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What Warren Buffett Can Teach Us About Recruiting

Legendary investor and business magnate Warren Buffett amassed a fortune of over $80 billion by understanding the true potential of his investments. OCG Wellington’s James Brodey talks about what Buffett’s philosophy can teach us about recruiting, here.

The Importance of Reference Checking

There appears to be a growing number of people in the recruitment industry who believe reference checks to be a waste of time. A view that OCG Consulting Manager, Paul O’Donovan, couldn’t be more opposed to. Find out why time spent checking references is time invested wisely, here.

Is Culture Fit Making Way for Culture Add?

Hiring for culture fit is quickly becoming the top priority for many organisations, but is this focus making them miss out on top quality candidates? We take a look at why hiring for culture add could be the key to building diverse, high-performing teams.

Why It's Not Worth Tampering with Your CV

If anybody’s been following sports news recently, specifically in cricket, they’ll know why it’s not a good idea to tamper with things. That includes your CV. OCG’s Pete Dallimore tells us why lying on your CV just isn’t worth it, here.

When is the Best Time to Speak to a Recruiter?

Are you unhappy with your job and needing a change? OCG’s Mate Glamuzina explains how to best utilise a Recruitment Consultant to find a job that is more professionally satisfying than your current one.

AI’s Impact on Recruitment? Yeah, Nah.

With the recruitment landscape in a constant flux of change, AI has caused quite the stir in recent times. OCG's Pete Dallimore discusses why AI will never replace our jobs as recruiters.

Recruitment in a Post Neo-Liberal Economy

With NZ's unemployment rate sitting at pre-recession levels, candidates are more in demand than ever before. OCG's Tom McMorran assesses why, in a post-neo liberal economy, speed and efficiency is key to your next hire.

Climbing Mount Everest Barefoot

OCG Consultant, Mate Glamuzina, is taking part in the Mount Everest Challenge this year, climbing Mt. Maunganui 38 times in 50 days to raise money for the Waipuna Hospice – and he’s doing it barefoot! Mate collected his thoughts on how he was inspired by Kiwi adventurer, Mike Allsop, and the importance of goal-setting, here.

What Impact has the Election and Change of Government had on Hiring Intentions?

Last year's election brought about a change of government, and a change of approach from businesses along with it. OCG Wellington General Manager, Shane Mackay, assesses the reaction from both the public and private sectors in regards to hiring, here.

Dream of Gamification

Psychometric assessments are a key way for employers to find out more information about the people they’re looking to hire, but what used to be a long, multiple-choice test, has now transformed thanks to technology. OCG’s resident Organisational Psychologist, Amanda Hamilton, weighs in.

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