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The current job market is perhaps the worst the town has experienced in recent memory. Increasingly business hiring is becoming desperate as the pool of candidates remains very tight. However, there is truth in the statement that making a bad hire in the short term, will cost you significantly more in the long run through disruption, decreased productivity, employee counselling and finally having to replace the bad hire. Despite the...
Jobfix.co.nz is Queenstown’s local premier jobs board. With the support of The Lakes Weekly team, it's again posting in excess of 800 jobs in November and over 100 employers advertising available roles. Jobfix.co.nz competes with the national big boys predominantly Seek and Trade Me for the number of jobs available in town. So how does it stack up. During November, there we 400 local jobs posted, with 85 applications sent through the...
Who would want to run a business right now? Contending with often confusing traffic light rules, unprecedented economic conditions brought on by lockdowns and closed travel and visitor markets. On top of this local companies continue to deal with a crippling labour and skills shortage. The difficulties in hiring have seen the number of jobs advertised in November skyrocket. The JobFix.co.nz numbers, just released for...
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Ignite Wanaka, and supported by QLDC, DQ and JobFix is encouraging local businesses to participate in the third of the quarterly Business Confidence Surveys. The aim is to provide greater insight into the health of the local economy and provide a gauge of business confidence across the district which enables the Chambers of Commerce, Destination Queenstown, Lake Wanaka Tourism and QLDC...
Leave entitlements change as of July Parliament has passed legislation to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. Most employees who have worked for an employer for six months or over are entitled to sick leave if they, or a dependent, are sick or injured. Currently, employees are entitled to 5 days of sick leave per year; however, from 24 July 2021 this will increase to 10 days per year....
Capitalizing on the red hot Southern Lakes property markets Queenstown Media Group will be publishing two seasonal editions of Building Dreams 2021 – Autumn and Spring  Early Bird discounts now available. For more information and to reserve your space, contact us today: Kylee (027 044 2968 - Kylee@qmg.co.nz) Cat (027 777 2785 - Cat@qmg.co.nz )   Ten reasons to be in Building Dreams 2021...
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Westpac NZ, are offering free, individual, memberships to businesspeople who have been made redundant due to Covid-19. The free, 12-month membership, called WeAreCommunity, is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors who are committed to remaining in Queenstown and who would like to stay connected to the business community. Members are able to take advantage of attending the...
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hosting a free Migrant Connect session for anyone interested in knowing more about working in the Queenstown Lakes district. Migrant Connect runs from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Thursday 26 November in the Supper Room at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Those attending will learn more about employment rights and responsibilities, employer responsibilities, how to deal with problems in the workplace and a...
Need staff or need a job? Get along to the Central Lakes Jobs Fair, Thurs 26th November, at the Memorial Centre. Many local businesses are reporting staff shortages leading into the busy summer season. To help match job-seekers to employers directly, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be hosting a Jobs Fair in Queenstown. This will be similar to the recent ‘Jobbortunities’ event, but with a larger...
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...