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With COVID-19 impacting Otago and Queenstown's economy, the Regional Business Partner Network and Otago Chamber of Commerce needs to understand the effects on business and how they can best support you. Please complete this survey and also send on to any other businesses who may be impacted. The Survey is really short [no more than a minute] and finishes on Tuesday March 17 th  Please click here to complete the...
Firstly, a very big thank you to the 430 local businesses that took the time to fill in the Employer survey. While the world has completely flipped since you gave us your feedback, the information has already proved critical in planning discussions with council and between the Chamber of Commerce and Immigration New Zealand.   Key Findings Three quarters of businesses had experienced skills shortages in their...
The Aspiring Conversations weekend in Wanaka is fast approaching and the Queenstown Media Group is proud to be a media sponsor. Three international experts on the impact of climate challenges and sustainability for the business community have been announced and will join the line-up of 11 speakers for the Aspiring Conversations Festival of Ideas in the first weekend in April.   For more click here .
Feedback from the JobFix Employer survey indicated that the majority of positions available advertising runs for a minimum of two weeks and generally three. As a result QMG has introduced multi-week discounts for advertising placed in the Lakes Weekly Bulletin for the same situation vacant advertisement across multiple weeks.   Advertised for two consecutive weeks with the same advert now attracts a 10% discount and for three weeks...
With significant uncertainty unfolding in the business environment across ALL areas of Queenstown, JobFix looks at the first two months of the year and also an early insight into March JobFix vacancy numbers. The market has pivoted from looking for staff to hiring freezes and redundancies amidst a ballooning economic downturn that the majority of businesses are dealing with.   Summary The number of Job openings in January...
If you own a business in Queenstown, we would really appreciate your feedback in our online survey. Take the survey: CLICK HERE For many businesses in the Southern Lakes/Central region finding, training and retaining staff is a key business impediment. Today the Queenstown Media Group’s JobFix, Wanaka App, The Central App have created a survey with support from the Economic Development team at Queenstown Lakes District Council...
Mind Over Matter Don't miss this unique opportunity for some inspiration and business tips from these leading business and sports people. Throw in some fun banter and it's sure to be an entertaining and informative day out!  Bring your team, friends and clients along to the Deloitte Business and Banter event, proudly supported by Deloitte, Lane Neave and Centrality.  Date: Thursday 19 March Time:  10:00AM - 5:00PM...
Only 27% of the JobFix online users are from Queenstown, while 80% of the online audience is domestic ensuring wide national coverage and without the spam often seen coming from international platforms.  
Building a strong shortlist is a critical step in the recruitment process - it will save you money in the long run and help you to find the best candidate for your vacancy. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you get the process right... So, you've written your job advert, adjusted the job description, and advertised the role across your network ( ...as well as placing an Ad in the Lakes Weekly Bulletin, of...
The Government has provided further information on the new three stage work visa application process, which will likely come into effect on 2021 as a phased approach.  The actual details of what each check will involve, and the cost of this three-stage process is still unknown, but we summarise the check requirements. Stage 1- Employer Check Stage 2 – Job Check Stage 3 – Worker Check   For more...
Leadership Development Workshop with In-House Mentoring Session Hospitality businesses face a number of challenges to operate efficiently and achieve competitive advantage. One of the most important elements that contribute to team success is the leadership delivered in a business. We're traveling around the country to host full day Leadership Development Workshops near you. These workshops are focused on developing...