The latest news and advice from our recruitment experts.
Nothing is more likely to trigger the desire to change jobs quite like spending a bit of downtime mulling over you options.
And that’s why the traditional Christmas, New Years and summer holidays tend in New Zealand to lead to a spike in the number of people looking for work and positions available as we head further into the working year. As we start to get used to 2017, there’s also an extra headache for recruiters as the jobs market remains what analysts usually describe as “buoyant”. In short, there’s a lot of positions and a lot of candidates – and finding the right fit has never been tougher.
Some of the key pointers from Trade Me Jobs, which analysed more than 65,000 vacancies between October and December last year include:
These trends were largely mirrored by Seek New Zealand figures which saw new listings up 9.3% on the previous year driven off the back of IT and frontline service roles such as social workers, police, corrections officers and early childhood teachers. An overall growing population (the year to June saw the fastest growth rate since the 1960s and is tipped to hit 5 million around 2020) and fluctuations in where those people live (Tauranga has just passed Dunedin as the fifth largest city in the country) means that recruiters must be ever resourceful and flexible to respond to changes in demand in their particular industries. And this has never been as important in New Zealand than in 2017 – and especially in the first few months of 2017 when so many people are reading reports that they would be in the driver’s seat when scoping out potential employers.
Some of the key areas that need real attention to detail are:
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