Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

Interview with 2016 SARA (NZ) Recruitment Leader of the Year: Brien Keegan of Randstad

In mid-November last year, one week after the equivalent Australian awards, Seek announced the winners of the New Zealand SARAs. The winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year was Randstad’s Brien Keegan. After completing his undergraduate degree at Massey University in 2001, Brien worked at Telecom New Zealand for just over 18 months before…

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NZ employment update: First fall in three years

Yesterday the most recent quarterly update for employment in New Zealand was released (Statistics New Zealand publishes labour market data quarterly, whereas the Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes the equivalent data monthly). The result was the first backward step in the New Zealand labour market in three years.   Category   Sept 2015 (000s)  …

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The F Word: To use or not to use? The sequel

Well, didn’t last week’s blog The F Word: To use or not to use? cause a stir. Within hours of the blog going live, I had a lively social media exchange with Vend’s Talent & Innovation Manager, Troy Hammond and various other interested parties, all with something to say on this (clearly) polarising topic. Troy wrote a blog in…

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New Zealand’s economy leaves Australia in its wake

While Australia bemoans a massive Budget deficit and deep cuts to many areas of science, welfare and education, our cousins across the Tasman are finding things are much rosier.   Courtesy of information from Statistics New Zealand and Deloitte Access Economics, here’s a summary of the current New Zealand economy:   Economic growth prospects are…

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Good news all round for New Zealand employment

  Statistics New Zealand only releases labour market information every quarter unlike in Australia where the ABS  releases labour market data every month. The most recent release for the March 2013 quarter highlighted some excellent news for the New Zealand economy.   Statistics New Zealand reported that, nationally, in the March 2013 quarter, compared with…

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NZ Government Recruitment: It’s game on

Just prior to Easter, my New Zealand source, Tweet Throat, provided me with a spot of significant NZ recruitment news.      The AoG (All of Government) recruitment tender was formally launched on Tuesday 3 April 2012 at the Ministry of Economic Development. Lead mandarin, Daniel Craig look-alike, Mark Ansell told the assembled eighty recruiters…

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