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Kiwi recruiter Alen Levis has spent three years developing mobile-enabled software aimed at helping busy managers, business owners, HR staff and company directors hire new staff from the shop floor. Available now, Levis’ product Haystack is an app which runs on Apple products and internet browsers.

Getting drunk on bourbon at a conference and telling your CEO that the company HR processes are crap isn’t a career advancing move Mandy Johnson recommends. That said, it worked for her. She's distilled her methods into a new book on how to find and keep top talent, and spoke to us about why psychometric tests suck, how gut instinct can be misleading and why great candidates are like great houses.

Rice Consulting isn't afraid of doing things differently. Take the company's blog, which is pretty vocal about the state of the recruitment industry (sample post titles: The Increasing Desperation of Struggling Recruiters; The Age of Recruiter Spam). Or its on-demand recruiting service VRPO, which the founders say blends the human factor with technology and is now looking to crack the SME market.