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  • At the start of each year we sit down and take a look at where we are at, where we want to be at the end of 2011 and our long-term goals.   During this process nothing is taken for granted everything and anything is up for scrutiny. One of the questions we ask every year is “why would you want to put in place a long-term customer experience strategy”?.  
    Article - 2011-01-22 11:00
  • The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand has elected Catherine Taylor, Group Manager, People and Business Services for Kiwibank as its new president. Ms Taylor, who takes over from Kristen Cooper, says establishing human resources professionals as “respected and valued business partners” is one of her a key goals in the new position. A multi-award-winning HR professional, Ms Taylor has worked with Kiwibank since its inception following an impressive career with employers such as the Reserve Bank, Mitsubishi, Sun Alliance and Land Information New Zealand.
    Article - 2011-03-15 11:46
  • Recruitment can be as challenging for employees as it is for employers when considering the difficulty of striking the right balance between skills, qualifications, experience, remuneration and competencies. Having the right set of processes and templates is one of the important steps in the recruitment mechanism for any business. While it may not guarantee a perfect outcome, it can simplify the course of action and provide a desirable result.
    Article - 2011-04-14 12:44
  • More than half of New Zealand businesses have rehired former employees (or boomerang employees) because they rate them as higher performers, according to Hudson research released today. The report, The Boomerang Phenomenon: Taking Flight in the New Economy, was based on research of over 1,000 businesses throughout New Zealand, as well as roundtable discussions with representatives from New Zealand businesses. The research shows that nine out of ten employers surveyed rated the performance of boomerang employees as above average.
    Article - 2011-04-27 11:21
  • The importance and benefits of re-hiring former employees have been highlighted in a research report released recently. More than half of New Zealand businesses have rehired former employees (or boomerang employees) because they rate them as higher performers, according to a Hudson research. The report, ‘The Boomerang Phenomenon: Taking Flight in the New Economy’, was based on research of over 1,000 businesses throughout New Zealand, as well as roundtable discussions with representatives from New Zealand businesses.
    Article - 2011-04-28 11:21
  • The labour market looks set to strengthen according to the Household Labour Force Survey results, says Paul Robinson, General Manager of leading recruitment and HR services specialist, Randstad. According to Statistics New Zealand, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 6.6 percent in the March 2011 quarter. “The fall in the unemployment figures to 6.6 percent is welcome, but it’s important that organisations prepare themselves for a slow return to normality both from a hiring and retention point of view.
    Article - 2011-05-05 16:24
  • The latest Jobs Online index shows steady growth in vacancies advertised online in the three months to May, driven by strong growth in demand for skilled workers in Canterbury. Overall, online vacancies increased by 2.3% between February and May 2011 and skilled vacancies were 1.9% higher. Skilled vacancies in Canterbury rose 12.6% between February and May 2011, with construction and engineering showing large increases.
    Article - 2011-06-16 00:00
  • Department of Labour research shows a positive relationship between population density and expenditure on research and development, and business productivity. The relationship is stronger for small firms and new firms.
    Article - 2011-06-30 18:00
  • Technology offers employers, recruiters and hiring managers powerful new recruitment tools, but the pace of change can be an obstacle and face-to-face methods need to remain central to the process, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand. According to the recruiter, many organisations rushed to incorporate social media in their recruitment process, even if they were not sure how to put their new tools to effective use.
    Article - 2011-07-18 19:00
  • The number of job vacancies advertised online continued to grow in June, according to the latest Jobs Online index. Overall, online vacancies increased by 2.3% in June 2011, compared to May 2011, and skilled vacancies went up by 1.5%. “This shows that employment prospects are continuing to improve,” says the Department of Labour’s Head of Research and Analysis, Vasantha Krishnan.
    Article - 2011-07-19 19:00