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Friday 12 December, 2014
Author: Potentia

De Paul House - Unsung Hero CharityWe are delighted to announce De Paul House as the recipients of the $10,000 Unsung Heroes grant!

The donation will go a long way to help furnish and prepare the three new emergency residential units that De Paul House have recently completed building. The staff, manager and board of De Paul House were overwhelmed to receive the grant. “De Paul House is truly grateful for this Christmas blessing and will multiply ten to hundred fold in so many ways; helping De Paul House families and their children.”

Friday 05 December, 2014
Author: Potentia

Global Recruiter APAC Award winnerLast night at two black-tie ceremonies, one in Singapore and the other in Auckland, New Zealand Recruitment Consultancy Potentia was announced as a winner in two prestigious awards: The AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards and the Global Recruiter (Asia Pacific) Industry Awards - Best Specialist Recruitment Business. This is the first time a New Zealand recruitment business has won either award.

Thursday 27 November, 2014
Author: Potentia

Juliane NothdurftWe would like to welcome our intern Juliane Nothdurft who has joined us on a two-month internship from Germany. Juliane works for Caritas der Dioezoese Rottenburg-Stuttgart e. V. while studying Business at the Corporate state University in Stuttgart. This is her second time in New Zealand and she will be helping the support team with various projects.

Friday 24 October, 2014
Author: Potentia

Thursday 23 October, 2014
Author: Potentia

Rob FrithWe are excited to welcome Rob Frith to the Potentia Team as a Contract Consultant. Rob has worked in recruitment in both the United Kingdom (his home country) and more recently in Sydney, Australia. He is your stereotypical Brit who is mad about football (soccer) and when it comes to recruiting in IT he has a real passion for infrastructure and development.

You can find out more about Rob on his staff profile.
 

Friday 19 September, 2014
Author: Potentia

Welcome to our September newsletter! Read our latest news, contractor corner, blogs, videos, Industry news and more.

 

Tuesday 16 September, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2014 ITx Conference and Excellence in IT Awards, which is being held in Auckland on the 8 – 10th October 2014. The conference is a non-vendor run conference where industry, academia and government come together to network, learn and engage. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through registering on the ITx website http://www.itx.org.nz/Register, numbers are limited so register now before you miss out.
 

Wednesday 27 August, 2014
Author: Potentia

New consultantsDue to the ongoing growth Potentia continues to enjoy, we are pleased to announce the appointment of four new Consultants.

Nikita Brown has joined us in our Contracting Team and Joe Vaughan has joined us in our Permanent Team. We also want to reveal our first Associate Consultants to start as part of our new recruiters academy programme - Eman Nasr and Chris Bryant.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are excited to bring you our latest ICT Salaries Report. The report will help you understand what ICT professionals are currently being paid and hiring trends. Our findings will enable you to set realistic expectations of what New Zealand IT Professionals are worth, and the demand for these individuals.

Tuesday 05 August, 2014
Author: Potentia

Global Recruiter Awards finalistWe’re thrilled to be selected as a finalist for not only one, but two of the Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Recruitment Industry Awards.

We have been selected as 2014 finalists for:

  • Best Innovation
  • Best Specialist Recruitment Business

We are proud of our achievement and want to thank our candidates, clients and suppliers who have helped us get where we are today. As The Global Recruiter has mentioned it’s not an easy feat being shortlisted for one of their awards. “Selecting the shortlist from this year’s strong field of entrants has not been easy for the judges and there can be no doubt that making it through to this stage is no mean feat for the organisations and individuals involved.” – The Global Recruiter.
 

Thursday 17 July, 2014
Author: Potentia

We were elated to announce the recipient of our inaugural Computer Science Scholarship this week – Thomas Sammons.

Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Author: Potentia

The New Zealand Government announced on Tuesday that the government will be investing just over $1 million to help entrepreneur-driven ICT start-up companies to become investment ready.

