Checking a candidate’s references is all too often treated as a box-ticking exercise, viewed as an unwanted task that is rushed or palmed off to someone else to secure an employee faster.Read the full article
When it comes to recruiting across the whole IT industry, the RWA team has seen it all. Whether you’re looking for a temporary or permanent employee, or an IT contractor, we offer advice to help you find exactly what your business needs.
Many of the RWA team are experienced IT professionals themselves and understand exactly what it’s like to be looking for work in New Zealand’s tech industry. From interview advice to CV writing tips, we’re here to help you secure that dream job.
Most of us can agree, that your first few weeks in a new job can be exciting, yet also incredibly unnerving.Read the full article
The RWA team is a great representation of the technology industry in New Zealand. Our employees come from a diverse range of countries (8 at the last count) and backgrounds.
This blog is a platform for us to allow each RWA employee to share their own stories and industry insights. From sales events and Meetups through to personal pursuits, someone is always up to something interesting.
It’s also our opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our contractors.
We’d like to announce that we’ve undergone a leadership change, with current Directors, Mike Hogg and Denis Parkinson, calling it a day and bringing an end to their long careers in the IT recruitment industry.Read the full article
The New Zealand IT industry is one of the most exciting in the world. Whilst we have our fair share of enterprise organisations, we also boast a broad range of technology start-ups.
As an IT professional it can be challenging to clearly understand the range of different opportunities that exist. So Under the Hood is doing this for you, regularly taking time out to meet and profile the people that make our industry tick.
Welcome to the next episode of our ‘Under the Hood’ blog series, where we meet the amazing people who make New Zealand’s IT industry tick.Read the full article
Demystifying IT is intended to give Hiring Managers and internal recruiters an insight into what to look for when interviewing IT candidates, and to equip them with the knowledge they need to make the right hiring decisions.
Each installment will cover different roles and aspects of the IT industry, discussing a broad range of topics that will give you the inside track when it comes to recruiting new employees.
Demystifying IT – Advice for Hiring Managers When Interviewing Technology People: Tips for Hiring Finance Business Analysts
Welcome to another edition of our Demystifying IT Series where we focus on explaining what different IT professions actually do in laymen’s terms and how as a Recruiter or Hiring Manager to best interview that particular profession.Read the full article
Everyone who works in IT has probably had to help someone out with their computer problems at some point in their life. Whether it’s a part of your job or you’re just helping a friend, the challenges that get thrown your way can often take you by surprise.
For your humour we’ve trawled the internet to find some of the best stories from tech support. If you’ve got any great stories that you want to share send them to us and we will put them up here as well.
During my internship proving tech support at a large software company, I encountered a number of comical user mistakes. After a while, I was surprised to discover that even someone who works in the IT industry can make a silly little mistake.Read the full article
It’s hard to know where to begin when starting your own company; from establishing an idea and budget, all the way through to finding investors and funding, recruiting your first employees and sorting out your tax and legal obligations. With so much to get right, it’s no wonder many tech startups struggle to get off the ground.
Though it’s not for the faint of heart, starting a business can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. And you don’t have to face this venture alone. Our Insider Tips for Tech Startups blog series is here to provide you with all the advice you need when building your company.
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, you’re not alone. In fact, you would be joining 487,000 other small to medium enterprises, representing 97% of all New Zealand businesses.Read the full article