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Chatbots and AI are the future of your job
Organisations are now exploring how they can take advantage of AI technologies in the workplace...
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."
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
Are we legally allowed to ignore work on the weekend?
“It’s been a long time since most of us worked 9 to 5."
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.
IT skills are in strong demand for 2017 in A/NZ
"The focus on cyber security and big data keeps the IT industry busy."
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."
Kiwi graduates ‘unemployable’, expert says
“Business leaders should be approaching top colleges and universities, asking how they can help prepare the future workforce."
There’s no men in feminism… oh wait
Are Kiwi males oblivious to gender inequality in the workplace? Progress towards equality can be hindered, more often than not by men, survey finds.
Growing demand for IT specialists in NZ
The digital revolution is leading to the creation of new roles and greater demand for specialised skills in New Zealand's IT industry.
Burnout: more Kiwis doing unpaid overtime
Over a quarter of New Zealand businesses increased over time in the last year, with over half of employees not being paid for overtime.
Can a hip workplace get you the right people?
Do you really need bean bags, a rooftop bar, nap pods or chill zones to engage your organisation’s ‘big kids’ into better, more productive work?
Kiwi IT professionals in short supply
Highly skilled IT professionals continue to be in short supply in New Zealand as organisations seek to improve processes and upgrade systems.