It has been a watershed week with the move to Level 2 and the Budget 2020. Below is our wrap up for the week.
Market update – Accounting & Finance
Cautious optimism is the focus as we move to Level 2.
We again saw a number of new roles registered, giving us confidence that we have pockets of the economy showing signs of resilience. Positions across utility, banking, technology and retail, particularly in the technical and financial control areas, were new to market in a busy week.
Organisations are looking forward to returning to some form of normality. For the majority, the priority has been on ensuring a safe transition back to the workplace. A lot of firms are continuing to have employees work from home where possible or they are rotating days to stagger the number of people on site at one time.
Again, this week businesses have reiterated how they’ve used this time to revise their future plans, including looking for opportunities to diversify or tap into new markets. They’re also considering ways to mitigate risk and future proof against future crises.
We have continued to be contacted by an increasing number of Kiwis overseas who want to return home. This week we heard from a number of senior Finance and Accounting professionals seeking opportunities here. Many have specialised skills and experience that will be incredibly valuable in the local market.
Market update – Supply Chain, Operations & Procurement
Sentiment remains generally positive, with firms taking the time to consider the impact of the Budget 2020.
We are seeing a slight upswing in vacancies coming to market though this is still limited outside of Essential Businesses.
The move to Level 2 will see an easing off of pressure on distribution centres with retail opening up again. Throughout Levels 4 and 3, many businesses rose to the challenge of operating online and increased demand, though others faced issues and delays in getting product to consumers.
Just as was reaffirmed through the GFC, this period has been a reminder of the complexities of the value chain and the importance of strong supply chain performance in delivering results.
Feedback from candidates
Many candidates now are prepared to be more open minded about the positions they will consider and are more flexible in terms of salaries.
What’s new at Hunter Campbell
Our team are starting to work back in our Parnell office though we will continue to conduct interviews and client meetings virtually.
If you need to get in touch, you can find team member details here.
Links to some of the top jobs we’re recruiting at the moment:
Accounting & Finance
Supply Chain, Operations & Procurement
In case you missed it
Understanding customer profitability is even more important post COVID-19 – in this article Founding Partner Ken Webb and Transformation and Supply Chain Consultant Henry Martin look at why understanding your cost to serve and profitability is critical in these unprecedented times.
Have a great weekend everyone.