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Recruitment works its relevance into every industry, and our insights can give you the edge, the inside running, and plenty of food for thought throughout your job search. Fancy finding out how to manage the millennials on your team, ways to integrate your contractors, or the how to answer those curly interview questions? We provide market insights into our areas of expertise, ideas to be the best employer you can be, and hints to smash it out of the park with the best CV in town. If you’re always looking to evolve, then you should be keeping up with what we’ve got to say.

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The history of Franklin Smith

The history of Franklin Smith

Franklin Smith Managing Director Regan Higgins had long-held plans to do recruitment consultancy his way. His experience in the industry came through years of working for a behemoth of a multinational, then a collaborative effort on a homegrown local firm. Both...

The Best Answers To Common Interview Questions

The Best Answers To Common Interview Questions

There are many potential questions that can make their way into a job interview, but you have a finite number of chances to reply to them with a stonking great answer. When it comes to all job interview questions, preparation is the key. But posing a common question...

Are you online interview ready?

Are you online interview ready?

Face to face interaction will never die, but this curveball of a year has seen everything we once considered crucial to our working day (and every other day besides) get thrown on its ear. Lockdown is over for now, but with social distancing and geographic spread, the...

Work-Life Balance In The COVID Age

Work-Life Balance In The COVID Age

The COVID-19 pandemic has really flipped the concept of balance as we know it on its head. Work has now seeped so dramatically into the home environment, is work-life balance even a practical consideration anymore? Always. Balance is more important than ever, and...

Multi-million dollar housing stimulus pack

Multi-million dollar housing stimulus pack

Recently announced financial stimulus for the housing and construction sector could give a positive future to projects that might have otherwise been hanging in the balance. The announcement of the new Residential Development Response Fund in support of housing and...

Time to consider a trade

Time to consider a trade

In recent months the government announced a hugely important commitment to apprenticeships, signalling a change to the historically poor investment in this area in comparison to the support provided to tertiary study. The 2020 Budget allocated $1.6 billion to trades...

The post lockdown ‘catch up’ and looking ahead

The post lockdown ‘catch up’ and looking ahead

Several days ago a joint media release from Infrastructure New Zealand, Civil Contractors New Zealand, and Association of Consulting and Engineering New Zealand (you can read this here: https://infrastructure.org.nz/media/9114871) caught my attention. I wanted to...

So you want to be a broker?

So you want to be a broker?

A slow job market can provide the perfect opportunity to make that career change you have been considering for some time. If you are one of the many that were in the regrettable position of being made redundant during lockdown, now might be the time to move into a...

Tips To Landing A Job In Construction In The Current Climate

Tips To Landing A Job In Construction In The Current Climate

As we find ourselves adjusting to the ‘new normal’ post lock-down, an increased number of candidates have found themselves in the position of needing to find a new role within the Auckland Construction market. For some, this maybe a daunting and unfamiliar position...

Nz Construction Industry & Finding Work

Nz Construction Industry & Finding Work

Auckland Construction continues to build momentum but it may take a period of time to reach the levels we saw pre-Covid 19. We are expecting to see a rapid rise in the construction industry as sites across the country come back online and ramp back up into full swing....

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