Businesses need to refocus investment on maintaining yield with fewer staff.
Women & Leadership New Zealand is offering scholarships for four leadership development courses to Tourism Industry Aotearoa members.
Operators are being forced to cap room supply while demand and cost pressures rise.
Accor Pacific is expanding its diversity policy for employees with the introduction of what it calls an industry-leading gender transitioning policy.
The agreement is “scarily complex” due to the number of jobs and businesses it must cover, says White.
Auckland Transport and the region’s bus, train and ferry operators are putting on the city’s first ever Public Transport Careers Day on Saturday.
Nearly half of the 36,000 working holiday visa holders approved since March this year are now in the country, says the government.
The government has allocated up to 2,000 visas per year for parents of skilled migrants resettling in New Zealand.
The chief executive of one of Rotorua’s most popular attractions discusses staff retention and attraction in the current challenging environment.
In a series of profiles leading up to Thursday’s event, the Ticker talks to Millbrook Resort, a finalist in the Employer of Choice Award.
The Backpacker Youth Adventure Travel Association (BYATA) of New Zealand is asking major banks why they are preventing international working holidaymakers from receiving bank accounts.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is seeking permanent, fixed term and casual staff at some of Northland’s premium heritage places over summer.
Global media attention has resulted in more than 1,300 applications for a role as the Department of Conservation’s new biodiversity supervisor in Haast.
Average hourly wages have grown to $37.86 – a 7.4% increase during the September quarter and outpacing 7.2% inflation, according to Stats NZ.
Thousands of working holidaymakers on their way to New Zealand will have more flexibility and extended entry rights to help plug labour shortages at Kiwi businesses.
Tourism New Zealand is looking for a new chairperson to take on the leadership of the board and the crown entity.
Working holidaymakers are eyeing up this spring and from autumn 2023 as desirable times to travel to the country, according to a report from Immigration New Zealand.
Online job advertisements for hospitality roles are growing faster than any other sector as demand for labour remains high.
Visa processing times are not as much of a barrier to filling workforce shortages as encouraging visitors and working holidaymakers to actually embark on travel.
Fiordland businesses are suffering at the hands of the government’s changes to the working holiday visa and skilled migrant categories, says National Party Southland MP Joseph Mooney.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is inviting businesses to participate in the second Workforce and Industry Readiness survey.
KiwiRail’s general manager of Great Journeys of New Zealand and commuter, Tracey Goodall, on how the scenic train service approaches recruitment and how it utilises a number of channels to get the best result.
There have been 30,430 Working Holiday Visas approved since March, with arrivals under the scheme expected to grow in the coming months, says Immigration Minister Michael Wood.
A West Coast recruitment campaign is seeking people Cut out for the Coast to fill jobs in the region.
Hospitality New Zealand and Hotel Council Aotearoa have welcomed changes to immigration settings that will enable unqualified chefs to work in New Zealand.
Wage increases for international workers will only fuel inflation, says BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope.
Auckland ferry operator Fullers360 says it is short 60 positions to run its optimal summer schedule.
Hospitality New Zealand is anticipating a move to relax immigration requirements for skilled chefs wanting to come and work in the country.
Hundertwasser loses its inaugural CEO and RealNZ’s Legnavsky heads to the US.
The government has introduced Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill to protect migrant workers from exploitation.
The government says it has received around 30,500 working holiday visa applications in the past year.
The association has made a number of recommendations to improve the govt’s Better Work Action Plan for tourism.
Delivering for staff and helping to tackle social issues are among the key measures Sudima Hotels takes to enhance its employer brand, says chief operating officer Les Morgan in The Interview.
Wellington Airport will have more than 220 jobs on offer, including entry-level, highly-skilled and shiftwork positions at its job fair this month.
SkyCity Entertainment Group has appointed Steve Salmon to its senior leadership team.
Unite Union members took strike action against SkyCity Entertainment Group on Saturday in efforts to improve pay conditions for security, hotel housekeepers and cleaning staff at the company.
SkyCity and worker’s union E tū have struck a collective pay deal that will see staff paid the living wage of $23.65 an hour after they have completed a year’s service.
International students studying in New Zealand will be able to take advantage of two new Post-Study Work Visa changes designed to help them find further work and residence after they complete their studies.
Steve Bruce has joined RealNZ as general manager of sales in another sign of heated competition for experienced staff in the tourism industry.
Mountain bikers could be generating more than $200m in annual visitor spend in the region in four years.
The government’s first residence category for highly-skilled workers has opened this week, with the launch of the Green List Straight to Residence pathway.
The Restaurant Association is calling the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Better Work Action Plan a ‘duplication’ of work it completed in its own roadmap more than a year ago.
“This investment will be vital in building the tourism workforce back up,” says Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.
More than 350 accredited Living Wage Employers must now pay the new living wage of $23.65 an hour to directly employed staff and regular contractors.
An “exodus of youth” employees could hit NZ’s tourism hotspots just as the peak season starts.
The National Party has criticised the government’s Industry Transformation Plan for tourism as having little impact on the current staff shortages the sector is facing.
Kiwi tourists are not the only ones being lured across the ditch, with tourism and hospo staff sought to plug Australian labour gaps.
The seasonal snow and adventure tourism agreement will provide access to migrant workers for $25 per hour, to be reviewed up annually.
“You’re nothing without your people,” says iFLY Queenstown owner Matt Wong in the first video of a new series from industry recruitment specialists Tourism Talent in partnership with Tourism Ticker.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre says it is growing quicker than expected and is now looking for new staff ahead of schedule.