Tuesday, 20 June 2017

6 things employers don’t do that leads to employees leaving

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Managers are always complaining about great employees leaving, but why do great employees really leave?  You may not realise it, but a large number of employees leave because of their manager. There are a number of things that managers do to ... read more

Friday, 9 June 2017

Corporate social responsibility and workplace diversity – growing the workforce of the future

Tags: Productivity & Performance, sustainability, technologies, Workforce Planning

Account Manager at the Ministry of Social Development within the Employer Services unit Grayson Zhang tells us about the skills shortage in NZ and how this could be a catalyst for creating new opportunities for our disadvantaged communities. It's ... 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

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

human touch still key despite advances in technology

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources, technologies, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

Technology is changing the way we work however face-to-face contact still key says 85% of Kiwi workers Technology is increasingly impacting and changing the way we work, point out 78% of Kiwi respondents in the latest Randstad Workmonitor study. ... 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, 21 March 2016

barriers of the multi generational workforce

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

Generation X (born between 1965 and 1982) is beginning to take over the reins of senior management from the Baby Boomers. Generation Y (born between 1983 and 1999) is moving into work and up the management hierarchy. Soon, we’ll have a ... read more

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

employee engagement: the beating heart of workplace relationships

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Productivity & Performance, Workforce Insights, Workpocket

Employee engagement goes to the heart of the employer- employee relationship. At its best it enables people to be the best they can be as involved, respected, and valued contributors to their organisation’s success. Differences between the ... 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

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

embracing #RWC2015 can lead to satisfied workers

Tags: Productivity & Performance

Providing workers flexibility to watch the Rugby World Cup matches can be used as a tool to recognise dedicated workers With rugby fever sweeping the nation, many Kiwi workers are turning up to work late, tired and bleary-eyed after early morning ... read more

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

start the new year with a refreshed and invigorated workforce

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Leadership, Productivity & Performance

The summer break is a great time for employees to rest and relax after a long hard year, but it also provides an opportunity for them to reflect on the year that has been, and plan for the year ahead. It’s should also come as no surprise to ... read more

Monday, 3 November 2014

celebrations key to workforce satisfaction

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

Melbourne Cup is an important day for Kiwis but it can have an impact on productivity, there are plenty of positives though. Here are some Randstad tips on how to ensure employees have a great Melbourne Cup day! read more

Thursday, 23 October 2014

reshaping the world of work for hiring managers & HR professionals

Tags: Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, World of Work Report

Dominic Thurbon of Change Labs recently spoke about how he sees the world of work changing for Hiring Managers and HR professionals. Dom shares his thoughts on how big data, collaboration and more will impact the industry in the coming ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

why increasing the pension age is a business issue

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Recently we have heard a lot of debate about the merits of lifting the Australian pension age. An age that was set in the early 20th century when most workers were not expected to live long enough to collect their pension. However, now as we are ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australian workplaces are inflexible in comparison to Asia Pacific region

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources, World of Work Report

Majority of workers want to work remotely 30% of the time Australian employers are the least open to flexible working arrangements of anyone in the Asia Pacific region, with 79% of local workers saying they are unable to work remotely in their ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australians more worried about workforce productivity than Asia-Pacific neighbours

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

Battle looming within region to keep employees on home soil Falling productivity and workplace performance is still the number one issue keeping Australian business leaders up at night, with a quarter noting it as their major concern, and over half ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

10 talent strategy game-changers for 2014

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, World of Work Report

According to the Randstad World of Work Report 2013/14, refining your skills and expertise in the following game-changing areas will help you drive future business success: 1. Plan ahead: With skilled talent shortages set to persist, better ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

10 non-monetary incentives for staff

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Statistics from the latest Randstad Award employer branding research has found that the top motivator for employees in Australia has moved from job security last year to seeking a more competitive salary package in 2013. But in our current ... read more

Thursday, 10 July 2014

7 tips for creating high trust leadership

Tags: Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources

If you read any material on successful organisations and leaders, central to this is the ability to build effective teams — and at the heart of this is trust. Trust is the most important element in building a winning team. Whether ... read more

Thursday, 10 July 2014

redefine your workspace to boost productivity

Tags: Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources

The spaces we occupy can define who we are and affect how we behave and feel. Businesses increasingly need to consider how the workplace environments they create will influence the performance and productivity of their employees.  Companies ... read more

Thursday, 10 July 2014

5 ways to isolate talent

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

Recent research suggests that the number one human capital challenge facing Australian business leaders is increasing workforce performance and productivity. It’s no wonder given they are under the constant threat of restructures, operate in a ... read more