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  • Interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills are highly valued soft skills, yet jobseekers often overlook their importance when applying for their next role, says recruiting experts Hays. “Candidates tend to focus on the technical or hard skills required for a role and brush over the soft skills components of an employer’s wish list,” says Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand.
    Article - 2011-07-25 22:00
  • Current recruitment procedures are failing New Zealand businesses resulting in inadequate hires and a lack of high performers, according to a Hudson 20:20 Series white paper entitled Next Generation Recruitment: Battle Strategies for the Talent War. The numbers paint a bleak picture for employers. Of every 10 employees four are not good hires, eight aren’t engaged in their work and six are actively seeking new employment. Not only is the work force restless, but more than half of businesses report being under-resourced.
    Article - 2011-08-23 11:00
  • Over 62% of New Zealand employees surveyed believe that their current employer values work-life balance with only 7.7% stating that they do not, according to the second edition of the Employee Insights Survey conducted by leading international recruitment consultancy Robert Walters this year.
    Article - 2011-09-14 22:00
  • The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online continued to grow in August, according to the latest analysis by the Labour and Immigration Research Centre, a service of the Department of Labour. The latest results from the Department’s Jobs Online shows that skilled job vacancies increased in most regions, in most industries and in all major occupation groups in August. “These results indicate that employment prospects are improving as demand for skilled labour increases,” says Dr Dafydd Davies, Manager of Labour Market Analysis for the Department of Labour.
    Article - 2011-09-28 19:00
  • Job ads increased by 9.3% year on year in 2011, according to new data released by www.seek.co.nz today. This nationwide rise in the SEEK New Job Ad Index spells a positive close to last year’s job market. “After a positive 2010, continued growth in new jobs over the last 12 months is an encouraging sign of a strengthening labour market,” says Janet Faulding, General Manager of SEEK New Zealand.
    Article - 2012-01-17 12:00
  • Salary expectations are a growing source of tension between businesses and employees, according to Hudson’s Salary and Employment Insights 2012 series of reports1. “Employers are under pressure to simultaneously improve the quality of their hires and control the cost of these hires – they need valuable employees to take the business forward, but not at any cost,” says Roman Rogers, Executive General Manager, Hudson New Zealand.
    Article - 2012-02-13 09:00
  • Right now businesses need to be seriously planning how they will profitably grow in 2012
    Article - 2012-02-26 14:00
  • As a good business is a busy business, all-too-often we’re too busy to recruit new staff ourselves. However, sometimes it pays to take the hands-on approach. Tanya Gray explores the pros and cons associated with utilising the services of a recruitment consultant: The Pros 1. It saves you time and time is money. Isn’t your time and that of your employees better spent on performing functions which focus on your core business and your area of expertise?
    Article - 2012-05-10 16:41
  • Hiring intentions remain steady while employers await consistent signs of growth Auckland, New Zealand - 27 July 2012 - While seven out of 10 employers are feeling optimistic about the economy, the majority are keeping staffing levels steady until they see sufficient signs that the economy is on an upward trajectory, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends. Three out of 10 employers intend to increase permanent headcount during the forthcoming quarter which is consistent with the previous quarter.
    Article - 2012-07-27 12:11