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Skills shortage
Tech salaries increase as skills shortage inflates expectations
More technology professionals will receive a pay rise this coming financial year than last, with skills shortages creating a once-in-a-career market.
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Cybersecurity
Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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Employment
Overtime in NZ business increasing, more than half go unpaid
“Last year, tight budgets forced employers to try to achieve more with less as they navigated their way through the crisis and back to growth."
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Remote Working
Salary, benefits gap growing between employers and employees
“With most employees dissatisfied with their current benefits, there is also an urgent need for organisations to review packages to retain top talent.”
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Employment
The six most in demand tech jobs
COVID-19 disruption has led to a greater reliance on technology, which is fuelling a sharp increase in demand for several roles across the technology sector.
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Hays
COVID-19 crisis creates demand for retraining, change management and remote onboarding in IT
Organisations are thinking longer-term about their digital and technology talent strategy.
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Remote Working
Hays launches free online training portal for businesses
A new online training portal has been launched in a bid to help employers thrive in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. 
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Leadership
Diversity key to successful workplaces in Asia - Hays report
According to the report, 85% of respondents believe that a ‘workplace culture that encourages respect for diversity of opinion’ is the most positive and impactful employer action to retain top talent.
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IT Automation
Hays: Jobseekers must 'self-disrupt' their career in 2020
taking calculated risks, not raising salary too early and highlighting transferrable skills for a sideways move are all ways people can land a job in the next year.
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Recruitment
Over 80% of people living with a disability say recruitment bias exists
The data was found in a survey of 1,033 people by recruiting company Hays, who raised this issue in conjunction with the International Day of People with Disability (IDOPwD) today.
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Artificial Intelligence
What will NZ's workplace of the future look like? We've got the trends.
“When we look back over the last 20 years, a dominant feature is the accelerating pace of change. Looking ahead, change will remain constant, but it will occur through an ethical lens."
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Hays
Employees around NZ working overtime without pay
A new report shows that overtime has increased in 30% of organisations and nearly half of those working overtime (48%) are unpaid for their extra hours.
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Digital Transformation
Changing skill sets become major driver of business restructures
Restructure, restructure, restructure. That seems to be the message that almost 900 New Zealand employers and 3400 Australian employers are taking away from the continuous need to keep up with changing business needs.
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Training
Does work experience trump formal education?
A new poll from Hays indicates Kiwis place higher emphasis on work experience than formal education when it comes to career progression. 
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Social Media
Looking to land your dream job? Build your soft skills, says Hays
According to Hays latest Salary Guide, soft skills could be the differentiator between a successful or failed job search.
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Cloud
DevOps amongst most sought after skillset
The survey found 53% of respondents believe technical skills have the highest impact on the effectiveness of an organisation or department.
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Hays
Why 49% of employers aim to increase headcount – Hays
"Highly-skilled professionals will be in high demand and can access strong career-advancing opportunities."
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Cybersecurity
Increasing talent shortage in A/NZ cybersecurity market
According to new research from Hays, technical expertise is simply not enough when hiring cybersecurity personnel and businesses should be looking to upskill employees.
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Hays
Why middle management needs a rebrand - Hays
Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised.
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Employment
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.”
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Hays
How to successfully ask for a pay rise - Hays
To ensure your pay rise request is successful, there are certain steps you must take.
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Trends
Which tech trends will influence the 2019 job market
From AI and machine learning to blockchain and data science, six tech trends are set to govern IT skills in demand this year.
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Employment
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.
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IT Automation
Automation beginning to impact Aussie workforce
18% of those surveyed said automation has already impacted their job ‘significantly’, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.