Reports

New Zealand drops to 2nd 'Least Corrupt Country'
Transparency International announced today that Denmark has overtaken New Zealand to become the county with the lowest level of perceived corruption in the public sector in 2014.
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2014 World Talent Report released: NZ drops in rankings
The brand new World Talent Ranking assesses how well 60 countries meet corporate needsand New Zealand drops from its 2005 ranking of 23rd to 26th place.
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HR professionals anticipating salary increases
76% of HR professionals are anticipating a salary increase and 30% are anticipating a bonus in 2015, according to the latest survey from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
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New Zealand ranked 22nd in ease of paying tax
New Zealand is rated 22nd out of 189 economies in its ease of paying taxes, according to Paying Taxes 2015, now in its ninth edition.
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Trading partners’ confidence good news for NZ
Growing optimism in our main trading partners is good news for New Zealand, according to Paul Kane, Partner, Privately Held Business, at Grant Thornton New Zealand.
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NZ behind the world in R&D investment
New Zealand’s dwindling investment in research and development (R&D) has seen it slip down a world table of 34 countries to sit almost at the bottom, according to the recently released Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey.
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APEC CEOs look to non-core, partnerships & digital analytics for growth
Confidence among CEOs in Asia Pacific continues to climb while businesses look to grow connectivity to the region by embracing new partnerships and technology, a new report by PwC finds.
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Do ageing workforces restrict job access to young talent?
New Zealand must find a way to balance its ageing workforce with the continued development of new entrants to the labour market if it is to remain competitive long-term, says recruiting experts Hays.
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BPW NZ challenges NZ’s lack of leadership with the decline in Gender Equity Ranking
The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) is concerned at New Zealand’s drop in ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 just released by the World Economic Forum.
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Wellington tech stars continue to shine
Wellington’s status as New Zealand’s high tech capital has been confirmed with the release of this year’s TIN100.  The TIN100 measures the performance of New Zealand’s largest export-focused technology companies.
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Corruption Report 2014 finds some positive developments for NZ
Global anti-corruption group Transparency International has released a report on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement and called for New Zealand to implement draft legislation to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
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Auckland drives job growth across country
Confidence is up in New Zealand’s biggest city as Auckland posts a 20% increase in jobs listed on seek.co.nz, compared to the same time last year.
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NZ's laid back business culture to blame for flatline productivity
Despite people working longer hours, New Zealand is facing a serious productivity problem, which Paul Kane, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand attributes to a laid back business culture in this country.
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Where the jobs are: New Zealand’s high-skill industries drive staffing demand
Jobs are being created in high-skill industries such as construction, IT and finance, but according to recruiting experts Hays the number of quality candidates is falling as competition for talent heats up.
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New Zealand’s tax system second most competitive in the world
Findings that New Zealand’s tax system is the second most competitive of all 34 OECD countries reflect changes that should be promoted more internationally, says Greg Thompson, Partner and National Director, Tax at Grant Thornton New Zealand.
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Cash flowing in the corporate sector
Fastest Q2 payment times on record
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NZ businesses not getting the message about sustainable use of resources
The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey reveals that New Zealand businesses are among the least concerned in the world about future access to raw materials.
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