Salt New Zealand supports Eat My Lunch

When our new global CSR program was launched it was time to up our commitment and join the volunteer team.

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Salt New Zealand supports Eat My Lunch

Australia- It's more than a beach

Australia is a fantastic place to live; great beaches, exotic wildlife, blue skies and amazing places to visit. It's also an absolute pioneer in technical modernisation. 

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Australia- It's more than a beach

IOT, AI and Security - The Inseparable Trio

As an increasing number of our clients are looking at and making true commercial ventures into the world of the IOT two topics are never far behind: AI and Security.

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IOT, AI and Security - The Inseparable Trio

“Damn robots, coming over here and taking our jobs!”

This seems to be the overarching fear of technology, tapping into our inner fears of job security and to a large extent, not entirely unfounded – and certainly nothing new.

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“Damn robots, coming over here and taking our jobs!”

Coaching for greatness

There is no denying that the world of recruitment is certainly changing. We are seeing more and more sophisticated tools out there that “mine” cyber-space for candidate details. This has led to heaps of doom-mongers taking perverse pleasure in predicting the death of our beloved industry.

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Coaching for greatness

Are you competitive?

Competition in the workplace can be a positive thing for many reasons however competition can have its disadvantages too.

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Are you competitive?

Reason #45 - Why I love recruitment. Candidates!

To be fair, I plucked that number out of thin air, otherwise you may be asking yourself… “What are the other 44 reasons that are better”?

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Reason #45 - Why I love recruitment. Candidates!

Promote the talent/Sell the dream

Recruitment can be a tricky old game with lots of moving parts. When you’re involved in two way selling any party can change their mind at any time. It’s vital that you control the process throughout and are asking those difficult questions that will unearth any major concerns before it’s too late.

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Promote the talent/Sell the dream

A little praise, really does go a long way!

The benefits of giving praise, range far and wide and send out nothing but positive energy in my experience. 

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A little praise, really does go a long way!

Are you effective in your role?

Do you sometimes feel at the end of a busy day that you have not achieved anything? I know that I often wonder after running from meeting to meeting how productive I sometimes am in my role.

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Are you effective in your role?

Takeaways from the 2017 Digital Day Out!

Last week I went with a couple of colleagues to the Marketing Association’s annual ‘Digital Day Out’, and it was a full day of head-imploding info on some amazing tech, as well as insights into how that tech is being used for marketing and other consumer innovations. I’ll give you the briefest overview I can, as a taster!

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Takeaways from the 2017 Digital Day Out!

First impressions

As recruiters, first impression hiring is not a beneficial way of selecting the right candidate for the job.

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First impressions

Moving to Sydney…. what are you waiting for?

Having made the move from the UK several years ago I have enjoyed the many thrills, spills and chills of recruiting in the southern hemisphere. It’s certainly been an exciting journey and there are few things I know now that I wish I’d known back then.

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Moving to Sydney…. what are you waiting for?

Marketing Recruitment - view from my desk

The question “what’s happening on the market” is a question that isn’t unique to any one sector. For example both client and candidates ask this, the person I met in the coffee queue, the barista, my colleagues in different divisions, my boss (hi Ange) and everyone in between. Even my mum asks this question would you believe!

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Marketing Recruitment - view from my desk

Un-manage your leisure time!

How do you unwind after a busy day? By Monday morning are you totally relaxed and ready for the week or do you feel you’ve carried on at the same pace over the weekend?

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Un-manage your leisure time!

The Digital CEO

Interesting article about how the modern CEO role is having to change and become digitally focused. 

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The Digital CEO

Job seekers - You're doing it wrong!

I want to touch on some basics.  The easy stuff, 1-0-1 fundamentals of how to get a job like a boss.  And it shouldn’t take long.

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Job seekers - You're doing it wrong!

Keeping up the pace...

I often hear "I don't have time to exercise!' (sometimes from my own lips) but like the art of sneaking vegetables into a kids meal there's a way to get sneak some cardio in  your office routine without realising you're doing yourself some good.

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Keeping up the pace...

Knowledge is power!

We've all been there, spending all day making business development calls to no avail. Then finally you strike gold and that client you have been trying to get hold of since last year has a requirement, and they are grateful for your help!

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Knowledge is power!

Are you into game playing?

So, we know that the concept of linking gamification to improving employee wellness that has taken shape over recent years, the idea of walking 10,000 steps a day and beating your colleagues to health but now a new development around this concept has got me intrigued.

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Are you into game playing?

