Category Archives: New Zealand

Auckland Plan set to hit bold targets with support of workforce development

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With New Zealand experiencing a good rate of economic growth at the end of last year (0.8% growth in the last three months) Auckland is looking optimistic for further growth and business confidence in 2015.

As a part of Auckland’s Plan, delivered by the Auckland Council, “bold targets” have been set to contribute towards New Zealand’s ambitious aspiration to achieve parity with Australia in terms of GDP per capita over 15 years.

“Auckland expects that its economic growth will be transformational, inclusive and equitable; built on innovation, a green economy and a business-friendly attitude,” the report states.

The report says that to achieve economic targets requires a fundamental structural change in Auckland’s economy. Read More

‘Rock star’ economy, ‘green shoots’ across industries with workforce planning required for growth in Wellington

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Strong economic growth in Wellington over the final quarter of 2014 has prompted thought leaders across industry sectors to agree to allocating resources to develop robust workforce planning across both Wellington and New Zealand, to see an even better 2015.

With phenomenal economic growth, Wellington is preparing for a surge in workforce numbers, economic stimulation and heightened productivity in 2015.

At a conference held in Wellington at the beginning of April by ATC Events (Australasian Talent Conference) in conjunction with Kienco, the concept of workforce planning was given the spotlight.

The conference enabled mass exposure and awareness to a vendor neutral audience about the importance of implementing appropriate strategic workforce plans and development, and how Human Resource (HR) professionals were to become the “perfect business partner” as a part of a future-focused growth strategy for organisations in the district. Read More