Auckland recruiter Jobmedia has elevated staffers Anna Barker & Abbey Carter to the board of the company, alongside Barb Bowie & Michael Bowie.
Here’s their release, issued yesterday: “Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Or translated into English, The more things change, the more they stay the same. This proverb came from the French philosopher Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in January 1849. He made the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
“So what you ask, has this got to do with Jobmedia? Well, while they may not exactly be turbulent, things have changed at Jobmedia. But for you, Jobmedia remains the same. It’s been a busy start to 2012 for everyone at Jobmedia and some important decisions have been made. To list some of the significant ones:
- “Ownership of Jobmedia has changed. Abbey and Anna are now Shareholders and Directors of the new company, Jobmedia Ltd. From your point of view, there will be no change. It will still be the same Jobmedia.
- We have moved – not far – from 142 Broadway to 160 Broadway to be exact. Same people, just a different location. But it does provide us with an environment where we can entertain you, with a coffee or a wine, depending on the hour you arrive.
- Responsibilities at Jobmedia haven’t changed. Abbey will still manage our Media Owner clients, Anna the Media Agencies and Michael the Suiting Agencies. As for Barb, she remains the cement that maintains the status quo!
“We have spent considerable resource, both in time and money, to improve our database technology, website and mobile phone applications, so that we can provide you with the best and most suitable candidates to meet your individual needs.
“We are excited by the time ahead. We know we have the best team and with the changes we have made, believe we can provide you with the best service.
“The bottom line, however, is that from your perspective, things have not changed. The relationship you already have with Abbey, Anna, Barb and Michael remains undiminished. We look forward to this relationship continuing in the future.”