Unemployment figures drop slightly
The number of people out of work has fallen slightly amid signs a slowing economy is creating fewer jobs, possibly leading to lower interest rates.
Robots won’t replace all that makes us human
As the human touch fast disappears from numerous more employment sectors, we must recognise the changing world of work is already upon us.
ATEED launches Tinder for tourism
The tourism industry is experiencing a surge in growth, but young people aren’t looking at it as a serious career option. A new campaign in Auckland aims to change that.
Leader or follower? Lines set to blur
In order to be a leader, you have to have followers. But technological advances could see the distinction blur in future.
Open to the future of work
‘As the future of work sees a reduction in the traditional jobs we have come to know and love, we will see steady growth in the jobs that provide human experience and space will be the critical environment.’
A new frontier for employment law
Bell Gully’s Liz Coats says Fair Pay Agreements - among the biggest changes to employment law in a decade - face a tight timeframe to be in place before next year’s election.
Weaker than expected jobs data in 4Q raises rate cut prospects
Fewer people had jobs in the December quarter and wage inflation remained tepid, something that could increase the likelihood of a rate cut in New Zealand.
Unemployment may jump a little
Economists are expecting the unemployment rate nudged a little higher in the December quarter, perhaps reaching 4.2 percent from 3.9 percent in the September quarter.
Bolger: NZ needs pay reforms to avoid ‘yellow vests’ populism
National wage bargaining arrangements that help deal with both high income inequality and low productivity are key to New Zealand avoiding the rise of populist politics seen in other parts of the world, says the chair of the Fair Pay Agreements Working Group Jim Bolger.