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Luring skilled Kiwis back home

Recruiters are struggling to fill staff shortages, says David Maida. The rebuilding of the country’s second-largest city has seen skill shortages skewed significantly towards construction and trades, with spin-offs in other areas. Jason Walker, managing director of Hays New Zealand, says a recent survey of its clients and candidates highlighted gaps in technical engineering roles such as engineering design, civil…

Loosen up for better job fit

As the economy hopefully picks up, employers may have a harder time finding the candidates they want. But Lincoln Crawley, managing director for ManpowerGroup of Australia and New Zealand, says tools such as “employability profiles” can help. “The employers that will have the best competitive advantage around attracting people will be the ones that utilise these sorts of tools.” Read