Friday 11 July, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are taking on the Corporate Sky Tower Challenge on August 1st to raise funds for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer. ‘Potentia Say No to Led Zeppelin’ team members are Sharon Jones, Livvy Bruce, Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, Ian Scott and Aksana Rusakova who will climb the 1103 stairs on behalf of Potentia, which is no easy challenge. However, it is nothing in comparison to what individuals with Leukaemia and Blood cancer are challenged with.

Friday 04 July, 2014
Author: Potentia

Shadow a Leader for a day On Tuesday, we took part in the AUT follower a leader day where two students shadowed our MD, Josh Comrie. The aim of the day was to give Auckland secondary students and AUT Faculty of Business and Law students the chance to follow a leader and see first-hand what it takes to succeed as one.

Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

Global Recruiter Australia and New Zealand Magazine“New Zealand’s IT sector is a global player” says Josh Comrie our Managing Director in the second issue of the Global Recruiter Australia and New Zealand e-magazine. In the Sector Watch, Josh looks at the New Zealand IT industry growth, IT opportunities in New Zealand, and an insight into working with Kiwi technologists and organisations.

Read Josh’s article and the full e-magazine.

Monday 23 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

Philippa CurtisWe are happy to announce that Philippa Curtis has been promoted to the role of Senior Consultant.

Friday 20 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are excited to welcome Carrie Macrides to the Potentia team as a Talent Manager. Carrie is originally from South Africa where she gained over 5 years of recruitment experience.

Sunday 15 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are excited to announce our New Recruiters Programme, which will offer the opportunity to a select number of individuals to learn the art of recruitment, focusing on the IT market. They will be graduates with one to two years’ work experience, who through our programme will develop their skills to begin and grow their career in recruitment with us.

Tuesday 10 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Recognised for excellence in the New Zealand Work Research Institute Business $5-$20m category, Potentia will join finalists across 11 categories at this year’s Awards.

Monday 09 June, 2014
Author: Potentia

Opportunities in Technology in New ZealandJosh Comrie has written an informative article for technology professionals who are interested in making the move to New Zealand. Josh explores the New Zealand technology landscape by looking at industry growth, the type of opportunities that exist in the ICT sector, the Kiwi workplace and why you should consider New Zealand.

Wednesday 21 May, 2014
Author: Potentia

Every April we survey ICT Technology business leaders in organisations across New Zealand with the intention of tracking the business strategy, hiring intentions and human capital experiences of those businesses.

Wednesday 09 April, 2014
Author: Potentia

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) last week hosted ICT Minister Amy Adams at Christchurch Girls High School as part of the ICT Connect in school outreach programme.

Monday 24 March, 2014
Author: Potentia

In just over a week’s time we are holding a London meet-up at New Zealand House for IT professionals who are interested in making the move to New Zealand. 

Thursday 13 March, 2014
Author: Potentia

We’re pleased to welcome Livvy Bruce to the Potentia team. Livvy is Kiwi who has returned to NZ from the UK where she was contracting in digital marketing roles for tourism, publishing and the financial services industries.

Monday 17 February, 2014
Author: Potentia

If you are a British or foreign expat in New Zealand, or have had a pension overseas and returned to New Zealand you could lose a large portion of your pension to tax if you don’t transfer it as soon as possible.

Friday 31 January, 2014
Author: Potentia

We're pleased to welcome Cristina Bocaniala to the Potentia team. Cristina joins us from Romania where her most recent role was working as an HR Executive at a large software development house.

Tuesday 14 January, 2014
Author: Potentia

Our 2013 Year in Review report is now available.

Josh reflects on the year that has been, specifically discussing hiring activity and the talent pool, as well as forecasting what we can expect to see in 2014.

Thursday 19 December, 2013
Author: Potentia

We are delighted to announce Paw Justice as the recipients of a $10,000 donation.  The donation was made as part of our annual ‘unsung heroes’ charity vote, where seven less celebrated charities were shortlisted for a public vote.

