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Innovation
How innovation links to talent attraction and staff retention
Half of A/NZ’s bosses have their heads in the sand when it comes to understanding the business and innovation benefits of diversity and inclusion.
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Employment
So you want to keep tech talent in your business
So you want to keep your tech talent, but you’re not sure what they need to stay put  – is salary the biggest factor?
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Hays
Feeling fatigued? Getting out of the office for lunch could be the answer
Do you make a point to take your lunch break in full most workdays? You might be one of only 28% of New Zealanders who actually make the most of it.
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Training
Explained: Reverse mentoring and how you can make it work
Mentors. For generations they’ve been known as senior staff with experience who generally train newer recruits – but that mindset is being turned upside down with the idea of reverse mentoring.
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Mobility
Opportunity growth in mobility as importance of flexibility rockets
According to a survey by Hays Recruitment, 89% of employers and 96% of professionals say flexibility is an area worth thinking about.
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Data analytics
Algorithm-friendly C.Vs & data analytics: How recruitment is expected to change in 2018
Unless you are a contract or temporary worker - do not change jobs too frequently as turnover can be factored into the criteria AI screens for.
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Cloud
Chatbots and AI are the future of your job
Organisations are now exploring how they can take advantage of AI technologies in the workplace...
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Artificial Intelligence
The inevitability of AI: How to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet
"Disruption in the world of work is indiscriminate and inevitable, and everybody must be prepared to adapt to stay relevant."
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Facebook
Following Facebook's lead: Males fear taking parental leave - here's why
"It will reduce the stigma around men taking on equal caring responsibilities and could help improve female gender equality in the workplace.”
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Agile
The tech talent drought: Cloud engineers & agile project managers in demand
“We’re seeing more employers recruiting, but the number of people applying for each vacancy is falling.”
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Recruitment
Sick of your job? Here’s how to ensure you're applying for the right roles
Don’t lose hope -It's important that you keep your spirits high during your job search, even if you don’t get an interview for a role that you want.
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Innovation
Experiment with new tech and tools through hackathons – Hays
“In this environment, you are free to try a completely different approach to a problem that you may not want to risk in the real world.”
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Social Media
Submitting job applications but not getting an interview? Here's why
“If you are struggling to secure interviews, perhaps it’s due to a simple mistake you aren’t even aware of."
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Digital Transformation
Overtime on the rise in NZ – employees to walk if it becomes excessive
​We’ve all burnt the midnight oil at one stage or another, but a new poll has revealed overtime is on the rise in NZ - and employees don't like it.
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Employment
Survey shows money talks for Kiwi IT contractors
The dollars on offer are the driving force for IT contractors when it comes to selecting their next project, according to a new report from Hays.
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Hays
Australian cybersecurity experts now worth a premium as skills shortage bites
"If a company is struggling to find the person they need, they could consider taking on someone with a general IT background and upskilling them."
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Employment
Is the annual performance review too delayed to be effective?
A Hays survey has found that most employees say ongoing regular conversations are more useful.
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Remote Working
Kiwis keen on flexible working – but only if it doesn’t hinder their career
"From slower promotion pathways to less access to learning and development, there's a feeling the career of employees who work flexibly can suffer."
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Workplace
A step-by-step guide: How to ask your boss for a pay rise
54% of skilled Kiwi professionals say they intend to ask their boss for a pay rise at their next review.
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Productivity
Are we legally allowed to ignore work on the weekend?
“It’s been a long time since most of us worked 9 to 5," says Hays managing director.
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Big Data
It’s a ‘landmark’ year for Big Data 2.0, but the skills shortage is going to bite
There’s a skills shortage in one of the most promising areas in technology and it’s becoming a massive problem for organisations.
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Cloud
IT skills are in strong demand for 2017 in A/NZ
"The focus on cyber security and big data keeps the IT industry busy."
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Hays
Intrapreneurship the new 'buzz word' for organisations
“Individuals are given the freedom to explore their own ideas without having to leave the organisation and are more engaged as a result."
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Recruitment
Kiwi graduates ‘unemployable’, expert says
“Business leaders should be approaching top colleges and universities, asking how they can help prepare the future workforce."