Thursday, 30 March 2017

welcoming new starters: How to create an induction process

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

A new employee’s first interaction with your company is long-lasting. It can really make or break your relationship with an employee and whether they decide to stay or leave. To combat any misunderstandings and unprofessional practice and to ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

contractors vs. permanent staff: the pros and cons

Tags: technologies

Businesses today have a huge range of needs and projects – and sometimes your permanent staff are at capacity or do not have the right skill sets to meet those niche business needs.  To get around this issue, many businesses are ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

the future of automation in the workplace: increasing productivity and the emergence of New Collar workers

Tags: technologies

Automation is happening, whether we like it or not. And understandably, both employees and employers are fearful about the changes it will bring to the workplace.  Employees are concerned their jobs will become redundant if automation ... read more

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

you know what people you need, but do you know how to talk to them?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding

Today, the candidate experience is increasingly a pivotal touchpoint between talent and employer. Once an afterthought, this journey is now regarded as a holistic element of the employer brand strategy. Unfortunately, while most organizations know ... read more

Thursday, 23 March 2017

the 5 biggest talent strategy challenges for HR

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Human resource departments have numerous tasks to fulfill, but recruiting and retaining employees is arguably the most difficult. In fact, a 2012 study by the Society for Human Resource Management determined that by 2022, employee retention will be ... read more

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Your complete guide to exit/stay interviews

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

An exit interview is an opportunity to gain insight into why staff are leaving and get candid feedback on their experience with your organisation. It is a vital measuring tool for your business!  Not only this, but provided there is ... read more

Thursday, 16 March 2017

8 reasons why employees really leave and how to stop them

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

There are essentially two general factors why people leave jobs: they are either ‘pulled’ – by a better job or changing circumstances – or ‘pushed’ by dissatisfaction with their current job or employer, typically ... read more

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How to develop a cracking employer brand

Tags: Employer Branding, Human Resources

Why go in search of quality candidates when you could have them lining up at the door to work with you? How, you may be wondering, do you make that happen? Honing in on your employer brand can help you do just that. Develop a cracking one and ... read more

Friday, 10 March 2017

How effective is your retention strategy?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Whether you have recently created a new retention strategy (see our article where to begin with your retention strategy) or are working with your existing framework, it’s a good idea to regularly assess the value and effectiveness of how you ... read more

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

6 common retention issues and how to tackle them

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Every business is different, but many businesses face the same common issues when it comes to keeping people. From managing the first week of a new starter to promoting a productive work-life balance for employees, here are six common retention ... read more

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Where to begin with your retention strategy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Welcome to the Randstad Business Rewards Program! Over the next few weeks we will be posting in-depth articles and tailored industry advice on how to craft and create your very own “retention strategy”. We will include tips, tricks and ... read more

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Kiwis’ believe gender equality still an issue in the workforce

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Leadership, Workmonitor

Our recent Randstad Workmonitor research places New Zealand near the bottom of the table of 33 countries when it comes to believing there is gender equality in the workplace.  The Randstad Workmonitor survey encompasses Europe, Asia Pacific ... read more

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Four Essentials You Need To Love Your Job

Tags: Leadership

Recently Randstad invited author and leadership coach, Harold Hillman, to speak to an audience of business leaders in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch about the essentials and impact of authentic leadership. These sessions were very ... read more

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Employment prospects for young people (18-30) will increase in the next five years according to 74% of Kiwi workers.

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

Employment prospects for young people (18-30) will increase in the next five years according to 74% of Kiwi workers. New research from Randstad, reveals that Kiwis are positive about employment prospects for young people, but less so for the over ... read more

Thursday, 21 July 2016

accelerate your workforce with an F1 approach

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Run laps around competitors with these three best practices What does high performance mean to you? If you’re a fan of Formula One racing, it’s a combination of the engineering of the car, the skill of the driver, and the proficient ... read more

Thursday, 30 June 2016

how to attract talent in the new age of media we live in

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting

In the new age of media we live in today, things are moving at an ever faster pace, and we’re effectively contactable 24/7, 7 days a week. The knock-on effect of this is that the ways in which we communicate nowadays are very ... read more

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Randstad acquires twago to accelerate its talent strategies​

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Director's Blog, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, IT, Jobs Candidates, technologies

Randstad Holding nv announced the acquisition of twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace with more than 500,000 registered workers. Twago’s platform will enable Randstad and its Randstad Sourceright organisation to accelerate ... read more

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

banking sector popularity with Kiwi employees a reflection on NZ economy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Workforce Insights

Kiwibank takes out top sector award   Working in the banking and financial services sector continues to be an attractive prospect, according to the latest Randstad Award employer branding research. The study found that more than a quarter ... read more

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

education and training services sector grows in attractiveness

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Workforce Insights

Perception of a good work-life balance and pleasant working atmosphere key to interest in sector New Zealand workers have ranked the education and training services sector the country’s most attractive sector, according to the latest ... read more

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

winning employer brands in 25 countries named in Randstad Award 2016

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding

The brands people would most like to work for in 25 countries globally were revealed today with the announcement of the winners of the Global Randstad Award 2016. Country winners ranged from Google, IKEA, and BMW to Hewlett Packard, Suntory and ... read more