widely held consensus that the economy is beginning to recover, the effects of recent redundancies and higher levels of unemployment continue to make the sales and marketing job market extremely competitive. And gaining access to leading recruitment resources is crucial for job seekers and employers to find the right position or candidate.
Could spring winds finally be blowing to a marketing budget near you?
Recruiters in the marketing and communications industries are cautiously welcoming a ‘green shoots’ style recovery, lending credence to yesterday’s National Bank survey which claims record boosts in Kiwi business confidence.
The optimism is in stark contrast to …