Wednesday 11 December, 2013
Author: Potentia

Today we launched our ‘unsung hero’ charity vote and the time has come to vote for your top three picks. Simply select who you’d like to see us award $10,000 to and the charity with the most points after all votes have been tallied will be this years ‘unsung hero’!

Friday 22 November, 2013
Author: Potentia

The Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs) were held in Auckland last night and we were extremely proud to be presented with the SARA Legend Award for the third year running!

Tuesday 29 October, 2013
Author: Potentia








Watch ICT Minister Amy Adams' opening address at the 2013 IITP National Conference on 24th October 2013.

Wednesday 23 October, 2013
Author: Potentia

The Art of Interviewing is the new eBook from Potentia Managing Director, Josh Comrie. Download your free copy now!

Monday 16 September, 2013
Author: Potentia

Potentia Talent Manager Vanessa Payne recently spoke to students at southern Auckland's ACG Strathallan as part of the ICT-Connect in-schools programme. Vanessa covered some of the key roles available to students if they choose to persue a career in ICT.

Monday 26 August, 2013
Author: Potentia

We’re pleased to bring you our ICT salaries report for a third consecutive year. In this instalment we’ll be looking at salary packages offered between July 2012 and June 2013.

Friday 16 August, 2013
Author: Potentia

Our August newsletter is out now. If you haven't receive it already, you can read it here: http://blog.potentia.co.nz/august-newsletter/

Tuesday 13 August, 2013
Author: Potentia

We're pleased to announce that experienced global recruiter Greg Savage has joined Potentia as our new Chairman.

Thursday 25 July, 2013
Author: Potentia

New Vlog: Watch and listen to Josh Comrie's thoughts on the 2013 Information and Communications Technology Report.

Monday 15 July, 2013
Author: Potentia

We’re very happy to announce that Aksana Rusakova has been promoted to the role of Senior Consultant.

Monday 08 July, 2013
Author: Potentia

We welcomed two new starters to the Potentia team last week, Laura Askew and Alessandro Wolber. 

Friday 14 June, 2013
Author: Potentia

During April of this year we individually surveyed over 100 randomly selected technology businesses in both Auckland and Wellington.

Download the 2013 Report here: http://bit.ly/10dSapI

Monday 29 April, 2013
Author: Potentia

It's almost a case of one new starter a month here at Potentia! Sam Edmond, Craig Smith and Jessica Harford all joined the team at the end of March.

Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Author: Potentia

Given that there has been a lot of publicity recently in the media about a continuing skill shortage in the IT space, how has the contractor market fared over the first quarter in 2013?

Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Author: Potentia

In the first of a three part series, Principal Consultant Julian Lambert discusses the employment challenges facing the New Zealand tech sector.

Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Author: Potentia

The big news around the office over the past week or so has been the appointment of Greg Savage to the Potentia Advisory Board.

Tuesday 02 April, 2013
Author: Potentia

Potentia has a new home in Wellington!
 

Our new offices are located at...

Monday 25 February, 2013
Author: Potentia

With the 2013 school year in full swing the ICT-Connect programme is picking up again, making this the perfect time for a quick update on progress thus far.

Monday 18 February, 2013
Author: Potentia

We’re very happy to announce the appointment of Adam Roi as Managing Consultant of Potentia Wellington. To find out more about his new role and what it means for the Potentia team, click through to read the full story.

Wednesday 06 February, 2013
Author: Potentia

The Potentia team has grown again! It’s 'new year, new faces' here at Potentia and we’re pleased to welcome Sharon Jones and Hannah Murphy to the team.

Monday 17 December, 2012
Author: Potentia

The season of giving got into full swing on Friday afternoon when the Potentia team visited Starship Foundation to present them with a $10,000 cheque.

Friday 14 December, 2012
Author: Potentia

Our 2012 Year in Review report is now available.  Josh and Nathan reflect on the year that has been, specifically discussing hiring activity and the talent pool, as well as forecasting what we expect to see in 2013.

