Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.1 per cent for the month of December, and were up 7.4 per cent in the past year to December, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.
Work life balance has surpassed salary as the primary motivator for New Zealand professionals for the first time, according to The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring in New Zealand 2015.
"Southern District Health Board bosses need to adopt a New Year’s resolution as they return from their summer break committing themselves to changing their top-down leadership culture," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), today.
The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index fell to 106.5 in the December quarter, down from 111.5 in the September quarter.
By Mark Oldershaw, CEO, Industry Training Federation New Zealand’s ‘skills shortages’ are predicted to widen. Business NZ has called it a drag on the economy, stating educational institutions will struggle to match the supply of graduates with real labour market needs.
People considering a job change in the new year need to be realistic about how long the process might take. Traditionally the holiday season is a time when many people take stock of their careers and consider whether it is time to look for something new.
Yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to accept an appeal by the employers of rest home caregiver Kristine Bartlett, means that the case can now return back to the Employment Court.
Women on low pay in New Zealand have been given an early Christmas present with yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to intervene in a decision of the Court of Appeal, says Labour's Spokesperson for Women's Affairs, Sue Moroney.
Today, the Supreme Court decided not to accept an appeal by the New Zealand Aged Care Association in the case of Kristine Bartlett vs. Terranova Homes and Care Ltd. The decision is based on a view that the matter before them was an interlocutory matter and not a final outcome in the case.
The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision not to hear a further appeal by Terranova against caregiver Kristine Bartlett’s quest for equal pay.
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