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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 27 April 2017

how to get the most out of your recruitment strategy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Talent Resources, Workforce Planning

It’s just one week until the Randstad Employer Brand Research is revealed, and to get excited for the event we thought we’d tackle recruitment strategy and how to maximize your recruitment potential.  The best way to create a ... read more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

why you need an engagement survey and how to create one

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

An “engagement survey” is the best way to analyse and report on your employee happiness and productivity. An “engaged” employee is someone who is passionate and involved in their work, so it’s important to find out ... read more

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

how to develop a great manager

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Strong leaders are the future of any company, and poor leadership is one of the biggest reasons why employees leave.  The 2016 Randstad Employer Branding Research revealed that 35% of the respondents in New Zealand said poor leadership is a ... read more

Thursday, 13 April 2017

why your employer brand is as important as your consumer brand

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding

There is no question that a having a great consumer brand is extremely important. How your customers view your product and services is all part of your consumer brand, this is your tool to building up strong relationships within your industry and ... read more

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

what is a secondment and can it work for your business?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Secondments, the temporary transfer of an employee to another position, department or even company for training, are not exclusively for large companies.  Small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from secondments as a tool to help ... read more

Thursday, 6 April 2017

from interview to exit: how to refine your candidate experience

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding

The candidate experience is measured by how effective your touch points with top talent are, and this process is becoming increasingly important in creating a strong employer brand strategy. With less than a month until the Randstad Employer ... read more

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

a step-by-step guide to creating a talent management strategy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Retention isn’t just about keeping great people, it’s also about nurturing and developing the best talent to ensure you always have the right people for the job and are proactive in developing future leaders. Achieving this goal requires ... read more