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

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, 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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

why you need a customer-centric user experience

Tags: Employer Branding, technologies

It's becoming evident that every company needs to know how to manage the customer experience effectively. Customers today choose exactly how they want to interact with your company and expect instant results every time, but why is it so important? ... read more

Monday, 24 April 2017

why it might be time to rethink your cybersecurity strategy

Tags: technologies

Independent cybersecurity consultant Michael Wallmannsberger tell us why cybersecurity has exploded onto the agenda over the last five years, bringing us the good and the bad news. Anyone who spends their life thinking about something other than ... read more

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

you don't have to be Zuckerberg to achieve top tech talent recruitment - you just need to be creative

Tags: technologies

How many times has this happened to you? You’ve been through several interviews with a candidate and they’re absolutely perfect for the position. But when you finally offer them the job they decline because they’ve already landed a ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

contractors vs. permanent staff: the pros and cons

Tags: technologies

Businesses today have a huge range of needs and projects – and sometimes your permanent staff are at capacity or do not have the right skill sets to meet those niche business needs.  To get around this issue, many businesses are ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

the future of automation in the workplace: increasing productivity and the emergence of New Collar workers

Tags: technologies

Automation is happening, whether we like it or not. And understandably, both employees and employers are fearful about the changes it will bring to the workplace.  Employees are concerned their jobs will become redundant if automation ... 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

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, 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