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

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

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, 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

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

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, 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

Thursday, 14 May 2015

the social osmosis of employment value propositioning

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Workforce Planning

I love EVP, Employment Value Propositioning or “EVP” as it’s more affectionately known by aficionados operating in the realms of people and capability, talent architecture and recruitment. It’s an absolutely ... read more

Thursday, 7 May 2015

empowering HR in 2015 with the power of insight

Tags: Employer Branding, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

A unique look into the top 25 trends that will shape the year ahead — and beyond. HR leaders around the world understand that 2015 promises to be a crucial year for their organizations. Macroeconomic issues rippling across global markets ... read more

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

make your workforce a new year’s resolution

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

While steady, sustainable growth may be the main resolution for many businesses entering 2015, we all know that achieving a New Year’s resolution requires consistent focus. Challenging business conditions in a stagnating economy has seen many ... read more

Friday, 18 July 2014

Top 5 Tips for Workforce Planning

Tags: Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

The Randstad World of Work Report reveals the top three challenges for HR and business leaders are: increasing workforce performance and productivity, retaining top performers and managing internal change. The research also confirms that many ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

thought piece: the looming war for technology talent

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning

Excerpt of thought piece, written by Mark Godfrey, Business Manager, Randstad Technology: The emergence of digital payments as a replacement for cash or cheques is upon us. Payments as a service, is facilitating growth in the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Williams F1 knows the value of onboarding new talent

Tags: Leadership, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Steve Shepherd, Group Director, Randstad As the 2014 Grand Prix season edges closer, there are some important lessons to learn, particularly from this year’s new Williams F1 racing team. As Williams welcomes Brazilian F1 racing champion ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australians more worried about workforce productivity than Asia-Pacific neighbours

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

Battle looming within region to keep employees on home soil Falling productivity and workplace performance is still the number one issue keeping Australian business leaders up at night, with a quarter noting it as their major concern, and over half ... read more

Thursday, 10 July 2014

do you use contingent labour supply for competitive advantage?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning

Employers today need fast, reliable access to high-quality skills to drive innovation and fill critical workforce gaps on demand. Contingent labour — whether in the form of temporary and casual employees, or freelancers and independent ... read more