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Kiwi managers are becoming more creative in their approach to hiring, according to workplace survey by recruiters, Robert Half Finance & Accounting.
The findings paint picture of buoyant local recruitment economy, at least compared with the eight other countries surveyed which included Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
New Zealand companies are steadily increasing recruitment budgets, according to Kim Smith, New Zealand manager of Robert Half Finance & Accounting. The boost in staffing levels holds true across permanent placement as well as temporary and contract work and this, she says, shows move away from traditional hiring methods. The increased use of interim managers, contractors and temporary staff suggests Kiwis are using more modern recruitment methods to find the skill sets available in the current jobs market.
“Flexible hiring has become increasingly popular in other countries over recent years, and New Zealand businesses are now realising the need for different hiring methods to handle business fluctuations,” says Smith. This includes the strategic use of contract workers to manage areas where permanent staff are not available, often because they have been lost to the “brain drain”.
The survey underlines lift in our jobs market. Around 12 percent of local companies surveyed reported an increase in their recruitment budgets. The headcount increase was especially apparent in the finance sector. Almost quarter of Kiwi managers were planning to expand their finance team by hiring more people in the next six months.
New Zealand is apparenly bucking the global trend. The other countries surveyed reported struggling recruitment economy with quarter of them having to slash their recruitment spend.

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