Hiring trends in New Zealand in 2016
Activity decreased somewhat during the second part of the year as less than positive economic news emerged from China and as prices declined across the critically important New Zealand dairy industry.
Despite confidence reducing towards the end of the year, qualified professionals were in particularly strong demand across sales and marketing, finance, IT and legal.
We are cautiously optimistic for 2017, anticipating that recruitment levels will be broadly similar to those seen in 2016. However, we expect demand to be especially sensitive to wider economic conditions as New Zealand is increasingly exposed to global market forces. Competition will be particularly intense for experienced financial and commercial managers across all markets.