Strategies Discussed on how the Construction Industry can Tackle Employee Shortfall
Australia is facing a severe shortage of construction workers, with Master Builders…
4 May 2022
According to the Beyond Recruitment Economic & Labour report, over 68% of New Zealand’s organisations expect to grow their workforce in 2022, with 60% saying their workforces have already grown within the last year.
finding talent for open positions was the biggest issue that organisations have faced across New Zealand in the last couple of years. The problem has only gotten worse with the rising demand for placements, from 46% of employers reporting the difficulty to 60% reporting this year.
Training talent was considered the second biggest problem in 2021, but this has been replaced with attracting talent.
Employers are showing that they are after permanent staff, as opposed to contract staff or temporary staff. This is usually the case, however, Beyond Recruitment has noted that the figure stands at 62% instead of the previous 38%.
27% of organisation heads also report that their average pay rise is 2%, with 23% reporting that it stands at 3%. This is to adhere to fluctuating inflation as well as to entice those looking for employment.