09 January 2008
Recruiters with New Zealand visas in demand
Experienced recruitment agents and consultants are being welcomed with open arms in the New Zealand market. British recruiters with New Zealand immigration eligibility or a New Zealand working holiday visa will find a job easily, according to industry recruiter rec2REC.
New Zealand's tight labour market has fed through to a shortage of recruitment agents in the country and experienced recruiters are in high demand.
Helen Burns, the managing director of an agency that specialises in recruiting recruiters, told Homes Worldwide: "Currently, people with recruitment, human resources and sales experiences in bigger markets, especially the United Kingdom, are highly sought after in New Zealand.
"It's a relatively easy transition to make, because the employment style and legislation here is similar to the UK's in many respects. Same stuff - just with less zeros!" she noted. Ms Burns also commented that people are attracted by the more relaxed, less stressful, pace of life in New Zealand.
Anyone interested in taking a working holiday to New Zealand should confirm their eligibility by taking the New Zealand Visa Bureau's online assessment.