19October, 2016

Key: ‘Huge’ number of young Kiwis in apprenticeships

October 19th, 2016|Tags: |

A report published by the Salvation Army indicated that 75,000 students leave school without jobs to go to. Are our skill shortages best addressed with training or immigration? Our Chief Executive weighs in.

28September, 2016

#BuildAKL matching young Auckland jobseekers with construction and infrastructure jobs

September 28th, 2016|Tags: |

Coverage on the ATEED initiative to get 4,000 young people into Auckland’s booming construction and infrastructure sector. AWF is excited to be part of the campaign advisory group.

29July, 2016

Prepare your kids for robot revolution

July 29th, 2016|Tags: |

NZ Herald Business Editor Liam Dann asks what Industrial Revolution 4.0 means for our next generation. AWF Madison Chief Executive Simon Bennett highlights the importance of readying kids to be flexible and resilient - getting a job for life will not be their reality.

27July, 2016

AWF Madison sets modest goals for 2017

July 27th, 2016|Tags: |

Following AWF Madison Group's Annual Shareholders Meeting, the NBR recaps Chairman Ross Keenan's comments on the productivity gains to be had through technology investment. "Shortages of candidates will reward higher margin over time"

22July, 2016

Staff turnover is rising as balance tips in favour of job seekers

July 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

Fiona Rotherham's (BusinessDesk) piece on the rise in staff turnover in New Zealand's current economic climate includes commentary from AWF Madison Chief Executive Simon Bennett on the decrease in average employee tenure.

18May, 2016

Simon Bennett of blue-collar recruiter AWF says NZ almost entirely lacks consistent and efficient pathways for school-leavers, the unemployed and the low-skilled to train on-the-job and gain the necessary basic skills to be able to adapt to survive

May 18th, 2016|Tags: |

Lots of opinions sparked in response to this article by AWF Madison's Chief Executive.