Magazine article New Zealand Management

INTOUCH : Employers Optimistic about Hiring

Magazine article New Zealand Management

INTOUCH : Employers Optimistic about Hiring

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Hiring expectations among New Zealand employers continue to rise as businesses turn their attention to planning for future growth, according to the latest Hudson Report. Employer sentiment has now built on the turnaround in the September quarter with a net effect of 10.7 percent of employers now intending to increase permanent staff levels during the next three months.

The Hudson Report: Hiring Expectations shows the improvement from last quarter has gained momentum with the shift towards increasing headcount moving up six percentage points to 21.9 percent this quarter. Employers intending to reduce their permanent staff levels continued to decrease from 15.3 percent to 11.2 percent for the quarter. Meanwhile the proportion of employers intending to maintain current staff levels remained steady at 66.9 percent from 68.8 percent.

a[euro]The June quarter of 2009 was the first quarter of positive growth since the end of 2007 so there is a sense that the worst of the downturn is now behind usa[euro] says Marc Burrage, executive general manager at Hudson. …

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