Wednesday 12 December, 2012
Author: Potentia

The 2-stage voting process is now complete, votes tallied, and we have a winner!

Monday 10 December, 2012
Author: Potentia

Potentia has been named one of the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the Asia-Pacific region, ranked 335th in the 2012 edition of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500.

Tuesday 04 December, 2012
Author: Potentia

Week one of charity nominations has been completed and the top 5 charities in the running for the $10,000 have been identified. Find out who are they!

Wednesday 28 November, 2012
Author: Potentia

Christmas is a time for giving and this year we're giving away $10,000!

In lieu of corporate gifts this Christmas we're donating $10,000 to help others - through a New Zealand charity chosen by our clients and candidates.

Friday 23 November, 2012
Author: Potentia

The Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs) were held in Auckland last night and we were again very proud to be presented with the SARA Legend Award.

Tuesday 20 November, 2012
Author: Potentia

We’re pleased to formally announce that Ian Scott has been appointed the role of Consulting Manager – Auckland.

Wednesday 07 November, 2012
Author: Potentia

ICT-Connect, the in-school programme aimed at inspiring and educating young people about career options in the ICT industry, has been launched. A number of schools throughout the company have already had their first presenter visit – including our very own Josh Comrie!

Thursday 25 October, 2012
Author: Potentia

Kim Dotcom held his first party since being arrested in January on Saturday and Josh was one of 100 local entrepreneurs and business people to attend.

Wednesday 26 September, 2012
Author: Potentia

The inaugural New Zealand Recruiters Hub Conference (#RHUBNZ) will be held next month and Josh Comrie, Managing Director of Potentia, has been announced as one of 25 speakers and presenters.

Thursday 13 September, 2012
Author: Potentia

Wednesday 29 August, 2012
Author: Potentia

The Potentia team grew this week with 2 new recruitment consultants coming on board in our Auckland office.

Adam Roi joins the team as a Senior Consultant in our Permanent Recruitment team, bringing with him 4 ½ years’ recruitment experience. Philippa Scales joins the Permanent team in Auckland as a Consultant, also with 4 ½ years’ experience in the recruitment industry.

  • You can view Adam’s LinkedIn profile HERE
  • You can view Philippa’s LinkedIn profile HERE

 

Wednesday 18 July, 2012
Author: Potentia
Potentia joins ITCRA

Potentia are now members of the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association Ltd (ITCRA).

Monday 02 July, 2012
Author: Potentia

After a successful first visit in 2011 Potentia are returning to the UK this July to attend the Working In Opportunities NZ Expos.

Monday 25 June, 2012
Author: Potentia

The soon-to-be-launched ICT-Connect programme is calling for more presenters. As Gold partners, we’re excited to be part of the programme and we think you should get involved too! Click through to find out more info.

Thursday 10 May, 2012
Author: Potentia

The results are in!

Friday 30 March, 2012
Author: Potentia

We’d like to extend our congratulations to Orion Health who were named International Business Of The Year for 2012 at the recent New Zealand International Business Awards.

Read on for further details of their win.

Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Author: Potentia

ICT-Connect is New Zealand Computer Society’s national in-school programme aimed at inspiring and educating young people about future options in the ICT industry. Here at Potentia we’re excited to confirm our Gold partnership in the program and proud to be the only recruiter doing so.

Click through to read more about our invoolvement in this exciting program.

Tuesday 06 March, 2012
Author: Potentia

We recently announced the first winner in our e-reader Facebook promotion, and it was Phil Symmonds!  We still have 2 more to give away so to get yourself in the draw, simply click HERE and 'Like' us.  As long as you live in NZ to claim your prize, anyone can enter

 

Tuesday 24 January, 2012
Author: Potentia

Josh's latest blog offers a brief reminder of what we experienced in 2011 and then looks at what we can expect to happen within the talent market this year.

