• 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. […]

    1 month ago, by nina
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  • 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 […]

    5 months ago, by nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 […]

    1 year ago, by nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • 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 nina
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  • “Reshoring”

    A rumour doing the rounds recently suggested that manufacturing was returning from overseas to many developed countries. A survey in the UK has shown that one in six manufacturers who moved production offshore, are now returning home in a […]

    3 years ago, by colin
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  • Our flourishing economy

    The signs are all there for a flourishing New Zealand economy and it appears we are living up to our “rock star economy” status for 2014 as forecasted by Paul Bloxham from the HSBC earlier in the year. Predictions […]

    4 years ago, by colin
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  • Cloud computing solutions – is it for you?

    The trend is growing towards Cloud Computing and undeniably, the uptake is accelerating.  The term “Cloud”, as used in the Information Technology  context has been around for a long time.  I recall having the concept of Cloud computing explained […]

    4 years ago, by andy
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  • Organisational size

    We at MTR always ask candidates about their preferred organisation with respect to culture and working environment. Usually candidates focus on the size of the company as a cultural yardstick and add opportunities to learn, develop and be creative […]

    4 years ago, by nina
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  • Innovation

    Chances are, at some stage in an interview, you may be asked to describe a time when you came up with something new. It might be a piece of technology, a process, some code, a document or a complete […]

    4 years ago, by nina
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  • Knowledge management

    A good question to ask your prospective employer at interview might be; How does the company manage its knowledge? In return, a good question that employers could ask potential employees might be; Tell me about a time when you […]

    4 years ago, by colin
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  • Organisational change

    In today’s ever changing and diverse organisations, not to mention the changing financial climate due to the recent global financial crises, organisational change and restructure has become common place.  Both managers and employees need to be able to adjust […]

    4 years ago, by nina
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  • Current global IT trends

    How current Global IT trends have created new jobs and roles The way we communicate and access information is changing rapidly, both at work and in our personal lives. The “information age” is blooming as our surroundings, belongings and […]

    4 years ago, by andy
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  • The importance of a comprehensive induction

    Overcoming that “spare wheel” feeling most of us experience in our first few weeks in a new job, has traditionally been addressed by putting new employees through an induction programme. Aside from assuring new employees that they have made […]

    4 years ago, by nina
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  • Get better results from your job applications

    Online advertisements for IT jobs can attract a hundred or more applications, with only a fraction of these matching the stated requirements. When good, capable candidates get buried in piles of ad-spammers, the shortlisting process can be very time-consuming […]

    4 years ago, by andy
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