A positive outlook for recruitment in 2015


The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2015 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Here we discuss the outlook for New Zealand in 2015.



Hiring trends across New Zealand

Recruitment in New Zealand remained buoyant across most sectors in 2014, with high confidence and low unemployment rates (circa 5%) following a strong year in 2013. 

The general election caused only minimal disruption, while the incumbent government’s re-election delivered a boost to business confidence and helped to stimulate hiring activity.

The country’s primary industries – dairy, forestry and farming – continued to perform reasonably well during the year, with a positive knock-on effect for specialist recruitment among support services and suppliers. Falling dairy prices in 2014 may negatively impact the economy in 2015 and beyond if the current downward trend continues. The ongoing city-wide rebuilding work in Christchurch, following the earthquake of 2011, also stimulated investment in infrastructure. This, combined with residential housing shortages in Auckland, weathertightness remedial work and preemptive earthquake resilience work, increased momentum within the construction industry nationally.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its sixteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 24 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America. The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2014.

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market across New Zealand, download the full version of the 2015 New Zealand Salary Survey.

Compare your salary across a range of global markets and industries. The Salary Survey is also available as an App for download on iOS and Android.

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