Hello and a massive welcome to the JULY News!
How’s the world working out for you this month?
It’s an ever-changing environment and companies are making short, medium and long term plans to get through and in some cases just to survive the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
At Hard Hats, we intend to be in business long after Covid has disappeared so if you are like us and prefer to support and use New Zealand owned and operated businesses please think of us when you are next recruiting for a position – we would love to be your partner in recruitment. We are all hard working, qualified, genuine people – help us to help you.
So, what’s in this Newsletter?
- Market Insights from Our Managing Director
- Contractor Corner – Updates from our Independent Contracting flexible workforce Manager
- Competition time – win tickets for two people for 18 holes of World Class Golf at Gulf Harbour Country Club (Home of Lydia Ko)
- Consultant Spotlight – Martin
- Selection of HOT jobs right now…
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The marketplace is volatile and depending on who you listen to you get a different perspective or story…
We like to use data that is valid and interpretable and has history so our evidence is taken from Seek NZ and our own internal systems.
This month I feature the Energy and Resources sector as this has been impacted significantly.
Throughout the lockdown it became apparent that staffing was one of the largest overheads that needed to be addressed and whilst some companies retained 100% staff at 100% wages, or 100% staff at 80% wages, others were not so fortunate and had to let go of staff throughout this period and continue to do so.
This of course has seen an increase in job seekers who may not have been active in the market for some time and poses challenges to securing jobs.
If you have staff that have been displaced, our Outplacement services team can help you.*
Of course for some essential services companies, the increase in consumer demand meant that recruitment became the number one priority and we have continued to provide highly competent staff across all sectors from electrical, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain and infrastructure providers.
So what are the numbers showing?
The trend for Quarter 1 – April to June 2020 is that there are more candidates than last year – no surprises here. However, there is lower candidate availability in some of the Regions, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington and the top of the South Island.
Salary growth is down 1.9% overall – this does not mean people are willing to accept lower paid jobs, it is an indication that there are not so many jobs out there and that pay rises have been put on hold.
Candidate availability is at a 5 year high – please be aware that whilst there are lots of people in the market at present it does not indicate that these are the best people for the job. We can help you with pre-qualifying your talent or if you are a job seeker, please talk to us about your own career and road map to successful placements*
Distribution of salary is very interesting in the Resources and Energy sector for the 12 months to June 2020 (source SEEK).
Salary % of workforce
Salaries are commensurate with risk, technical skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience and for those sat in the $120k and above bracket the indications are they are long serving technical personnel who do not hop from job to job. These people tend to sit tight at the best of times so in a pandemic situation will not want to make a move to a new role – we can help you source this type of person for your business to give you a competitive edge.
This data is prepared by Alison Gill, Managing Director, CMInstD, Hard Hat Recruits – Data Source Seek / Hard Hat Recruits Ltd.
For a confidential chat and or more information about our services please contact Alison on 09 282 3156.
*For Outplacement Services please talk to our Recruitment Manager, Cath Fournier on 09 282 3156.