New Zealand is a long way behind the rest of the world in terms of recruitment methods and technology.
There has however been a noticeable move away from traditional recruiting towards moving the process in-house as a result of the recession. But this has put extreme pressure on the internal human resources teams that have been charged to take over this recruitment process - usually without extra staff.
These are the types of clients that I generally visit.
I am continually surprised by the number of large corporates that do not have an applicant tracking system to take away so much of the administration time in managing the recruitment process. I can understand that there is usually an associated capital expenditure freeze that goes along with this type of top down cost saving directive but there are options:
A recent proposal that we made to a large corporate saw them saving over $100,000 per year in time savings just through using our applicant tracking system.
Options in low cost recruitment services include QJumpers services but there are others around. I am surprised at how few there are in New Zealand because this is what the market is screaming for. Take a read of this article by Mark Jones that I found on recruitersite.co.uk to see what is happenning in the UK. I find that New Zealand is generally about three years behind the UK in terms of recruitment trends and probably 5 years behind the US.
So don't think that there isn't any way you can afford to do anything about your recruitment processes. Start looking. You will be surprised at what you find.