Diversity: What is it and why is everyone talking about it?

Saying you want diversity within your team is all well and good but when it comes down to it, what does that actually mean and is our public sector really that diverse?

Policy Buzz
Workforce Diversity

Policy Buzz: State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill - Is the Wheel Being Reinvented?

State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill - Is it lip service or good service? Is the wheel being reinvented? Sure, it makes a lot of sense for agencies to collaborate and work toward shared policy goals, but how easy is it really in this current frame work? And do you think this Reform Bill will make any difference?

Policy Buzz

Lifting the Public Servant Cap and Its Effects on Wellington Contractors

Contractors in Wellington have begun to ask questions as to how this change will affect their opportunities. Find out what our Associate Director and Contracting Specialist Heather Haines thinks. 

government service
public sector

Hiring in a Candidate Driven Market: What Hiring Managers Need to Know

In a tight market, filling a vacancy is almost never easy. Here are 5 critical points every hiring manager needs to know when hiring in a candidate driven market. 

Candidate Experience
Hiring Managers
Hiring Process

5 Reasons Employers Should Consider Flexible Working Arrangements

Flexible Working Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements affords employees the opportunity to create a work schedule that may differ from the traditional work week; and as we find ourselves moving deeper into the age of digitisation, realising a remote workforce - or at the very least, a workforce afforded such flexibilities - becomes considerably easier. Here are the top 5 Reasons employers should consider flexible working arrangements.

Flexible Working Arrangements
Remote Work
Work-life Balance

Why being a specialist recruiter is the ‘bee’s knees’

With more than 10 years as a specialist public sector recruiter, The Johnson Group has an unmatched ability to recruit the very best public-sector professionals. This is no accident, as we have always had a deliberate strategy to focus on the public sector. This profoundly influences how we work with our candidates and how we choose and work with our recruitment consultants.

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 ...