Competition for NZ staff is heating up

Competition for staff is heating up as employers position themselves to take advantage of the economic recovery, surveys show.
Competition for staff is heating up as employers position themselves to take advantage of the economic recovery, surveys show.

A net 20.3 per cent of businesses intend to increase their permanent headcount by September, up 0.5 percentage points from the June quarter, according to the latest survey from recruitment agency Hudson.

Those intentions were backed up by a 29 per cent increase in online job listings on Trade Me.

Hays' New Zealand managing director, Jason Walker, said the start of a new financial year would see a "flurry of recruiting activity" to strengthen the workforce.

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