• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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