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Salary is always going to be incredibly important and the single biggest determinant of where someone will work but alongside that, increasingly employees want to know about your values and how you respect staff. Part of the consideration is also what perks a business can offer and these can sway a candidate your way.   These are some of the top ones for Queenstown.   FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS With many of your...
Tourism is booming. Every year, New Zealand’s international visitor numbers keep increasing , creating more demand for the industry. It’s forecasted that by 2025 there will 36,000 new tourism jobs across the country – and Queenstown represents a huge portion of this figure! Go with Tourism is a custom-built, innovative solution to address this challenge head on. The online platform, dubbed “Tinder for...
JobFix is locally owned and operated by the team at Queenstown Media Group. JobFix is Queenstown's leading recruitment jobs board , meeting the needs of Jobseekers and Employers in all lines of business. While its focused on the Queenstown Lakes District it reaches nationally offering the largest number of open positions in the region. Pricing There are three tiers of job placement offers  The Basic package is...
While the market remains extremely tight the peak period for the year seems to have been reached in October and is now slowly easing off. Summary The number of roles advertised in November decreased 120 from October according to the November JobFix advertisement index report. The overall number of open roles were down 13% on last year. The moving quarterly average also declined by 1% The Tourism services sector including...
The Queenstown Trails Trust has launched their Corporate Gift Memberships in time for Christmas and they want you to spread the feel good vibes this festive season. More and more businesses want to practice their corporate social responsibility, so the Queenstown Trails Trust has come up with a meaningful gift that can benefit not only your team, but the wider community. A $5,000 donation will entitle your organisation with a Corporate...
JobFix is over 2 years young and has become Queenstown’s local premier online local jobs board. With the support of Queenstown Media Group team and the flagship publication, Lakes Weekly, JobFix is posting in excess of 100 jobs a week and in busy times double that. JobFix has to compete with the national big boys predominantly Seek and Trade Me. Increasingly local businesses spend a lot of time on JobFix in an increasingly tight...
While it’s a complex employment market currently many businesses continue to see great responses from the powerful combination of Lakes Weekly and JobFix. Gerald from Remarkable Cleaning has been using LWB and other avenues to find cleaners for his business. His testimony: When he advertises with the Lakes Weekly Bulletin he is guaranteed to get a result and JobFix has consistently delivered over the...
Summary The October JobFix advertisement index rose 15%  above last year. The number of open roles rose 12%. All sectors are struggling to find candidates in an increasingly competitive market.   Construction and Accommodation led the surge in growth with the highest increase  in advertised positions.  The market is headed into the critical summer period desperately trying to find staff. The...
Seven Top tips to writing a really good job ad   Use an outstanding job title. This is the most important part of your job ad. When you write your title, include the name of the position and the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant.   Add an emotive introduction. This is one paragraph that gives three to five details applicants will find most exciting about the...
  Startup Weekend Queenstown is an amazing way to learn how to effectively launch a business. The 54-hour event kicks off this Friday (18-20 Oct). Anyone can attend who's interested in learning the skills relevant to launching a new business or product. No entrepreneurship or startup experience required. Jobfix Readers OFFER: save $75 off Startup Weekend! Save $75 off a last-minute ticket. Use discount code "JOBFIX" to...
Only three weeks until the Vodafone Queenstown Chamber Innovation Summit 2019. If your business is looking to innovate - whether you are new or established, then this is the event for you! This exceptional line up of national and local business leaders will share their inspiration, innovation insights and business tips in an entertaining format.    Taste of the Speakers: Hamish Carter, Olympic Gold Medalist...
Without the tourism sector, the Queenstown employment market would be in decline.  Overall the September job market was good news for job seekers with 968 open positions being advertised across the month. The number of open roles rose 5% last September and was the strongest month of the year by a long way. September was a standout and grew significantly even when compared with the month prior, growing 25% in August as the market...