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What's news?

Why is it hard to find good people?

 

Over the nearly 20 years that I have worked in recruitment, the employment market has swung in the favour of employers from time-to-time, but more often has been referred to as 'candidate short'.

The market could be called candidate short now.

And it's easy to understand why, with the latest figures from Seek showing an increase in job adverts of 8.7% nationally.

The greatest increase is in Wellington.

And salaries are lifting also.

It has never been more important to look after the employees you have on board, to be generous with your time when inducting new team members - and when hiring, to call on a recruitment consultant, whose database and networks can work wonders in securing new talented team members, and whose experience can assist you to market your vacancy in a way that attracts the right people.

Read the latest from Seek's Market Insight, which issued December 2018. 


 

Source: Seek NZ - December 2018

 

Who's bringing home the bacon?

 

The team at Seek are great at keeping us informed on recruitment industry best practice and current trends.

In August 2018 Seek provided their latest figures to show which industries are paying the most.

They reported that population growth is a key driver in the occupations that have gained the highest salary increases in the last 5 years - with Construction now being the highest paying industry in the country. 

Top place for the highest percentage increase in the last 5 years went to Design & Architecture (28.56% up from 2013).

Want to know where your industry sits, relative to the national averages? 

Here is the data collated by Seek.

 
Average salary by industry: 2013 vs 2018
NZ Industry 2013 2018 % Growth
Accounting $74,562 $79,181 6.19%
Administration & Office Support $46,286 $52,391 13.19%
Advertising, Arts & Media $64,468 $69,260 7.43%
Banking & Financial Services $80,728 $87,583 8.49%
Call Centre & Customer Service $47,135 $50,014 6.11%
Community Services & Development $56,093 $64,618 15.20%
Construction $84,321 $101,633 20.53%
Consulting & Strategy  $96,508 $100,610 4.25%
Design & Architecture $65,502 $84,213 28.56%
Education & Training $63,048 $71,176 12.89%
Engineering $91,751 $92,205 0.49%
Farming, Animals & Conservation $61,925 $70,409 13.70%
Government & Defence $78,384 $83,266 6.23%
Healthcare & Medical $71,821 $73,962 2.98%
Hospitality & Tourism $47,943 $52,703 9.93%
Human Resources & Recruitment $76,962 $82,342 6.99%
Information & CommunicationTechnology $88,228 $95,938 8.74%
Insurance & Superannuation $74,758 $74,466 -0.39%
Legal $82,850 $86,016 3.82%
Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics $62,302 $66,876 7.34%
Marketing & Communications $76,785 $79,489 3.52%
Mining, Resources & Energy $108,257 $92,362 -14.68%
Real Estate & Property $78,890 $84,504 7.16%
Retail & Consumer Products $48,211 $53,484 10.94%
Sales $69,757 $75,242 7.86%
Science & Technology $73,185 $75,909 3.72%
Sport & Recreation $57,958 $61,267 5.71%
Trades & Services $54,682 $61,091 11.72%
Average $70,832 $75,794 7.01%

Source: Seek NZ - August 2018