Wednesday, 26 April 2017

why you need an engagement survey and how to create one

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

An “engagement survey” is the best way to analyse and report on your employee happiness and productivity. An “engaged” employee is someone who is passionate and involved in their work, so it’s important to find out ... read more

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

how to develop a great manager

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Strong leaders are the future of any company, and poor leadership is one of the biggest reasons why employees leave.  The 2016 Randstad Employer Branding Research revealed that 35% of the respondents in New Zealand said poor leadership is a ... read more

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

what is a secondment and can it work for your business?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Secondments, the temporary transfer of an employee to another position, department or even company for training, are not exclusively for large companies.  Small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from secondments as a tool to help ... read more

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

a step-by-step guide to creating a talent management strategy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Retention isn’t just about keeping great people, it’s also about nurturing and developing the best talent to ensure you always have the right people for the job and are proactive in developing future leaders. Achieving this goal requires ... read more

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

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, 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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

the future of the New Zealand workplace: flexible work schedules, telecommuting

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Randstad Award research reveals Kiwis’ strong preference for flexible workplaces New research from recruitment and HR services firm, Randstad, suggests implementing flexible work arrangements could be the key to New Zealand ... read more

Monday, 4 April 2016

embracing diversity in the workplace

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

In our ever-changing world, diversity in the workplace is the new reality; and with this comes an exciting opportunity to embrace new ideas and different ways of thinking. Essentially diversity in the workplace means having employees from a wide ... read more

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

using wearable tech to create a happier, healthier workforce

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources, IT, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, sustainability, technologies, Workplace Health & Safety

Healthcare is regarded as one of the areas that will benefit most dramatically from new connected sensor technology -- often referred to as the "Internet of Things." The possibilities are endless: fitness bands measuring physical activity; smart ... read more

Friday, 13 November 2015

optimizing social media to win the best candidates

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Social Recruiting

Know your strategy and adhere to these best practices for the result you seek We all know the social media world is growing, ever changing, and dynamic. While most organizations realize social media are needed to support their employer brand ... read more