"We’ve observed a drop-off in plans to launch new products and services as firms batten down the hatches."
"Regional areas are generally faring better during the current economic slowdown."
"We are seeing retail, professional services and technology industries’ strive to develop digital products and services."
"Recruiters need to think innovatively, and with a view to developing comprehensive candidate management policies."
"The global workforce faces both fewer opportunities to work and compensation that may not necessarily keep pace with rising costs and inflation."
“The trend in Canterbury and Auckland job ads remains downward, acting as a drag on the national figures."
The report has also found that there will be population growth and associated growth in domestic spending.
"More employers also seem to be trying to transfer their best temps into permanent roles as candidate shortages continue to bite across many sectors."
“Senior executives don’t need convincing about the importance of embracing sustainability."