New Zealand

Engineering, IT and sales are just three of the skills sought by the 48% of employers in New Zealand who say they’ll increase permanent staff levels in the year ahead. According to recruiting experts Hays, vacancy activity will also be evident in operational management, construction, marketing, human resources and...
What will the recruitment market in 2017 bring? According to recruiting experts Hays, jobs growth, flexible headcounts, a digital skills gap, wage pressure for highly-skilled professionals and work-life integration will be key features. Here are Hays’s predictions: Drivers of jobs growth: • Impact of the Kaikoura earthquake: The tragic...
The holidays are coming up which is a great opportunity for employers to look at their employees’ wish list for 2017. Independent research commissioned by specialised recruitment company Robert Half shows Kiwi employees are keener on lifestyle benefits rather than more holidays when thinking about non-financial rewards. When asked...
Independent research commissioned by specialised recruitment company Robert Half shows the duration of the recruitment process has increased over time, particularly within larger organisations. As more than six in ten (61%) New Zealand Human Resources (HR) managers have lost a qualified candidate to another opportunity due to a lengthy...
I have long bemoaned, in true whinging Pom style, Auckland’s lack of infrastructure to handle the rapidly growing population of NZ’s largest city. Traffic in Auckland has gone beyond a joke. Whilst the forests of orange cones festooning our clogged arterial routes suggest a significant game of catch-up is...