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Effective Strategies For Recruiting IT Talent

Posted by: Marc

New Zealand businesses in search of IT talent know how challenging it is hiring in a tight candidate market. The skills gap is real and growing, making recruitment challenges particularly pronounced for IT positions. In an IT market starved for talent, how should HR/Business leaders respond to a climate in which the right people for… read more

Categorised as: IT, Talent Search & Management


Career Development – Who’s Got Your Back?

Posted by: Matt

Who is responsible for developing your career? If you think your employers looking out for you, recent research begs to differ. 74% of workers say employers should provide professional-development training 71% say employers should identify job opportunities and career paths 68% say employers should provide career-advancement mentoring And what do employers have to say? 98%… read more

Categorised as: Career Development


How To Make Your CV Tell A Story

Posted by: Marc

  Modern bullet-pointed, concise CV styles don’t seem suited to storytelling. But some recruiters, particularly those making direct hiring decisions, appreciate a CV that opens a window to your personality as well as highlighting your achievements. Hiring managers use the information in a CV to construct a story and image of the person applying for… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice



Posted by: Matt

The interviewing process can be perilous, which is why all too many employers rely heavily on the past experience of candidates for their ultimate guidance. And while past success is definitely a plus, it’s certainly no cast iron guarantee of future performance. There are better ways to determine whether a candidate is going to be… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management, Uncategorized


Ageism – A New Approach For An Age Old Problem

Posted by: Matt

Compared with previous generations, our ageing population isn’t as likely to hang up their boots when they hit retirement age. Longer life expectancy combined with a more flexible work culture means older candidates are finding it easier to continue working past retirement and beyond. Whether it’s continuing in the job they love, learning new skills,… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice


Do Resumes Encourage Hiring Manager Bias?

Posted by: Marc

Putting together a cover letter and CV is one of the most dreaded aspects of searching for a job. Adjusting the contents for each position applied for – and knowing in some cases those contents will never even be read – can be a dispiriting process. Employers don’t exactly love wading through stacks of applications… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice, Uncategorized


NK Windows – Global innovation meets local know-how

Posted by: Matt

NK Windows has developed a loyal customer following and an enviable reputation within its niche market. Their window and door solutions utilise robust and stylish profiles and hardware from the finest German and Austrian manufacturers, but benefit from local New Zealand expertise. With proven market, leading solutions this company has a strong brand for quality… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, Uncategorized, Working in New Zealand


Youth knows, if age could

Posted by: Matt

Although figures vary slightly, around the world Millennials now make up roughly one third of the workforce, and will soon be in the majority.  Although this new generation of worker is more connected than ever with their peers via digital technology, their connection with employers appears to be faltering. Often viewed as job-hoppers with a… read more

Categorised as: Uncategorized


What Impact Will Facebook’s Workplace Have On the Brick and Mortar Office?

Posted by: Marc

For many industries, social technology has changed the way we work. The likes of Slack, LinkedIn and the recent Microsoft acquisition, Yammer have been setting the pace and now Facebook have hopped on board with Zuckerberg’s Workplace innovation. Facebook is firmly established in workplaces all over the world, just not in the way it wants… read more

Categorised as: Facebook, Social Technology