Careers News, Features, and Interviews

  • Government guide aims to get more girls into tech

    In a bid to boost the number of women entering technology industries the Ministry for Women has released a guide for education providers on attracting and retaining women and girls in tech education.

    03 Aug. 17 11:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Micro-credentials now being trialled in New Zealand

    Tertiary education, skills and employment minister, Paul Goldsmith, has announced New Zealand's first trial of micro-credential courses, including a course in self-driving car engineering programme delivered online by Udacity.

    03 Aug. 17 11:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Digital transformation driving IT skills demand

    Recruitment and contracting consultancy Emergent has opened a new branch in Auckland focussed on digital and technology skills, saying it is seeing increased demand from “well-established corporates grappling with digital disruption,” and from “start-ups and small businesses [having] an increasing demand for digital talent to accelerate growth and speed to market.”

    12 July 17 11:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Schools get new digital technology curriculum content

    ​Education minister Nikki Kaye has released a consultation draft setting out proposals for new digital technologies content for the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium curriculum, along with a $40 million investment package to upskill teachers so they can deliver the new curriculum.

    29 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The 5 biggest challenges faced by remote startups

    ​Getting your business off the ground is expensive. According to a study conducted by the Kauffmann Foundation, startup costs average around $30,000. If you’re looking to significantly decrease your operating costs, you’ve probably already considered going remote.

    27 June 17 10:00 Written by Ellie Martin
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Workers underestimate ‘robotisation’ of jobs

    New Zealander workers greatly underestimate the extent to which their roles will be replaced by robots, according to a survey undertaken by the Massey Business School and Auckland University of Technology.

    07 June 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Taranki school students get to study Wi-Fi

    ​PrimoWireless, (which operates a wireless broadband network for internet access in the Taranaki area), Massey University and New Plymouth Girls’ and Boys’ high schools have secured funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Curious Mind's Participatory Science Platform to investigate wireless connectivity in the region.

    06 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Waikato University teams with eDrive for safer driving

    The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions, a company that develops online training to improve driver safety, have formed a partnership that they say will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia.

    30 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Datacom’s new Auckland home officially opened

    ​IT services provider Datacom has officially opened its new office in Auckland’s innovation hub at Wynyard Quarter, bringing together 1,200 staff five previously spread across five Auckland offices.

    22 May 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wagbot the chatbot delivers educational advice

    ​Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot to provide information to parents and students about schools and education throughout New Zealand. The chatbot, dubbed ‘Wagbot’ is claimed to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to ‘learn on the job’.

    17 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 20 jobs go as Focus Technology buys CGNZ Southland

    ​Southland IT service provider, Focus Technology Group, has purchased the Southland assets of another IT service provider, CGNZ (Computer Group NZ) causing almost 20 CGNZ staff to lose their jobs.

    09 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Venture and angel investments reach record levels

    The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund says angel networks and funds invested a record $69m into young New Zealand companies in 2016, a 13 percent increase on the previous record set in 2015.

    02 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 6 tips for interviewing and hiring programmers

    ​Hiring good people is an enormously difficult task. The task is further complicated when interviewing technical talent, as you may not be knowledgeable of all the factors that go into writing good code. On top of that, there are so many factors that go into assessing an individual that go far beyond recognizing skills, experience and education. What makes someone a good fit for a role is seldom seen in a resume; the intangibles are what truly set candidates apart.

    28 April 17 09:29 Written by Joshua Althauser
  • Frogparking launches investment-fuelled recruitment drive

    New Zealand based parking technology company Frogparking says it is hunting for new talent in New Zealand, Australia and the United States as it embarks on a growth programme fuelled by a recent multi-million dollar investment.

    28 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
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