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

The Failed Job Ad

“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 General Managers job for ‘Forgotten World Adventures‘ in… now here’s the twist… the King Country town of Taumarunui.

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December: The best time to hire

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 to the new year where we see high competition for our best candidates.

 

We’ll let you in on a little secret… December is the best month of the year to hire!

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Recruiting a Recruiter

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 only few sloppy actions. But how can you determine who is good and who is garbage? It’s tough when they all say the right things and make big promises.
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Head 2 Head: Permanent vs Contract

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 indicate that an increasing amount of working professionals are turning to freelance/contractor work. Is this where the future of employment is heading? And are the benefits that much better than permanent work? Well, just like anything else, this decision depends on your individual situation and your preferences.

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Prepare for tomorrow by hiring today

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 2017 was a year of dramatic change in hiring trends. With accelerated innovation in materials and production, automation and global competition it’s becoming increasing difficult to stay ahead of the market. Read more

Fonterra Leads The Way In Agricultural Sustainability

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 by a Parliamentary commission of enquiry back in 1920. More recently, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment linked a number of environmental issues to intensified farming.

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Job Advertisements for Construction Increase

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment reported last week that online job ads were up 9.2% this year compared to previous years, presenting good news to job seekers. Especially in construction.

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Cheese, Butter, Milk Powder Are Top 5 To Perform This Year

Cheese, butter and milk powder manufacturing has been picked in the top five of 200 New Zealand industries to perform well this year, according to global business intelligence company IBISWorld.

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It seems that many young New Zealanders do not see the manufacturing industry as a viable career option. After examining the exciting and technical path that the industry is currently taking, there seems to be an obvious trend. The industry is growing towards the youth of our nation and infiltrating schools and universities around New Zealand.

The Manufacturing Industry is Searching for Young Talent

It seems that many young New Zealanders do not see the manufacturing industry as a viable career option. After examining the exciting and technical path that the industry is currently taking, there seems to be an obvious trend. The industry is growing towards the youth of our nation and infiltrating schools and universities around New Zealand.   Read more

Construction Industry New Zealand

NZ Construction Industry Needs Workers!

According to industry group, CCNZ (Civil Contractors New Zealand), the construction industry in New Zealand will require another 30,000 workers by 2019 as the construction industry is expected to grow 4.7%, which is twice the national growth rate, by 2019. Read more