Wednesday 14 December, 2011
Author: Potentia
Potentia proudly supporting the RSPCA

‘Tis the season of giving and we are well into the swing of the festive season here at Potentia!

In lieu of corporate gifts, this year we have instead donated to a cause near to our hearts, the RSPCA. We’re a team of animal lovers here at Potentia and the RSPCA are incredibly worthy recipients of our support.

Check out their December ‘Animals Advocate’ newsletter here: http://rnzspca.org.nz/news/animals-advocate-newsletter

Tuesday 13 December, 2011
Author: Potentia

Potentia's 2011 Year in Review report is out now, hot off the press!

In this report, we’ll focus first on organisations hiring activity in 2011, then on the talent pool, and lastly make some predictions for the coming year.

We hope you find it relevant and useful and we welcome any feedback or comments you're keen to share. 

To download the full report click here:
 

Friday 25 November, 2011
Author: Potentia

Josh has published another blog, this time on self awareness and understanding how you are (behaviour, communication style, reactionary tendencies etc) and its impact upon others.

Click through to read more as Josh discusses what he believes to be one of the critical success factors in your career.

 

Wednesday 23 November, 2011
Author: Potentia

We are excited to share that we are now in our new offices!

Read on to find out more and stop in and see us next time you're in the city!
 

Wednesday 16 November, 2011
Author: Potentia
Potentia are now officially legends!

We were proud and honoured to be presented with the SARA Legend Award at the Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs) last week.  This is the first time the award has been bestowed to the IT Category.

To find out more about the awards keep reading...

Monday 14 November, 2011
Author: Potentia
We are now Jolt Challenge graduates

The Potentia team successfully completed the award winning Jolt Challenge this month, a 9 week course which focuses on enhancing your Self Intelligence to create positive, practical and permanent change in all areas of your life through exploration of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and capabilities. 

To find out about our experience on the Jolt Challenge keep reading.

 

 

Tuesday 06 September, 2011
Author: Potentia

A few weeks ago we introduced the Interview Influence course to you. We've had lots of interest from people who are keen to participate but after more information before they commit. As a result, I'm pleased to invite you to an Interview Influence Introductory Evening with Daniel Batten - job-interview specialist, the Principal at Beyond The Ceiling, and your host for the 2-day Interview Influence course.

If you want job offers, not "job-interview experience" then you'll want to make sure you attend this event!

Thursday 04 August, 2011
Author: Potentia

How often have you read a JD, certain that you have all the skills and experience required, only to bomb at interview? Think that you have all the competence in the world only to deliver irrelevant nonsense at the meeting? Or maybe a lack of confidence in your interview ability held you back from even applying for the role?

If you've ever being in any of these situations, Potentia's Interview Influence course is for you!

The next Interview Influence course runs Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August, in Auckland.  Read on for more information.

Tuesday 19 July, 2011
Author: Potentia

Think you’re not getting paid what you’re worth? Feel like it’s time to move on and realize your immense value? Looked around and wondered why your peers seem to have more…?

Here I’ll discuss concepts around pay and valuing yourself, and if you discover you’re underpaid, what to do about it! To ensure balance, read on to understand the risks around being paid too much.

Wednesday 29 June, 2011
Author: Potentia
We're winners! 2011 Excellence in IT Recruitment Award

We’re winners! It was second time lucky at the 2011 New Zealand CIO Awards on Monday night, where we were named winners of the Excellence in IT Recruitment Award.

Tuesday 21 June, 2011
Author: Potentia

Welcome to our 3rd annual Inside ICT Survey. 

Since 2009 we have captured organisations' predictions and experiences in business and talent, refining the approach to focus on technology vendors.  The results have uncovered some fascinating perspectives and we're confident you will discover the findings to be insightful and surprising.

