Evaluating employment during the recession

21 May 2009, 12am

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Evaluating employment during the recession

There’s no doubt that the way businesses recruit staff is changing rapidly in today’s environment. At a time when it is crucial for businesses to make the best use of their resources, convenience has become the key to successful recruitment.

According to Penny Smith, manager of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Division, this is the reason for the increasing popularity of the Chamber’s recruitment and employment services, which are offered at no cost.

“We find more and more businesses are eager to take advantage of our employment services,” she says. “This is because they enjoy the convenience of being able to instantly construct their own shortlist from a variety of quality candidates.”

“It is also valuable that we offer such a variety of quality candidates, many of whom are flexible in their work requirements.”

“Our New Kiwis website (www.newkiwis.co.nz) links employers to highly qualified, migrant job seekers ready to start immediately, at no cost,” Penny explains. “Recently, four to five candidates a week are offered employment through this site. We are delighted with these results and the feedback.”

Glenn Styles, Managing Director of Doorman Besam and new advocate for the site says: “I have recently recruited a candidate from the New Kiwis website into a senior role within my company. I found this free service very helpful; so much so that I will definitely utilise it for my future staffing needs.”

Due to the sheer number of candidates searching for employment, Penny believes finding good staff is even more difficult when economic times are turbulent.

“By using the Chamber’s services employers can access quality candidates, available now saving time and money.”

For more information please visit www.newkiwis.co.nz or call 0800 18 23 23.


Penny Smith: Employment Manager Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 09 306 6135
email: psmith@chamber.co.nz

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
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