Saturday, 24 June 2017

how to identify your recruitment channels

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

There are a number of ways to advertise a new role in your business, but if you want the best results then you need to really decide which channels will work best for you. Advertising usually comes at a price and so it’s a good idea to ... read more

Thursday, 22 June 2017

how to scale up from a startup: becoming the success story

Tags: Recruitment Advice, technologies, Workforce Planning

Every entrepreneur has the ability to transform a business from a humble startup to a corporate enterprise.   In most cases, if you have the drive to set up a startup - then you already have the key to success.  Take Xero founder Rod ... read more

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

6 things employers don’t do that leads to employees leaving

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Managers are always complaining about great employees leaving, but why do great employees really leave?  You may not realise it, but a large number of employees leave because of their manager. There are a number of things that managers do to ... read more

Monday, 19 June 2017

Randstad Tech & Touch event: Creative HQ’s Stefan Korn on exponential disruption

Tags: technologies

Stefan Korn, CEO and founder of Creative HQ, headed up Randstad’s premier Tech & Touch event for 2017. The Randstad Tech & Touch event series brings together experts across the tech industry in New Zealand to analyse the confluence ... read more

Thursday, 15 June 2017

how to set up a competency framework

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

A competency framework is the best and most comprehensive way to define a role and an organisation’s setup – including responsibilities and skills.  Competency frameworks originally measured the behaviours or ‘soft ... read more

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

artificial intelligence: where do humans fit in?

Tags: technologies, Workforce Planning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic for a number of years now. But for all of the reassurance out there, there is still a lot of concern about whether or not humans are risk of AI replacing their jobs. Elon Musk has predicted this ... read more

Friday, 9 June 2017

Corporate social responsibility and workplace diversity – growing the workforce of the future

Tags: Productivity & Performance, sustainability, technologies, Workforce Planning

Account Manager at the Ministry of Social Development within the Employer Services unit Grayson Zhang tells us about the skills shortage in NZ and how this could be a catalyst for creating new opportunities for our disadvantaged communities. It's ... read more

Friday, 9 June 2017

writing job and person specifications

Tags: Human Resources

There are two types of “specifications” you need when you are sourcing the perfect candidate – a job specification and a person specification. Whatever your business size, having these specifications makes your job a lot easier. It ... read more

Thursday, 1 June 2017

how to prepare for recruitment

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

Preparing to recruit starts by looking at the role you want to fill, particularly if it has already been filled before. If it has been filled you might consider an "exit interview" for the current employee (read more about how to run an exit ... read more

Monday, 29 May 2017

what makes a great UX designer?

Tags: IT, technologies

What makes one UX designer standout? How can you hire the right designer for your business? While it isn’t a science, we’ve got some insights for you. As with most things, a great UX designer is subjective. Business needs can vary ... read more

Friday, 26 May 2017

how to target the passive candidate

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Recruitment Advice

First of all, who is a passive candidate? A passive candidate is someone who isn’t actively seeking work but has the skills and potential to be a great employee and might be open for offers.    New Zealand, has a large pool of ... read more

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Press release: Air New Zealand voted New Zealand’s Most Attractive Employer

Tags: Employer Branding, Press Release

Air New Zealand took out the top accolade, winning the Randstad Award for the Most Attractive Employer at the annual Randstad Award event held at The Orange in Auckland on 4 May 2017.  Last year’s winner, The Department of Conservation ... read more

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

the technology invasion: how to prevent “technostress” in the workplace

Tags: technologies

Technology has officially invaded our personal and work lives. And, as a result, people who interact with complex technologies on a daily basis often suffer with something called “technostress”. CIOs and other high level employees are ... read more

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

how to use technology to maximise your talent strategy

Tags: Employer Branding, IT, sustainability

With the emergence of new technologies, some employers need to take another look at their online company brand. This could be anything from their LinkedIn presence to their digital branding.  Today’s social media autonomy means that ... read more

Friday, 19 May 2017

how to attract the right talent with the right benefits

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Talent Resources

While pay is still one of the most important factors when it comes to attracting the best talent, it also takes a lot more than money to keep employees fully satisfied.  Offering bespoke benefit schemes, flexible working and reward packages ... read more

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

why human touch and tech make the perfect recruitment marriage

Tags: technologies

Technology has transformed the way we recruit. The use of automated recruitment tools has increased exponentially, allowing hiring managers and recruiters to process large amounts of candidate data at the click of a button.  We know that ... read more

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

recruiting in challenging times

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Recruitment Advice

For our next series of HR content we will be focusing on recruitment strategy - how to source and find the right candidates. We will be posting tips and tricks on how to source and attract the best talent to your business, with “how to” ... read more

Thursday, 11 May 2017

why keeping IT employees has never been more important — or more difficult

Tags: Attraction & Retention, IT, technologies

New employees always come with a high price tag. In fact, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study found that replacing a salaried employee costs between six to nine months’ salary on average. And when it comes to IT recruitment ... read more

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

internal HR and recruiters – the dream team

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Do you work in a human resources department? If so, you are probably already aware of the debate between whether or not you should recruit for jobs internally or enlist the help of a recruitment company. It’s an age-old debate, and there are ... read more

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

the top 10 talent trends for 2017 to help your business evolve in the post-digital age

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Workforce Insights

The Randstad Sourcelight Talent Trends Report 2017 asked more than 400 market leaders across global organisations about the challenges they face in an ever-changing workplace. The key findings found that human capital leaders are primarily concerned ... read more