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

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

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

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, 21 July 2016

accelerate your workforce with an F1 approach

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Run laps around competitors with these three best practices What does high performance mean to you? If you’re a fan of Formula One racing, it’s a combination of the engineering of the car, the skill of the driver, and the proficient ... 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, 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, 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, 4 April 2016

embracing diversity in the workplace

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

In our ever-changing world, diversity in the workplace is the new reality; and with this comes an exciting opportunity to embrace new ideas and different ways of thinking. Essentially diversity in the workplace means having employees from a wide ... 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, 15 March 2016

employee engagement: the beating heart of workplace relationships

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Productivity & Performance, Workforce Insights, Workpocket

Employee engagement goes to the heart of the employer- employee relationship. At its best it enables people to be the best they can be as involved, respected, and valued contributors to their organisation’s success. Differences between the ... 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

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, 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

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