Autocorrect, spellcheck and attention to ‘deatail’

Enjoy our latest blog by Brain White over your next ‘covfefe’ break ;-) 

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Autocorrect, spellcheck and attention to ‘deatail’

New Zealand's Digital Future

It is great to see that New Zealand's leading tech organisations have put together a manifesto of NZ's Digital Future. 

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New Zealand's Digital Future

Committed for Life!

Whether you are the lawyer, the baker, the candle stick maker if your industry has a governing body get committed for life, it’s worth it.

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Committed for Life!

Mindfulness – are you present?

Can you remember the last time you truly paid attention, total focus with this very moment?

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Mindfulness – are you present?

Local touch & global reach

Living in Sydney is fantastic. We have beautiful weather, awesome scenery and some of the world’s greatest restaurants, it's truly is an amazing place to live, work and play.

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Local touch & global reach

The Recruitment Gods. Ignore them at your own peril!

The recruitment gods may shine on you one day and hail down the next or throw some client/candidate curveball. 

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The Recruitment Gods. Ignore them at your own peril!

Take it easy, you've got this - let's talk about it.

Whilst taking the brief for the role I was recruiting, he said to me “Brad, one in three New Zealanders experiences some form of mental health”.  “So when you are sitting there having a beer with your two mates, you look to the left and ask yourself, is it him and to your right… is it him?”  “If it isn’t, it is most likely you”. 

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Take it easy, you've got this - let's talk about it.

Standing to attention

Working in recruitment, I can find myself dashing from a meeting with a new start-up, to seeing a candidate who’s about to get their dream role, to a catch-up with my team. The job keeps you on your toes.  

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Standing to attention

Netflix for Networking?

Whenever I ride in a taxi, 8/10 times the driver will ask me about what I thought of the rugby, or cricket, and I sheepishly admit I rarely watch sport.

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Netflix for Networking?

Workplace Diversity

A client this week from a relatively small NZ service business asked me what's Salt's approach to "Workplace diversity" and it struck me how aware NZ business has become on this issue over recent years.

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Workplace Diversity

Become a creative middle manager in a megacity

As we stand at the precipice of the impending digital revolution there are a lot of articles about the impact future technology will have.  Read More »
Become a creative middle manager in a megacity

‘Digital’ and ‘Content’– buzzwords that must die?

What is digital exactly? And what exactly is content? Both words vary so wildly depending on the context – for some ‘digital’ means if it’s on a screen… its digital. For others, ‘digital’ may mean an in-depth knowledge of coding and analysing data or deeper into the realm of ‘ones and zeroes’ where we need a translator (enter our tech team).

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‘Digital’ and ‘Content’– buzzwords that must die?

Mind your manners

Manners - do they define a person and a company? After what seems another long weekend of constantly reminding my children to use their manners and to treat people how they would like to be treated, I have begun to wonder how often these fundamental courtesies in our own workplace environment are lost. 

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Mind your manners

Technology driving health

Working for Salt has given me the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative companies operating in Australia.

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Technology driving health

New Week = New Hire for Australian team

We are delighted to introduce our newest Sydney team member Sam Philips. Sam joins Salt with extensive knowledge in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Analytics.  After working in Lo...

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New Week = New Hire for Australian team

New hire for Sydney office

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest team member Troy Buffenbarger.  Previously working as part of our London team, Troy has moved to Sydney to continue his career as an internation...

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New hire for Sydney office

Sexism and tech - is it really still an issue in 2017?

Women in tech (and not only) - we want to know what your experience is. Do you think that sexism in tech is still a big issue? If so, what can we do tackle it? 

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Sexism and tech - is it really still an issue in 2017?

New recruits for our New Zealand team

We're delighted to introduce our newest members of the Salt New Zealand team. Brad Steward, our new business development manager and Kate Spittal, our new creative consultant.

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New recruits for our New Zealand team

New Sydney team members

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest team members for the Sydney office Amanda McPheely and Lauren Clark.

Contact our office on 02 8293 5000 to set up a meeting with the team.

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New Sydney team members

The 'Industrial Internet' vs. 'The Internet of Things'

The 'Industrial Internet' falls unequivocally under the umbrella of the 'Internet of Things (IoT)'.  The IoT is a reference to the internetworking of "smart" or "connected" devices (physical dev...

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The 'Industrial Internet' vs. 'The Internet of Things'

Digital in Education

I can’t think of an aspect of our lives that is not being affected by the advances in digital that surround us.  Healthcare, automotive, government and the workplace are all evolving at a rate of change never known before.

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Digital in Education

52 Days to Christmas!

Lets face it, there are 52 days to Christmas and 59 days to 2017. Put simply, time has flown out the window. So let me ask you, how did this year go? There are so many things that are going on, righ...

