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.
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...
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.
Hybrid working is here to stay. The events of 2020 radically accelerated the uptake of remote working for many organisations and proved that office-based staff do not need to be tethered to an onsite workplace to remain productive. Clearly, the parameters around where work gets done have changed forever.
New Zealand has powered out of last year’s downturn in a stronger position than anyone could have anticipated back in mid-2020. Today, employment growth is positive. In fact, over three-quarters (76%) of employers say permanent staffing levels are either above or equal to their pre-COVID-19 point.
You may be expecting a salary increase in your next review, but achieving what you think you’re worth is not always possible. While organisations are returning to growth 68% of employers have returned to growth or rapid growth, salary budgets remain tight.
Over the past 12 months, a lot of soft skill conversations have focused on the importance of adaptably. However, today another soft skill has come to the fore. Our newly released Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows that teamwork is the number one soft skill employers value in employees right now.
If 2020 was about career preservation, now is a great time for career revitalisation. 2020 is the year many job candidates were happy to forget. However, as our new Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows, we have turned a corner and job vacancies are on the rise. In welcome news, employers are becoming increasingly optimistic.
The challenges of the pandemic have forced many businesses to adopt an innovative mindset in order to adapt to new demands in record time. And while many of us look forward to the world returning to what will be the new normal, this way of thinking is something that many organisations will want to hold on to.