On March 21, 2020, we were sitting at our desks sifting through high volumes of jobs and applications when we watched our portfolio vanish with the announcement of Alert Level 4 lockdown. Emails began streaming in from clients, left with no choice but to put their recruitment activities on indefinite hold. Each job wasn’t just
As Auckland rolls into a fourth week at the most stringent of lockdowns at Alert Level 4, Recruitment Studio Consultant Heather takes us through what it’s like to keep on working from home while navigating life with 3 other flatmates. Four adults, one bathroom…Battling for the kitchen at dinner time…You’re lucky if you have an
Though globally we haven’t fully stamped out coronavirus, New Zealand can count itself lucky for largely having returned to our pre-pandemic lives. But, alongside masks on public transport and hand sanitiser in every corner, there is one lockdown lifestyle change that won’t be reverting anytime soon – remote working. Stats NZ revealed that a whopping
In the last year, our lives have changed dramatically. With the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, people worldwide made the transition from conventional office jobs to work-from-home roles. This took some getting used to, but soon became a part of our everyday lives. Some of us embraced this new way of life wholeheartedly since it
In the wake of Covid-19, millions of people have been left unemployed as the global economy has been shaken to its core. Countries around the world are in varying states of lockdown with shelter-in-place rules in effect. What implications will this have on employment in a small nation like ours? New Zealand has been lauded
Well done everybody! We’ve got through the adjustment to lockdown life, we are now very well acquainted with our bubbles, working in track pants and experiencing Zoom fatigue, and now have the green light to start returning to our ‘safer new normal’ at Level 2. Let’s remember how it was such a huge adjustment when
Having moved to New Zealand just over 4 years ago as a backpacker, I have very much been used to staying connected with friends and family through the means of Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. So, I am always tuned in to at least two countries’ day-to-day news and updates from my family and friends.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus or Covid-19 a pandemic. The government of New Zealand is advising some basic measures to tackle the spread. This means workplaces should also gear-up to face this challenge and help prevent its spread. Here are some measures workplaces and employees can adopt to help tackle this