But put up your hand up if you think you’d want to absorb that recruitment activity into your daily responsibilities – because someone will have to. You will now have quite a lot of admin to do and will need to understand NZ employment law. You will search every nook and cranny for candidates; write creative ads, placing them appropriately in the right categories; read CVs and shortlist, field calls and applications from the unqualified/the non-compos mentis, and the hard to understand; explain your role multiple times, ‘sell’ your business, compete with other businesses for the same talent; more admin, chase verbal references in the UK…late at night; chase around of the candidates you thought you had. Communicate to all who interviewed, say “no” to the 2nd-best who’s a great candidate and really wants the job…and make an offer sometimes to have it declined and start the whole process again.
Come on then – a show of hands….
(Thanks to Alicia Vroegop for these wonderful words!).