• Our current market observations

    As we compose this we have just experienced the New Zealand general election and are in the throes of coalition talks between all major New Zealand political parties for the race to, and right to form our next government. […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Perception is reality: What the digital age means to you

    Lately, in the media there has been a lot of talk about Big Data. This piqued our interest so we did some investigation as we wanted to find out what this meant to us as individuals. Although we had […]

    7 months ago, by
  • What’s happening in the Auckland IT employment market?

    Here’s our market observations from over the past few months: At the start of Q2 2016, employment confidence fell to below the five year average as people voiced concerns over job security. This may have been exacerbated by the […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Our recent market observations …

    Winter is here and we’ve passed the shortest day although with the recent high temperatures you really wouldn’t know it. As discussed in an earlier MTR Salary Guide, net migration continues at record levels with May 2016 seeing more […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Why is staff retention so important?

    Autumn is here and the somewhat unpredictable weather is showing a marked similarity to the Auckland IT labour market. Even though a record number of migrants entered New Zealand in the last year, numbers of available candidates are only […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Recent market observations

    We would like to start the year with some observations from 2015; Lately we’ve noticed a change in the way some tertiary colleges and larger corporate organisations provide training.  Always a very competitive market, training is moving away from […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Market trends – our thoughts

    The New Zealand economy still seems to be bucking the global trend. Although some of the sparkle has faded from the ‘rock star’ status of a couple of years ago, the economy is still more buoyant than a lot […]

    2 years ago, by
  • IT and recruitment trends – as we see it

    With the solstice now behind us we can look forward to later sunsets, earlier dawns and more tourists……. Global Trends Tourism is beginning to look like our biggest earner for the coming year. The recent drop in the value […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Recent market observations

    Global trends Cloud applications are gaining popularity giving staff easier access to critical applications from anywhere on the globe. Companies utilising the Cloud have found the easier access to applications allow employees to have more flexibility around hours and […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Current business environment insights

    After a very busy year, although a quieter December which is normal, business continues with unabated demand for Senior C# and Java or PHP Developers. This strong demand still requires candidates to primarily have excellent written and verbal communication […]

    3 years ago, by