Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Employment prospects for young people (18-30) will increase in the next five years according to 74% of Kiwi workers.

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

Employment prospects for young people (18-30) will increase in the next five years according to 74% of Kiwi workers. New research from Randstad, reveals that Kiwis are positive about employment prospects for young people, but less so for the over ... read more

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

human touch still key despite advances in technology

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources, technologies, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

Technology is changing the way we work however face-to-face contact still key says 85% of Kiwi workers Technology is increasingly impacting and changing the way we work, point out 78% of Kiwi respondents in the latest Randstad Workmonitor study. ... read more

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Kiwis not confident money coming their way

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

Entering the New Year less than half of workers expect a bonus or pay rise Kiwi workers are amongst the least confident in the world they will be rewarded for their hard work in 2015 with a pay rise as we start the new ... read more

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

the hottest skills and trends in recruitment for 2016

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights

The new year is always an excellent time to establish your talent priorities for the coming 12 months, and take a look at trends in staffing and recruiting that will be relevant for your organisation so that you can plan ... read more

Monday, 30 November 2015

jobseeker confidence drops as economy faces challenges: Q3 2015

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

Jobseeker confidence has taken a sharp drop in 2015 with the Randstad Mobility Index, easing nine points in the first three quarters of 2015, following signs of challenges in the New Zealand economy.  The Mobility Index, which ... read more

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

education and training services sector less enticing

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights

Sector’s attractiveness continues to drop as stability returns to other sectors New Zealand’s education and training services sector may soon face staff shortages, with potential employees finding the industry less attractive. ... read more

Thursday, 6 August 2015

appeal of public sector drops as economy picks-up

Tags: Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights

Department of Conservation bucks the trend within the public sector As stability returns to many industries in New Zealand, the Public sector is increasingly becoming less appealing to potential employees. The Randstad Award employer branding ... read more

Thursday, 6 August 2015

banking sector remains throughout GFC

Tags: Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights

Sector seen as relatively despite instability overseas New Zealand’s banking and financial sector is well-positioned within the labour market for the coming year, with name awareness and attractiveness, the Randstad Award employer branding ... read more

Thursday, 23 July 2015

the self-employed paradox: vulnerable and happy

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs & the Economy

Randstad has published its flexibility@work 2015 report, including a recent study by prof David G Blanchflower of Dartmouth College on self-employment in the Great Recession of 2008-2014. In most countries self-employment has been decreasing or ... read more

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

construction sector’s staffing shortage has implications

Tags: Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights

In the midst of a construction boom, sector becoming less attractive to staff The construction sector may be unable to capitalise on the industry boom if it doesn’t take measures to attract more potential employees.  In the ... read more

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Randstad CEO calls for focus on skills development to counter mismatch

Tags: Human Resources, Jobs & the Economy

Randstad CEO Jacques van den Broek contributed to the session ‘A New Production Revolution’ at the OECD Forum, held in June 2 & 3 in Paris. Fundamental shifts, such as globalization, political and economic volatility, an aging ... read more

Monday, 2 February 2015

celebrate the year ahead as a team

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

While the summer break is a time to relax, celebrate, re-energise and spend quality time with friends and family, it also provides valuable time to reflect on your job and your career. Is it the right job for you, your skills and ... read more

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

are you taking advantage of commuting recruiting?

Tags: Employer Branding, Human Resources, Jobs & the Economy, Jobs Candidates, Workforce Insights

73% of people agree that the internet is “important or very important in their everyday life” The daily commute provides hiring managers with a captive environment. People travel contained for a specific number of minutes, usually ... read more

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

how competitive is your online talent attraction strategy?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights

60% of digital media time spent on mobile devices A new report published by Comscore last month has shown that mobile and tablet usage has well and truly taken over as our preferred way of interacting with the digital world. Smartphone and tablets ... read more

Monday, 5 January 2015

holiday work: New Zealanders addicted to checking emails over the Christmas holidays

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs & the Economy, Talent Resources, Workmonitor

A survey shows New Zealand employees are among the world’s most addicted to checking work emails during holidays, with over one quarter (26%) of Kiwis planning to monitor their accounts regularly over the Christmas break.  This number ... read more

Monday, 10 November 2014

VIDEO: cautious optimism around Australian Job Market

Tags: Jobs & the Economy

Watch Randstad's Steve Shepherd speak to CNBC about the cautious optimism in the Australian job market. Steve also discusses the increase in full time jobs created as well as the growing importance of the construction, finance and IT sectors. read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

50 is the new 30

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy

Last week the Australian Government provided a $10,000 incentive in the federal budget for employers to hire workers over 50. The Federals Governments own figures show that those over 50 who become unemployed  are most at risk of becoming ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

why increasing the pension age is a business issue

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Recently we have heard a lot of debate about the merits of lifting the Australian pension age. An age that was set in the early 20th century when most workers were not expected to live long enough to collect their pension. However, now as we are ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

thought piece: the looming war for technology talent

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning

Excerpt of thought piece, written by Mark Godfrey, Business Manager, Randstad Technology: The emergence of digital payments as a replacement for cash or cheques is upon us. Payments as a service, is facilitating growth in the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

is the CV dead?

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting, Talent Resources

Although social media is changing the recruitment process, the curriculum vitae is evolving rather than dying out. Go back a few years and the occasional use of colored type was about as racy and outlandish as a CV got. Now we have any number of ... read more