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Newsflash! This is where we tell you about the new and exciting things happening at Potentia, as well as keep you up to date with Information and Communications Technology advice and articles.
“If you have to eat a frog, eat the frog for breakfast” – find out how Josh lives by this quote.
Josh Comrie, Managing Director of Potentia talks about “The money question”. So how much should you pay someone?
Julian Lambert, Principal Consultant at Potentia talks about one of his biggest failures that brought him to success, which was in fact at his first job interview to be a recruiter.
We would like to welcome Abinesh Krishan to Potentia as the Client Strategy Director. Abinesh has significant knowledge, experience and networks across the ICT domain and the health sector gained through his most recent role as the Commercial Manager at Health Benefits Limited and from over seven years of senior leadership tenure at healthAlliance. In his protracted time in the technology business, Abinesh has traversed the various specialities in ICT – from Programme Management to Application and Infrastructure Support and Management in large and complex entities.
We would like to welcome our two new starters Nicole Kemp and Tammi Watson.
Nicole has joined Potentia as the new Receptionist/ Administrator. Nicole recently moved to Auckland from the Waikato where she gained over five years’ experience in administration and reception work. View Nicole’s staff profile.
Tammi has worked in the Auckland recruitment market for the past two years and will be joining our Permanent recruitment team as a Consultant. Tammi is looking forward to moving into ICT recruitment and developing long lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. View Tammi’s staff profile.
We are really excited to welcome both individuals to the Potentia team!
2014 Year in Review
2014's Hiring Activity (our observations)
2014's Talent Pool
2015 and what it holds
It was a very interesting year across the technology landscape in New Zealand. We've had a range of forces at play, that at times threatened to derail the strong (or rockstar according to HSBC Economist Paul Bloxham) New Zealand economy. Nevertheless, as I write this I'm pleased to say that they didn't. In this year’s review, I’ll reflect on each of these separate forces and then relate it back to the talent market where possible.
We are delighted to announce De Paul House as the recipients of the $10,000 Unsung Heroes grant!
The donation will go a long way to help furnish and prepare the three new emergency residential units that De Paul House have recently completed building. The staff, manager and board of De Paul House were overwhelmed to receive the grant. “De Paul House is truly grateful for this Christmas blessing and will multiply ten to hundred fold in so many ways; helping De Paul House families and their children.”
Last night at two black-tie ceremonies, one in Singapore and the other in Auckland, New Zealand Recruitment Consultancy Potentia was announced as a winner in two prestigious awards: The AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards and the Global Recruiter (Asia Pacific) Industry Awards - Best Specialist Recruitment Business. This is the first time a New Zealand recruitment business has won either award.
Tweets by @PotentiaNZ
“I've seen a number of agencies over the past few weeks. Nikita is by far the most proactive in providing feedback and putting roles before me. I'm used to the Wellington market, where agencies are really prompt with candidates, and I was surprised that in Auckland it's quite the opposite. Most agencies just don't seem to want to attract talent. With Nikita it was a refreshing change to deal with, someone who is working hard to find me a suitable role.”
- C. Brent Lewis (candidate feedback on Nikita Brown)
“Patrick is a down to earth recruitment consultant who delivers well to our needs. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Potentia.”
- Client feedback on Patrick Cairns
“What an inspirational and thought provoking article. It has made me reflect on my own life, my goals and what I want to achieve this year and beyond, with some great pointers to get me started as well. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this.”
- Amorita Maharaj (feedback on Josh Comrie's Potentia blog post: Get SMART – why people with goals succeed)
“Joe did a great job of understanding our needs and put some strong candidates in front of us.”
- Client feedback on Joe Vaughan