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Sourcing Talent for NZ Start-Ups

At #it18nz tech talent conference we will explore in-depth the people side of the tech sector in NZ. Some of the things you can learn at #it18nz:  What makes high-growth tech companies tick – Palantir  Building a tech company from scratch – Gameloft  Finding talent the Open Source way – Red Hat  How to find […]

IT Talent Conference IT18NZ to be held in Auckland and Wellington

IT18 Talent Conference is back! We are delighted to announce that #IT18NZ will be held in two cities – Auckland (21 April) and Wellington (24 April). IT18 exclusively focuses on talent management in the tech sector and will explore issues surrounding the attraction, recruitment and management of IT professionals in New Zealand. This year’s line […]

NZ Inc Vs. The World

James Bergin delivered one of the most popular presentation at the 2014 IT18 Conference. He asked – Is the grass actually greener overseas for IT professionals? See the presentation below:

Tech start-up triples headcount using social media referrals

Source: Shortlist.net Social media has played a critical role in helping tech start-up Vend triple its headcount over the last year, and head of talent Kirsti Grant advises recruiters that when it comes to social media there’s “no one tool to rule them all”. Vend made approximately 60% of its hires last year through social […]

Who is Will Staney?

We are delighted to announce that Will Staney, Recruitment Director SAP USA will  be in Auckland for the #IT18NZ conference. More about Will here [youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6_gQPhxKmc” width=”560″ height=”315″ full=”no” ]      

A rating system would sort the good recruiters from the bad: Atlassian

Joris Luijke, VP of talent at software firm Atlassian, has called for a recruitment agency rating system for employers. Speaking on a panel at the IT18 conference yesterday, Luijke said he wanted to see the introduction of a quality control mechanism of some kind, to help companies like Atlassian sort through the constant flow of […]

“We’ve done a pretty good job of trashing 457-visas for IT”: Peoplebank boss

Source: Shortlist The Federal Government’s recent “attack” on 457-visas in the IT sector is another setback for an industry already facing critical hurdles in meeting its current and future skills needs, says Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson. “We’ve done a pretty good job of trashing 457-visas for IT as a country in the last six weeks, […]

Recruitment companies delivering solid performers: Microsoft Services

Source: Shortlist Microsoft’s local professional services and consulting arm has been drilling into its recruitment data, and the results show that agency recruiters are sourcing some of its best candidates, says Asia-Pacific staffing director Fiona Hathaway. Speaking at the IT18 Conference in Sydney today, Hathaway said Microsoft Services was starting to use big data analysis […]