Careers News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Government initiatives needed to boost digital inclusion

    The Innovation Partnership, a body sponsored by Google, Chorus and InternetNZ, says New Zealand is falling short on ‘digital inclusion’ and it has called on Government to address the issue in collaboration with other organisations.

    27 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZTech aims to get more girls into IT careers

    Citing research that it says shows tech firms with a balance of men and women make more money, the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTEch) is seeking to persuade more schoolgirls to take up careers in IT.

    21 April 17 10:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Immigration no panacea for IT skills shortage, says NZTech

    ​Wellington’s LookSee campaign offering 100 oversees IT professionals an all expenses paid trip to New Zealand for a series of pre-arranged job interviews has garnered over 48,000 applications, prompting a warning from the New Zealand Technology Association (NZTech) that New Zealand should not depend on immigration as the silver bullet to the tech skills shortages.

    11 April 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Icehouse names six lucky startups for Flux mentoring programme

    ​Auckland based company, The Icehouse — which offers a range of services and facilities designed to help business grow — has named the first six startups to receive funding under its Flux Accelerator program.

    03 April 17 12:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Secure your future with a security career, students told

    The University of Waikato is calling for school students to me made more aware of the potential of a career in cyber security, saying options are expanding rapidly in fields such as law, research, teaching and insurance.

    31 March 17 12:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • FutureYou academy trains uni graduates for jobs in digital media

    Auckland based IT training company, FutureYou, has launched a programme to teach university graduates skills for entry roles in the digital media industry, companies such as media publishers, sales networks, media agencies and marketers.

    13 March 17 11:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone woos once-working women

    Vodafone has launched a global recruitment programme, ReConnect, that it says is designed to attract talented women who have left the workplace for an extended period and would like to return to work on a full-time or flexible basis.

    08 March 17 11:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Media Design School first with tertiary AR/VR training

    The Media Design School in Auckland claims to have become the first tertiary education provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a stream dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality.

    21 Oct. 16 14:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘True’ DevOps engineers in high demand, says Hays

    Recruitment specialist Hays has released its latest quarterly report on the job market, identifying high demand for “true DevOps engineers,” “top level principal and technical leads,” front end and full stack developers and native iOS and Android developers.

    11 Oct. 16 09:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New MD for NEC NZ

    NEC New Zealand has named Takashi Tada, presently general manager of corporate strategy at NEC Australia, as its new managing director.

    24 Aug. 16 12:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New CEO for Spark Ventures

    Spark New Zealand has named Ed Hyde as the new CEO for Spark Ventures, replacing Rod Snodgrass whose departure was foreshadowed in April.

    17 Aug. 16 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark sets new minimum staff pay rates

    Spark has announced a new employee salary regime under which, it says, all non-commission-based full-time employees will earn at least $40,000 annually — plus company benefits including a “generous” monthly Spark account credit as well as life, income and trauma insurance, with a combined value in excess of $2,500 annually.

    15 Aug. 16 13:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • High Tech Youth’s highly ambitious goal: 60k IT pros

    High Tech Youth, an after-school cyber learning program for young people in underserved communities, has set itself the goal of filling an estimated 60,000 IT job vacancies by 2020.

    15 Aug. 16 11:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fronde names ex Optus exec Jurczyszyn GM strategic alliances

    Wellington-based IT services company Fronde has named Daniel Jurczyszyn general manager strategic alliances, based in Melbourne, saying his priority will be to “focus on the ground breaking partnership with AFL club Carlton, developing the relationship and leveraging this valued alliance.”

    10 Aug. 16 16:05 Written by Stuart Corner