Trends and news in the recruitment industry and across all sectors we cover.

An Insiders Guide to Recruitment Agencies

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Applying for roles at a recruitment agency is another great way to find a job in New Zealand. A good and reputable recruitment consultant may just help you to find your next job! Either way, we will definitely add value to your job search and…

Hiring Tips: Cultural Fit, Important or Not?

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First things first. Any candidate needs a fine balance of cultural fit and technical skill. Without a suitable cultural fit, how is the candidate going to work with others? and without relevant technical skills, how will the candidate do the…

Woman in Trades - Building Success

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When you imagine what a skilled trades person looks like, you probably picture a guy with a beard wearing a hard hat, work boots and dirty jeans. But what about the women? Most of us, regardless of how progressive our ideas about gender…

All You Need To Know About Transmission Gully

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Good progress is being reported on the 27 km, four-lane motorway being constructed from Mackays Crossing to Linden through Transmission Gully, with large-scale earthworks currently the major focus of the project. Described as a highly…

Don't Judge a Book By its Cover, Nor a Job by its Title

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Many candidates can get fixated on job titles, where in reality, a job title is just a thin blanket covering a detailed and interesting role. However, job titles can become confusing when the same title means different things at different organizations…

The Scientific Approach to Finding a Job in 2018

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Fully triggered when I read this advert disguised as a news article on stuff. The article doesn't hide it's intent to get candidates to check out the newly released Adzuna job board. Fair enough! They need to market to get candidates to connect…

The Failed Job Ad

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"Exceptional person still wanted for $150k+ salary job in Taumarunui", I'm sure that you would've seen or read this article that has gone viral in the past month. If you've been living under a rock, the article covers the story of a high paying…

December: The best time to hire

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While companies across New Zealand work to tie up loose ends before the end of the working year, recruitment gets put on the back-burner faster than Michael Bublé in January. Hiring new staff is not a priority for many companies as compared…

Recruiting a Recruiter

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Who do you trust with your career? Is the question every job-seeker needs to be asking themselves when working with an external recruiter. Having a great recruiter can truly be life change whilst a crappy recruiter can burn your career with…

Head 2 Head: Permanent vs Contract

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In recruitment, attracting the best talent within a competitive job market has always been the most vital aspect of the growth and success of any business. Although this principal still stands tall, recent employment trends have continued to…

Prepare for tomorrow by hiring today

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Technical Recruitment Solutions have been recruiting for technical staff in permanent positions since our establishment in 1996. In these 21 years we have seen various trends and changes in the manufacturing, trades and services industry but…

Fonterra Leads The Way In Agricultural Sustainability

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New Zealand generates much of its wealth from its agricultural activities, but at what cost to the land?  Concerns about farming and the environment are not a recent development. Damage to the South Islands high country were first investigated…