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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...

The case for a robust Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) strategy in the workforce has become increasingly important to business leaders over recent years.

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.

Interview coming up? No matter how well you prepare, there are always certain job interview questions that catch you off guard. Read more to find out how to answer tricky interview questions.

Job hunting? Three reasons why you should still apply for a job, even if you don’t meet all the requirements. Read more.

Interviewing for a teaching position? We've compiled a list of 8 interview questions you might asked—​plus advice on how to respond. Read more.

Working from home can bring with it many benefits, from productivity growth to flexibility improvements. However, it can be an isolating and even lonely experience, especially if you are new to it. So, how can you look after your wellbeing when working from home? How can you create healthy boundaries between your work and personal life and stay mentally and physically healthy to be a...

As we enter 2022, it is difficult to foresee exactly what the next 12 months have in store for us. If the last two years have taught us anything, expect the unexpected

That’s it. They’ve had enough. Enough of the endless Teams calls. Enough of putting their career development on hold. Enough of feeling unsupported, overloaded, and overlooked by their employers.

Has your enthusiasm waned for the New Year’s work resolution you set last month? The start of a new year is a great time to set goals to advance your career, learn a new skill or improve your performance. But by February, more people have broken their resolution than made genuine progress.

Is a new job on your radar for 2022? If so, it’ll take more than tailoring your CV and preparing thoroughly for interviews to get your dream job. As we move out of the pandemic, there are new strategies to add to the list.

For many people, the start of a new year is a time to look ahead to new beginnings. We take time out to consider what we want to achieve, improve and learn to make the most of the year ahead. 

After almost two years of disruption, employers and HR now have an opportunity to pause, reflect and reset. Many changes have been made for the better, but others have led to a whole new set of challenges.

The festive season has arrived, and we are ready for a well-earned holiday break. Jobseekers often press pause on their job search during the Christmas period, with many believing businesses stop recruiting.

As you juggle your workload, perhaps with the added stress of having to create a hybrid working pattern by working from both home and the office, do you find yourself wishing: “If only I had two more hours each day”?

“Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared.” That stark quote from the United Nations could not be clearer. We are in the midst of a catastrophe, and how we react to it will define not only our future, but the future of generations to come. But despite this, António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN commented in 2021: “The...

Ways to fit exercise into your day – no matter how tight your schedule. Start today with these simple tips to fit in more physical activity around a busy job.

Balancing a career and healthy lifestyle can be tough – so we’ve prepared this list of healthy after work 30 minute meals – you’ll be a 30 minute chef in no time.