The New Zealand employment market has changed
significantly over the last 10 years. We have gone from candidate rich to
candidate tight – very tight!
In fact, NZ currently has 3.6% unemployment,
the lowest in over 30 years. This has dramatically changed the landscape of the
No longer can you be a transactional recruiter
in this market, there simply isn’t the volume of talent to screen and process.
Today’s recruiter is much more candidate proactive. Networking, in-person and
online, using various methods of search and creative sourcing techniques are all
required in order to be successful.
And, it's competitive out there!
There is a ‘village’ mentality which is
prevalent when choosing business relationships. Clients need to ‘like you before
they’ll do business with you’. It is important to take this approach when
establishing yourself in the NZ market.