Category Archives: Employment
Skills Shortages and the Cost of Vacancy (COV)
The reality of skills shortages is a hotly debated and politicised topic in New Zealand.
The 2022 NZ Staff Turnover and Employment Survey canvassed organisations on the impacts of current skills shortages.
In 2022, 72% of businesses reported they had positions that they were unable to fill. This was an increase from 64% in 2021.
Now in its 14th year, Lawson Williams has once again surveyed New Zealand businesses across a range of sectors to provide Staff Turnover data as New Zealand moves through the Covid – 19 pandemic.
If you have been active in the job market recently you will have heard about Behavioural interview questions or experienced them in a job interview. They usually start with “Tell me about a time when you…” or “Give me an example of when you…”.
It’s a new year and decade, has anything changed?
At the beginning of every new year in our recruitment business we are interested in what has changed. What skills will our clients be looking for in their employees in 2020.
In the world of big data and HR analytics there is now a plethora of research and reporting, identifying and presenting both the hard skills and soft skills in demand.
Can you remember a time when you were listening to someone speak and somehow, they engaged you? To this day you can remember most of what they said or at least the message they were trying to convey?
It’s more likely than not the person told a story, they made you feel something and that’s why you remember.
Lawson Williams was pleased to present this webinar series in partnership with Mel Rowsell to support New Zealanders who are responsible for leading people through Covid -19 and beyond.
These are truly unprecedented times challenging us to be the best leaders we can without a proven road map to work from.
Mel Rowsell is an expert in Human connection at work. She helps business build workplaces where people can thrive and achieve.