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Staff Turnover data shows New Zealand – a multi speed economy?

The  National Staff Turnover Survey by Lawson Williams Consulting Group has once again produced some very interesting findings that will assist participating companies to better understand effective recruitment processes.

 

Staff Turnover data shows New Zealand – a multi speed economy?

Unlike previous years, both 2014 and 2015 surveys demonstrate an interesting departure from trend.

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90 Day Trial – a blunt instrument?

 

The ability for companies to include a 90 day trial period as a clause in their Individual Employment Agreement (IEA) was introduced March 1st 2009 for companies with 19 or fewer staff. This was extended to all New Zealand businesses 1st April 2011.

 

Current status of trial periods

65.5% of respondents stated they had a trial period clause in their Individual employment agreements (IEA) for new staff; 34.5% said they did not.

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The New Zealand National Average Turnover

The  National Staff Turnover Survey by Lawson Williams has once again produced some very interesting findings that will assist participating companies to better understand effective recruitment processes.

The national average turnover for 2015 was 18.4%. This is the highest rate since 2008 showing an 11.4% increase on 2014.

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Interpersonal Skills – do you have them?

People regularly use words like “strong interpersonal skills” when describing themselves and companies often ask for good interpersonal skills when looking for new staff. From our experience, few people can give a useful description of what Interpersonal skills really are, but CEB (previously Saville Holdsworth),  a global leader in Talent measurement, gives us some useful insight.

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Career sustainability – choose the best “first time” experiences and develop your “soft skills”

These days, technology is evolving faster than ever and the impact of this on organisations can be huge, with layers disappearing, titles changing and the pendulum swinging from centralisation to decentralisation.  In this fast-changing world, what can you do to sustain a career and remain a sought-after candidate?  Here are just a couple of suggestions:-

The Power of Firsts

First-time experiences are crucial, so keep your views and options open.

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