The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is disappointed the majority of complaints about racism are coming from employees and those seeking work.
The drop in the unemployment rate from 6.9 per cent to 6.2 per cent in the March quarter is encouraging news, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
The employment rate rose to 63.7 percent in the March 2013 quarter, up from 62.7 percent in the December 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent, down from a revised 6.8 percent last quarter.
The Living Wage movement received a boost this morning with the announcement of a major retail chain moving towards a living wage for its workers.
"Wage rises are disappointingly slow given the economy now appears to be growing", says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg.
An employers’ attitude to social media access at work is now impacting on whether or not a candidate will take a job, says recruiting experts Hays.
New Zealanders are less likely to receive a pay rise if significant repeals of employment legislation introduced by the National Government today are passed, says the Green Party.
How new staff are managed into a business - the onboarding process - can be the difference between an ultimately successful hire and one that is destined to fail. And CEOs need just as much help before starting a new appointment as junior staff, warns recruiting experts Hays.
Workers at Mercer Stainless have walked off the job today in protest against management attempts to slash their redundancy entitlements and annual leave.
Unaware of the skills in demand in Christchurch, many New Zealanders may be missing opportunities due to a misconception that only construction jobs are available, says recruiting experts Hays.
Students can apply for jobs 24/7 wherever they can access a web browser, thanks to a new computer system to better cater for their needs.
The career paths of Generation Y Kiwis (Gen Y) appear to be a work in progress.
Online job vacancies decreased in February following a rise in January, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Employers will need to capitalise on New Zealand’s strengths in a bid to attract international candidates. And they’ll have to tap into existing overseas talent pools if they want to future-proof their workforce amid the growing globalisation of the jobs market.
The 12th annual Migration Trends and Outlook report shows that India has overtaken the United Kingdom to become the largest source country of skilled migrants to New Zealand.
SEEK data has today revealed a strong start to 2013 with two months of consecutive growth in new job ads, now up 5.7% year-on-year. New job ads rose in all regions, with the exception of Wellington which remains relatively flat.
Survey shows 83% report talent shortages yet few have special programmes in place to promote attraction, retention or engagement of employees
Kiwi youngsters are keen to put on a uniform but apparently not the new pink one that rugby referees are wearing as the 2013 rugby season kicks off, according to poll results released today.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today launched www.nzstudywork.com, an exciting new website designed to provide advice and support for international students in New Zealand.
"The decision by the Government to raise the minimum wage by just 25 cents from $13.50 an hour to $13.75 - less than 1.9 percent - does nothing to address the increasingly obvious needs of low paid workers", says Peter Conway, CTU Secretary.
The Same Work Same Pay campaign says 98% of submissions on the Government's Starting Out Wage Bill are set to be ignored, as the Government intends to ram through a law to cut the pay of young people.
Online job vacancies increased in January following two consecutive falls in November and December, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
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HR has had to shift its priorities back to commercial matters as more businesses focus on cost savings yet talent management remains one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in New Zealand, according to recruiting experts Hays.
Labour Leader David Shearer says he supports the campaign for a Living Wage to lift the incomes of hard-working New Zealanders so they can better support their families.
A landmark report released today identifies $18.40 an hour as the New Zealand living wage. "Today is an historic day for thousands of low-paid workers and their families," said Service and Food Workers Union National Secretary, John Ryall.
Students and parents will be able to make more informed career and study choices following today’s release of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new Occupation Outlook report.
Data released by SEEK today reveals new job ads increased by 3.9% year on year to January 2013. Auckland and Canterbury led the growth, both boasting healthy increases in new job ads over the last month, 2.6% and 2.5% respectively.
The IBR reveals that 51% of businesses in New Zealand are finding ithard to source skilled workers - well above the global average of 39%. Of these figures, 17% found it very difficult, 34% difficult, 11% easy and 3% very easy.
Almost a third of all employers (30.8%) cite enhancing performance / productivity of their existing team as their top HR priority for 2013, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends released today.
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