Migrants who bring technical/science skills will bring a major boost to our economy

Sir Neville Jordan (Chancellor of Victoria University) spoke on Monday 10th March at the Rotary Club of Wellington.  He estimates that we require 500 technical and science graduates each year in order to achieve New Zealand's economic growth demands. For each 500 graduates this requires 35,000 students who are very interested in these subjects at the conclusion of their primary schooling. Read me....

The Johnson Group Talent Radar

The Johnson Group consultants have built strong relationships with clients over many years and because we understand them well, this allows us to engage the services of our ‘Talent Radar’. With this approach we continuously scan the market for star talent to match clients’ most demanding vacancies. (As discussed previously, many of the candidates we place are not actively involved in a job search. Instead they will advise us when they are ready for a move - but only for the ...

Merry Christmas everyone

Santa's message to you all.  Have a fabulous Xmas and relaxing holiday time.  No cards, this year we have made a donation to the Wellington City Mission.  

Recruitment - How we make it look so easy!

Sometimes we make the job of finding you a great contractor look easy; maybe even just a matter of fortunate timing. So, just what is it we do to make it look so easy? 

Our talent pool of contractors has been built up over the past 10 years ...


Cover Letters

Here at The Johnson Group we see a number of professionals join our talent pool every week. Their applications, like the people themselves, come in all different shapes and sizes, some with a lot of information and others with less. One thing we have noticed more and more recently is the number of applications that don’t have a cover letter attached.

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Hiring from Outside the Box

I well remember the young business analyst with strong commercial experience that I interviewed 10 years ago about a position in the Department of Child, Youth and Family. His understanding prior to our conversation was that the entire organisation consisted solely of people dealing with the really hard challenges on the front line. He had little understanding of the variety of roles that assist a government agency to function.Only after a conversation that centred on his motives, drivers and ...

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Youth Charter Launched by the RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association)

A most exciting new initiative was launched by the Hon. Paula Bennett MP at the RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association) conference held in Queenstown on 28th August - the Youth Jobs Charter. Under the charter, recruitment companies across Australasia pledge to work with youth to educate them on the job market; and to support the creation of employment opportunities by working with employers and youth. The recruitment industry believes that collectively it has the resources to ...

For All Policy Analysts - What are Hiring Managers Telling Us?

Being the only specialist public sector recruitment firm, we have the privilege to be the eyes and ears of our candidates and our clients all the time. Drawing on this market knowledge, starting today, we will publish a series of articles that will help you to prepare yourself better for your policy interviews. After all, you can never be over prepared!