Thursday, 3 August 2017

finding the right candidates: are you looking in the wrong places?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Social Recruiting, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

How are you currently sourcing your candidates? Are you posting on your website and then just hoping for the best? Or do you have a strategy that works for you? And are you using social media?  A study by iCIMS revealed that your candidates ... read more

Thursday, 27 July 2017

project manager vs digital project manager… what is the difference?

Tags: IT, technologies, Workforce Planning

With businesses and organisations turning more and more to the digital world and consumers also switching their focus to digital media, the rise of digital project managers is here.  While both roles will encompass general project management ... read more

Monday, 24 July 2017

will they stay forever? The new rules of staff retention for 2017

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Talent Resources, technologies

The employment landscape isn’t what it used to be. There was a time when employers could be certain that employees would be content and permanent, but now you can’t be as confident. In fact, according to the Randstad Workmonitor ... read more

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New Zealand Department of Conservation: Putting down roots

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Leadership

The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) is chief custodian of the country‘s natural, marine and historic heritage, a mission that Director-General Lou Sanson describes as being “at the heart of the nation‘s identity” ... read more

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

skills vs. attitude – which is more important?

Tags: Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

What is more important when hiring for your business? Is it more important the candidate has the right skills or the right attitude? Deciding which of these two factors is more important for a business is an debate ongoing among HR managers and ... read more

Thursday, 6 July 2017

how to manage job applications

Tags: Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice

When it comes to job applications, it's important not to make the process too long and complex. In order to attract new people, you need to ensure the application process is as simple as possible for both your HR/recruitment managers and for ... read more

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

hire talent in tech: the road to talent recruitment is a two-way street

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Hiring Intentions, IT, technologies

Job hunting has never been easier. With international recruitment agencies, virtual workforces and the ability to apply for jobs from anywhere in the world, candidates entering the market have more employment options today than ever ... read more

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

the attractiveness of the IT sector is resilient but growing competition poses risks

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, IT, technologies

Are you an IT industry worker? Then we have some good news for you, the IT sector is considered one of the most attractive in the world. According to the 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research, the IT sector is one of the most desirable sectors to ... read more

Thursday, 29 June 2017

how to create a job advertisement

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

Follow the golden rule of communications: create an advert – whether online or in print – that appeals to the potential candidates you’re trying to reach. The advert should be clear: stating the job title, a summary of the job ... read more

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