Customer/Candidate Experience and the BS around Net Promoter Scores

Jon Rices excellent Whiteboard blog of 1 August 2014 refers to the Candidate Experience but also more importantly Net Promoter Scores. I won’t go in to the full description ( wikipedia does it better ( ) but in short it relies on surveying your customers and measuring how likely they would be to recommend your company to others. […]

We have lift off in the Accountancy & Finance employment market!

I know we’ve been saying it for a while and at one point doubted it would happen ourselves… but the first half of 2014 has seen a significant upturn in the demand for accounting & finance people in Auckland. Overall the market has seen: More accounting roles with a more immediate need to fill these […]

“Migration soars” and then the real story unfolds…

A story on the NZ Herald website this week leads with the headline “Migration soars, hits 10 year high” It then goes on to outline which countries these new migrants have come from. So you could be forgiven for thinking somehow New Zealand has opened the flood gates to migrants! The real story from […]

Merger Mania and the stress it creates

With so much change and fluctuation in our industry, how will you be affected? The stress of Merger Mania can be unsettling, with loyal employees questioning their future and potential employees holding back from making a commitment. Imagine receiving an email from your offshore CEO every week updating you on an impending takeover, and this […]

Contracting takes off in 2014!

After a quiet January, 2014 seems to have exploded into life with a busy permanent market and demand for contractors into February and March increasing at a rate of knots. This is due to a number of factors including projects being kicked-off, roles being newly created (and a contractor can often scope the role up […]

Your Employment Brand is Critical in 2014

Prue Walker – Senior Consultant Medical and Pharmaceutical March Market Update The first quarter in 2014 has been busy as clients and candidates position themselves in an improving market. Many of the companies I visit are well researched/prepared on the next moves for PHARMAC and have taken steps to be at the forefront of […]