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Aus-based employment platform raises AU$22m in funding round
Leading this round of funding was SEEK, the employment marketplace, with participation from OneVentures and AirTree Ventures. This round of funding brings the company’s valuation to more than AU$100 million.
NZX-listed PaySauce raises $1.5m
"we have evolved into a platform to streamline interactions between employees and employers," says PaySauce CEO Asantha Wijeyeratne.
Kiwi employees increasingly unsatisfied at work
“A new financial year is fast approaching, which traditionally brings fresh activity to the jobs market as new budgets are set and employers look to add to their headcount.”
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
Bias & discrimination stunting career progression, claim employees
If you feel like you’ve been held back from career progression because of discrimination, you are not alone according to a report from recruiting firm Hays.
Fuji Xerox staff stick to their guns in second day of strike action
Fuji Xerox has admitted outright that its financial troubles have had a significant impact on its workforce, with more than $370 million worth of losses written off in the last two years.
IT employers having to up salaries and bonuses to attract talent
As the modern economy relies increasingly on data, it’s certainly a good time to be working in IT.
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
Entrepreneur reactivates business engagement in AU Super funds
10 million workers leave it up to employers to choose their Super fund for them – and the majority of employers are just as passive and unengaged at putting that fund to work.
Digital transformation drives demand for tech professionals across NZ
"A good employer will ensure they provide suitable training and development for their top candidates, not just from a technical perspective but also from a soft skill perspective."
Sponsorship: The key to better leadership programmes?
While there are plenty of leadership programmes available for women, those programmes don’t generally work on their own.
So you want to keep tech talent in your business
So you want to keep your tech talent, but you’re not sure what they need to stay put – is salary the biggest factor?
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country.
97% of Chorus subcontractors fail employment standards inspection
73 of 75 inspected subcontractors found to be in breach of minimum employment standards, which could have ramifications across the channel.
Vodafone rallies support for LGBT+ talent in the workplace
Vodafone is on a mission to recruit and support LGBT+ talent as part of its mission to provide a safe and inclusive work environment.
Survey: Majority of cybersecurity professionals unhappy with pay
Exabeam has released some alarming findings that reveal despite general job satisfaction, most security professionals want more money.
SMB benefits from a living wage outweighs costs - NextGen
"If they introduce the shift to a living wage in stages, and if their business is running in good order, it is definitely affordable."
New Zealand job market growth re-balances to regions - SEEK
These latest figures underscore the tremendous job growth experienced in smaller regions in recent years.
The AI tidal wave is coming, but it won't be as destructive as people think
“Most Kiwis are already using AI and don’t even realise it," comments NZ AI Forum executive director Ben Reid.
What’s your perfect digital job? Vodafone’s new online tool will tell you
The Future Jobs Finder offers a simple but comprehensive gateway to new skills and opportunities for employment in the digital economy.
More ambidextrous thinkers needed in technical roles – Xero
There’s a tendency in the industry to accept i-shaped thinkers (highly skilled in one area) with the assumption it’s how good engineering is done.
Govt aims for fairer wages, higher bargaining power with new employment legislation
Under the proposed amendment bill, 90-day trial periods for new workers will only be available to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
Execs believe AI and robotics could change workplace for the better - study
Study finds teaming machine intelligence with humans can help organisations embrace efficient and meritocratic workforces.