“Brexit negotiations may be grinding to a halt, but the resilient jobs market is still moving steadily forwards."
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“Our data shows that the private sector job market peaked around the start of 2018 and there has been a significant (5-10 per cent) tail off since then. The decline in business confidence is now reducing new hiring.”
“The more positive figures on hiring for temporary workers suggest that many businesses are turning to agency work to help them navigate the unpredictability they currently face."
The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for New Zealand has shown employers reporting conservative hiring plans for the second quarter of 2019.
“Our survey findings confirmed many of the concerns we are hearing from each group, such as employers’ struggle to find qualified candidates and candidates’ frustration with a lack of communication from employers."
“The report will provide substantial evidence for future Skilled Occupation discussions, for the professionalism of the sector program and, last but not least, inform talent acquisition in our own sector.”
New contracts were 52 per cent of all activity, while renewals shrank to 34 per cent with Melbourne leading the way in hiring activity.
"As the world of work is continually changing, the services provided by private employment agencies are increasingly sought after and contribute to positive labour market outcomes.”
More than a third (35.4 per cent) forecast ‘digital leadership advisory’ to be a growing service to businesses in 2019.