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

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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

how to attract talent in the new age of media we live in

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting

In the new age of media we live in today, things are moving at an ever faster pace, and we’re effectively contactable 24/7, 7 days a week. The knock-on effect of this is that the ways in which we communicate nowadays are very ... read more

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Randstad acquires twago to accelerate its talent strategies​

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Director's Blog, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, IT, Jobs Candidates, technologies

Randstad Holding nv announced the acquisition of twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace with more than 500,000 registered workers. Twago’s platform will enable Randstad and its Randstad Sourceright organisation to accelerate ... read more

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

banking sector popularity with Kiwi employees a reflection on NZ economy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Workforce Insights

Kiwibank takes out top sector award   Working in the banking and financial services sector continues to be an attractive prospect, according to the latest Randstad Award employer branding research. The study found that more than a quarter ... read more

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

education and training services sector grows in attractiveness

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Workforce Insights

Perception of a good work-life balance and pleasant working atmosphere key to interest in sector New Zealand workers have ranked the education and training services sector the country’s most attractive sector, according to the latest ... read more

Thursday, 12 May 2016

3 start-up traits that will make your company a better place to work

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, IT, Leadership, technologies, Workforce Insights, Workplace Health & Safety

It's no secret that healthy, happy and engaged employees make the most productive workers. Yet start-ups lead the charge in crafting environments conducive to employee morale, while some established companies - with the resources and infrastructure ... read more

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

the future of the New Zealand workplace: flexible work schedules, telecommuting

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Randstad Award research reveals Kiwis’ strong preference for flexible workplaces New research from recruitment and HR services firm, Randstad, suggests implementing flexible work arrangements could be the key to New Zealand ... read more

Monday, 21 March 2016

barriers of the multi generational workforce

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Generation X (born between 1965 and 1982) is beginning to take over the reins of senior management from the Baby Boomers. Generation Y (born between 1983 and 1999) is moving into work and up the management hierarchy. Soon, we’ll have a ... 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

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kiwi workers still know how to switch off outside of the workplace

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Workmonitor

working hours and private time blurring in Asia The Randstad Workmonitor has found the between working hours and private time are blurring in Asia Pacific (APAC) countries, with 65 per cent of workers saying their employer expects them ... read more

Friday, 7 August 2015

offering staff a work-life balance the key to retention

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Workforce Insights

Research finds Kiwis consider more than money when choosing a job Companies looking to entice new talent by placing another zero at the end of their salary offer may have to re-think their strategy. Good work-life balance is the main consideration ... read more

Thursday, 23 July 2015

10 non-monetary incentives to reward staff

Tags: Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility

With many geographies in a tight economic situation, it can be tough for hiring managers & small business owners to offer extra cash when their own budgets are already struggling to stay afloat. Here are 10 excellent non-monetary incentives ... 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

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

dawn of the super-aged society

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

A super-aging society, often considered a long-term problem, is upon us and will significantly lower economic growth in the coming decades. The number of super-aged countries, where more than one in five is 65+ years old, is currently at three* ... 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

Friday, 2 January 2015

Kiwis addicted to checking emails over the Christmas holidays

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

A new 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 ... read more

Monday, 3 November 2014

celebrations key to workforce satisfaction

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

Melbourne Cup is an important day for Kiwis but it can have an impact on productivity, there are plenty of positives though. Here are some Randstad tips on how to ensure employees have a great Melbourne Cup day! read more

Friday, 18 July 2014

5 Ways to Keep Mature Age Workers Engaged

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Workmonitor

Many workers seem to lose their motivation as they get older. Confidence in getting a new job also appears to be dipping with age. The government calculates a 5% increase in the mature age participation rate would boost the economy by 2.4%, or ... 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