New Zealand's booming industries: Human Resources & Recruitment

The Human Resources & Recruitment industry was among the fastest-growing industries in New Zealand with job opportunities up 15.3% and over 1,000 more roles being advertised year-on-year. 

According to Julia Stones, Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) National President, as organisations continue to grow and realise the importance of hiring the right people, businesses that previously didn’t have dedicated in-house recruitment or human resource functions will make the decision to take these professionals on board.

"It is not surprising to see an increase in HR and recruitment roles in New Zealand. Sourcing talent and retaining it is an acutely critical success factor for all organisations," says Stones. 

A look across the country:

SEEK data reveals that the Human Resources & Recruitment industry recorded growth across much of New Zealand. This growth was primarily driven by Auckland (7.9% growth) and Wellington (3.1%).

The roles driving job growth:

Key areas of growth in job opportunities were found in Agency Recruitment (6.1%) followed by Consulting & Generalist HR (5.2%) and Internal Recruitment (2.4%).

Trending roles in Human Resources & Recruitment:

Job opportunities in Management – Agency saw the largest growth in applications from job seekers with an astonishing 80.2% increase year-on-year. Remuneration & Benefits and Recruitment – Agency were also widely popular with job seekers, growing 46.2% and 38.9% respectively. 

What employers want:

Employers advertising Human Resources & Recruitment roles on SEEK are not only looking for technical skills, they’re also looking for individuals with other key business skills. Common keywords included in job ads for engineers include:

  • Change management
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Time management

Explore current job opportunities in Human Resources & Recruitment. 

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