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21/07/21

The best cities to relocate to in 2021

After lockdowns and a pandemic halted most of the world’s travel plans, it’s no surprise that many people are exploring different ways of working – including remote working and relocating to different cities. In a recent study, 57% of respondents said that they are willing to work remotely for an employer that doesn’t have a…

17/05/21

Aotearoa AI Summit

Salt’s Consultant Rich Jee from our Auckland office shares his key takeaways from the Aotearoa AI Summit on Wednesday, 12th May. The AI Forum’s Aotearoa AI Summit that I attended last Wednesday at the AUT Conference Centre was awesome! I’m used to going to conferences, summits, and the like, and sitting there listening to speakers…

4/05/21

Age discrimination in hiring hurts us all

Salt’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on the perception of age and years of experience. I felt compelled to share my thoughts on age with you after talking to many candidates at both ends of the spectrum who are being actively discriminated against. All the research tells us that diverse teams and organisations…

28/04/21

What motorsports can teach us about mindfulness

Recently we announced that we will be supporting McKenzy Cresswell as he launches his F4 career at the age of 15. When learning to be a driver, there is a lot of preparation that goes into it. You need to make sure that your mind is trained, and mindfulness is a technique that is used…

14/04/21

Top tips on how to kickstart your eCommerce career in 2021

In today’s world, we have seen many rapid changes, one of which is the fast and continuous growth of eCommerce. If you are looking at getting into eCommerce, now might be the perfect time to get started within this market.   What is eCommerce?  Simply put, eCommerce is a business model that allows businesses and individuals…

12/04/21

Counter-offers are on the rise — 4 things to think about on whether it’s the right tactic for you!

Salt’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on counter-offers and whether it’s the right move for you. Recruitment costs time, productivity and financially — whether you manage this internally or utilise external expertise, so it’s natural when that resignation hits your desk to have an immediate desire to consider the counter-offer! Tail spinning into…

9/04/21

What is the digital skills gap and what does it mean for young people?

Universities and schools were shut, there was nowhere to go, nothing to do. Companies were pausing hiring and those who were hiring were looking for people with years of experience to help them pull through the pandemic. Last year, as companies focussed on survival and growth, two clear employment realities were hitting – there is…

7/04/21

What will company culture look like in 2021?

In a year of working from home, juggling childcare with Zoom meetings, and restrictions upon restrictions, a lot of people are starting to reflect on how their work lives will change as normality slowly resumes, and offices open. So, what’s next? A lot has changed in a year and company culture has become even more…

7/04/21

Smarter Data 2021

Salt’s Consultants Susan Lord, Oxana Metz and Rich Jee from our Auckland office shares their key takeaways from the Smarter Data 2021 event on Tuesday, 24th March. The clue is very much in the title; this event certainly made us feel a little smarter about data! We had the pleasure of attending the Smarter Data…

18/03/21

Companies will need to embrace flexibility to attract digital talent

Candidates looking for a new job have changed their priorities when it comes to “non-negotiables” in a job offer. Hiring companies need to listen in order to attract and retain digital talent. We recently surveyed our networks and 54% of people out of 248 said their priorities have ‘changed massively’ compared to pre-Covid, with 38%…

15/03/21

Ian Smith, Director of Ecommerce & Marketing at Urban Outfitters on trends and standing out

Salt’s Principal Consultant, Jade Watson, specialises in Ecommerce recruitment and runs an Ecommerce interview series where she speaks with leaders to hear their insights into the industry. For the latest instalment, she interviewed Ian Smith, Director of Ecommerce and Marketing at Urban Outfitters, who discussed getting into Ecommerce, his career journey, and trends in the…

2/03/21

Career path guide: What is a Business Analyst?

Are you thinking of starting a career as a Business Analyst? We’ve compiled all the information you need to know from what a business analyst does, education and skills needed, and possible career routes to progression. What does a business analyst do? A Business Analyst identifies problems and opportunities within a company and, either by…

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