So begins the new year, and there will be many who are looking to start fresh by switching over to a new job. But a volatile economy can obviously be cause for many to feel a sense of anxiety about changing jobs. On the other hand, we are still in a skills short market, with abundant opportunities creating excellent opportunities for you to get ahead in your career through an elevated job...
Is a promotion or new job on your radar for 2023? Skills shortages have continued to create opportunities for rapid career progression, but make sure you’re progressing in a way that will help you achieve your long-term career goals.
Are you missing something missing in your current career? Or are you thinking that a role in an emerging sector might be a better fit for you? With many of us retiring later in life, the prospect of spending decades in an unfulfilling career isn’t a happy one.
New industrial regulations, demand for flexibility on both sides, new skills needed and acute skills shortages…. 2022 offered some big challenges for HR and Talent Acquisition leaders, so what can they expect for 2023? Hays’ experts offer insights on what trends may continue, and what new challenges might show up so you can be prepared for the year ahead.
Respecting people's pronouns is a critical part of creating spaces that are safe and welcoming of all genders. Taking the time to learn about them and how to use them means we can continue to create more inclusive workplaces for all.
Greater awareness of the climate crisis and a desire for positive societal change mean that more and more of us are becoming passionate about sustainability, but the idea of finding your first ‘green’ job can be daunting if you lack experience or in-depth knowledge.
For all the innovation and technology that has revolutionised the process of getting a job in recent years, there is one thing that has never changed. You can still pretty much guarantee that at some point in the interview you’ll be asked the standard question that interviewers have asked job-seekers since dawn of time.
Businesses in both Australia and New Zealand are struggling from near-record levels of unemployment. The Federal Government in Australia hosted a Jobs and Skills Summit earlier this month to try to find solutions, including the lifting of permanent migration to 195,000 spaces. While migration is a common lever to pull to increase access to skilled workers in both Australian and New Zealand,...
An organisation’s commitment to sustainability has become hugely important in recent years – and its significance is only going to increase in the future with the realisation of the systemic challenges we face.
New Zealand faces a skills shortage at a level unmatched in our 43 years in recruitment in this market. This year’s newly released Hays Salary Guide shows that 91% of surveyed employers are experiencing a skills shortage. More than four in five (83%) say it will impact the effective operation or growth plans of their organisation, up from 64% last year. This is the highest level of pressure...
Our recently released Hays Salary Guide FY22/23 shows that New Zealand's acute skills shortage will drive salary increases for many professionals this year. But with an upper limit to the raise organisations can offer, it’s vital to consider the full value exchange available.
Working from home can offer many benefits, from increased productivity to happier and more engaged employees. However, it can be an isolating experience, especially if you are new to it, or starting a new job while working remotely.
So, how can you look after your wellbeing while remote working? How can you create healthy boundaries between your work and personal life and stay mentally...
In 2023, we’ll be celebrating our 24th year of operation in New Zealand and while we’re proud of our achievements, we always look towards the future to help you stay ahead. So, what will the future of work look like?
Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is necessary to include in any business strategy, especially as jobseekers actively look for employers who truly value it. Yet many organisations will find that various recruitment obstacles thwart their progress and hinder their commitment to creating a genuinely equal, diverse and inclusive workplace.