Good afternoon,

This month we wanted to talk about being adaptable. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2020, it’s how to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. One of our core values as a business is adaptability, and that’s definitely been put to the test this year.

When COVID-19 was initially on the rise in NZ, we decided to put WorkHere, our initiative that focused on international talent, on hold and focus our attention on what the domestic market could offer employers. The result of this domestic focus was a whole new initiative called Build New Zealand Now, a tool that focuses on bringing together information on the infrastructure sector and its projects. This has created a resource for all stakeholders in the industry that otherwise didn’t exist in one location.

As New Zealand manages the pandemic, border restrictions have been evolving and the need for overseas talent is ever strong. As experts in immigration and attracting offshore talent we’ve refreshed our WorkHere platform and we’re ready to support those in need.

Our Talent Solutions Manager, Carly, has written an article on LinkedIn regarding how we’ve adapted to the changes in the recruitment landscape – it’s a great in-depth summary of what’s happening in industries such as tech and construction. Check out her piece “Skill Gaps Are Appearing” here.

While COVID-19 has had an impact on every industry, not all consequences have been negative. It has also opened doors for new career pathways that otherwise wouldn’t exist (or exist yet). The acceleration of digital development globally is creating new opportunities in the tech sector that require new skills. Our new norms have made reskilling and upskilling critical to personal and professional development.

We hope you have a great day!