August 10, 2011

Job ads jump

More evidence that our economy is gathering a decent head of steam comes from the Seek New Job Ad Index which shows there was a 15% increase in the number of new jobs on offer in July compared with the same month last year and a substantial 4.2% increase on the previous month.

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Measuring NZ’s managerial skills

A research project is being undertaking to identify the necessary skills and competencies required for managers to perform duties efficiently and effectively, and to determine how these skills are acquired in New Zealand organisations. You can support this initiative by undertaking a short survey.

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More education and training please

More than half of New Zealand employees (51%) feel their career demands more education and training than ever before, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor report of job market sentiment. However, it also revealed that 48 percent of respondents don’t feel their organisation meets their needs and requirements in this area. 

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The Last Word: Sean Fitzpatrick

“To be successful, you must sometimes be ruthless and a bit of a nasty bugger,” says Sean Fitzpatrick, former All Black captain and author of Winning Matters: being the best you can be.

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