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52 Days to Christmas!

Powerful Marketing Campaigns

The ability to make a difference and job satisfaction are so closely linked, most people will not remain in a role unless they feel as if they have a sense of purpose. Marketeers you are no different....

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Powerful Marketing Campaigns

10 Tips to transform your creative online portfolio

Whichever point in your design career you may be at, your online portfolio is your professional lifeline. Your portfolio is a physical realisation of ingenuity; therefore you need to nourish it. These...

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10 Tips to transform your creative online portfolio

Sodium Rebrands to Salt Across Australia

Sodium, a leading local recruitment firm specialising in the digital and technical space, is rebranding to align employers and talent across the globe under the Salt brand.

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Sodium Rebrands to Salt Across Australia

Leading Local Recruitment Agency Receives Investment from Global Player

One of New Zealand’s leading recruitment firms, salt, and their Asia Pacific sister company, font, attracts investment from global digital recruitment specialists, also called Salt.


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Leading Local Recruitment Agency Receives Investment from Global Player

Temp and Contractor pay dates over the 2015 festive season

Please note due to the Public Holidays over the Xmas & New Year periods your pay will be in your account 1 day later then usual as follows.

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Temp and Contractor pay dates over the 2015 festive season

Cover letters – do recruiters care?

I’ve seen several discussions recently on social media around the value (or lack thereof) of cover letters and have to admit I sit in the value camp.

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Cover letters – do recruiters care?

The overlooked hiring strategy for your business

For industries with fast-changing demands, be they short-term rotational projects or specific expertise required for one-off projects, making a permanent appointment doesn't always meet the business needs. The skillsets of existing staff don't fit with the scope of certain projects or companies can't afford committing long term to an expert with the industry experience required. This is where salt can help.

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The overlooked hiring strategy for your business

Recruitment in Auckland – boom after bust?

There is confidence in the economy, unemployment numbers are down, vacancy numbers are up and cranes return to the skyline rising like a phoenix to herald a new dawn. Goods times are here again aren't they?  Jacqui Barratt,  company director at salt discusses how we make sure that recruitment is a boom in Auckland.

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Recruitment in Auckland – boom after bust?

How to find your employer of choice

As the name suggest, an ‘Employer of choice’ is essentially an organisation people want to work for – companies whose work conditions, policies and practices are designed to favour the interests of both its customers and employees.

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How to find your employer of choice

Employer Branding - How to win the Talent War

The talent war, which can put so much pressure on existing staff and dampen the growth of companies is becoming more competitive than ever. So how do you attract and retain good talent?

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Employer Branding - How to win the Talent War

Why job titles are not important

Quirky job titles are conversation starters and spice up business cards. They may cause some confusion when it comes to moving on to a new role and figuring out where you fit on the scale of seniority.


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Why job titles are not important

Breaking free of your career plateau

If you wake up each morning to repeated alarm snoozes and a sense of evaporating passion for your current job, it’s high time to make some changes to your mundane work routine.

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Breaking free of your career plateau

Start your job hunt on social media

Firing out a clever cover note and top-notch résumé might be every job seeker’s preferred plan of attack, but they might be missing out on other ways to land the job of their dreams.

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Start your job hunt on social media

Tips for Success

Our director, Jacqui Barratt, shares her tips for success in business, recruitment and life as part of the RCSATV Tips for Success series.

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Tips for Success

19 Things You Should Do On Your First Day of Work

The first day at your new job may be among the most memorable — and perhaps stressful — of your career. You’ve gone through the taxing job search process — spending hours ...

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19 Things You Should Do On Your First Day of Work

Who do you pick to give you a job reference

Who do you pick to give you a job reference? Who you pick to give you a job reference can be the deciding factor in whether you get a job offer or not.  It never fails to surprise me&n...

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Who do you pick to give you a job reference

How to Rehearse for a Job Interview

When it comes to job interviews, preparation is the key to success. Without preparation, you’re going to fail. Some of the most confident candidates crumble after being put under pressure with ...

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How to Rehearse for a Job Interview

Five Reasons to Consider Changing Careers

Ever feel like there has to be more? That there’s a career out there that would better suit your skills, passions, talents, and lifestyle than the one you’re spending your days at now...

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Five Reasons to Consider Changing Careers

Four Organisational Job-Hunting Tricks You Haven’t Tried

GenY’s social media fluency and drive to learn and adapt sets us apart from our older co-workers. We’re the largest generation since the Baby Boomers, and we’re on track to become th...

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Four Organisational Job-Hunting Tricks You Haven’t Tried

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