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New Zealand still struggling with technical staff shortages

New Zealand still struggling with technical staff shortages

Managers/ professionals and technical staff remain the hardest positions to fill, according to the results of a survey by Clarian Human Resources. According to the survey results, New Zealand is still facing a shortage of managers, professionals and technical staff, despite the end of the recession.

Nearly 34% of employers said that the skill requirement have changed since the recession, with 26% of those saying that they need more skilled managers and professionals, while 16% require additional technical staff.

According to Clare Parkes, director of Clarian Human Resources, increasing pay packages is often how companies try to address the shortages but the method is not the best, as “splurging on salary doesn’t necessarily deal with the underlying problem.”

“Before looking at the issue of salary, it is worth also considering the true needs of the role, existing opportunities to develop internal resources, existing working methods, sources of recruitment and selection criteria,” adds Parkes.

Parkes also belives that staff retention is an important issue that companies cannot afford to neglect. “Organisations should challenge themselves with the hard questions: Are newly-identified roles the main driver for your present need for recruitment? Or is it simply that your key talent are leaving for greener pastures? If the latter is the issue, the focus should be on understanding where problems exist in staff retention.”

This interim survey was conducted to a total of 249 New Zealand employers and managers, along with 138 employees across a wide range of industries and comes just a couple of months before Clarian Human Resources releases the results of its 2010 Great New Zealand Employment Survey.


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