Looking for top talent this month?
The end of a year and the eve of a new one will naturally see movement in the workplace, as employees review the skills they’ve gained or the ones they haven’t before moving on or out! Here are some of the industries in our talent pool who might create the most impact on our pandemic response with this type of movement…
Recent statistics in NZ ranked Admin Assistants (2nd), Business Analysts (10th), Building Trades (11th), and Civil/Structural Engineering (14th) in the top 20 most needed industries for workers central to the country’s response to the pandemic.
RecruitMum currently offers a range of talent in all four of these industries (and more!), with depth in Administration Assisting along with a pretty cool relationship with NAWIC, in supporting the Construction industry. Contact me, if you want to know more!
Understanding what women want at work
Organisations are boosting their efforts to attract more women as the business case for gender diversity becomes more and more compelling. When it comes to choosing an employer, women’s priorities are often different from those of men, so it pays to know what women want.
Emma Southward, Managing Director of recruitment firm 40 Foot Consulting Limited, did her MBA thesis on gender diversity in New Zealand business leadership and says that “companies with more women in the C-suite have better financial performance than companies with fewer women.”
Laws of attraction data shows men and women share the same key priorities when choosing an employer. Their top priority is:
- salary and compensation (16.5% men versus 15% women),
- work-life balance (14.1% women versus 13% men) and
- career opportunities (12.5% men versus 10.5% women).
Caroline North, research manager with SEEK, says women’s desire for work-life balance and career progression may give employers food for thought.
“Career progression is generally viewed as climbing up a ladder and I think we need to change the way we think about it in order to support flexible working lives as well as what career opportunities and development can actually look like,” she says.
“If it’s only about climbing up a ladder, it becomes very much a full-time worker’s opportunity for growth. How can you develop growth and also part-time work or flexible working?”
What I’m learning…
The global pandemic, other than presenting a shi**er of a year for many, ultimately came to teach us a few things about how we need to change the workforce (among others)! I like to think RecruitMum is part of that change in creating space in encouraging a better-balanced career life for Mums. Creating a service that ensures they can not only play an active role in their kid’s lives, but they can deliver a point of difference to a business bringing much-needed life-skills, soft-skills, proven experience, and emotional intelligence to the workplace to improve performance and growth and fundamentally be far more than just a good hire. It means, that frequently hiring from such an untapped talent pool, will help embed a culture of supporting family and showing your customers and staff that you care about the big things.
If you’re a business who cares about social impact and knows the value of supporting change (as well as being part of it) then drop us a line and let’s learn about each other’s business and find solutions together.
Director | RecruitMum