Monday 20 June, 2011
Author: Potentia

So you’ve been looking at the boss and thinking to yourself “I could do a better job” (sometimes you may even be thinking a chant leader from the Hitler youth would be an improvement…), and feel it’s about time to take that step up? Read on my friend, hopefully this article will assist your quest.

Tuesday 14 June, 2011
Author: Potentia
We're a finalist in the 2011 "Excellence in IT Recruitment" awards

Potentia has been announced as one of 3 finalists in the 2011 "Excellence in IT Recruitment" awards.

Tuesday 14 June, 2011
Author: Potentia

A recent Computerworld article quoting the CEO of a New Zealand IT company saying senior .Net developers could earn up to $130,000-$140,000 per year created a lot of online discussion about the truth in this.  As a follow up, Josh was approached to offer expert opinion on how realistic this figure is. 

Wednesday 01 June, 2011
Author: Potentia
Potentia supports John Cordue at Oceania Cup

Potentia is proud to support table tennis player John Cordue, who will represent New Zealand at the upcoming Oceania Cup in Adelaide in July.

Friday 18 March, 2011
Author: Potentia

Do you have an accurate handle on why your last 5 staff left? Without knowing you, I can guess why and suggest some quick remedies, but more on that later. Even if you conduct exit interviews you may not gain complete transparency, as the number one reason for attrition is likely to be you! If you say that people are your most important asset and you have a great product or service then you may benefit from some simple (and some not so simple) suggestions below.

Tuesday 15 February, 2011
Author: Potentia

A crew from Potentia will be travelling to London in March to attend the Opportunities in New Zealand Expo being held in West London on 26th and 27th March 2011. We will be in contact with at least 800 IT professionals over the course of the weekend who are looking to work in New Zealand.

To register your interest in being represented in London and swimming in a large candidate pool give us a call now!

For more information on the expo go to http://www.expo-newzealand.com/uk.aspx

Friday 11 February, 2011
Author: Potentia

2011 is going to see the arrival of the most significant phenomena to affect the workforce since Henry Ford decided that labour specialisation was the key: the retiring of the baby boomers.

Wednesday 24 November, 2010
Author: Potentia

Josh Comrie with IT Manager of the year winner - Ingrid Cronin-Knight“Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not 'the market', or technology, or competition, or their products. It is one thing above all others; the ability to get, and keep, enough of the right people''. This is a quote from Jim Collins' text - Good to Great - Why some companies make the leap and others don't. 
 

Thursday 14 October, 2010
Author: Potentia

Potentia is elated to announce that they have been successful in winning the coveted Seek Annual Recruitment Award (Sara) for 2010.

"This is an awesome achievement" says Potentia's MD Josh Comrie. "Whilst in its own right a significant accomplishment, we're blessed to have won it for the third year in a row - the only IT Recruiter to have ever done this. The team was actually quite apprehensive before the evening" says Comrie. "Whilst there was an air of quiet confidence leading into the event and we'd worked hard to get there, our market is competitive in every way so we weren't certain which way it would go. I was excited for our new team members, but its particularly gratifying to have the long-standing consultants gain this validation and share the success"

Thursday 14 October, 2010
Author: Potentia

I’m an Aucklander who has to travel into the city everyday for work. As I need a car to attend meetings around our wonderfully connected city I keep a carpark in the central city (I'd rather not btw - its painfully expensive!). This involves driving through numerous streets that have been massaged into allowing our version of mass-transit – The Bus - to have a dedicated space – The Bus Lane. I’m keen to point out early (before you switch off) that I’m not going to whine about this phenomenon – it’s the only solution to our forefathers lack of transport foresight; anyone who is waving the rail flag needs to take us to a city that has made a rail retrofit work. Or shot. For a modern sprawling city its eye-wateringly expensive to install and run and is contained to very small corridors. Stepping off my soap-box my parting comment is that we are destined to co-exist on our roads and it needs to work for all motorised vehicles. Until the oil runs out and we can use them for open-air bowling lanes.

Tuesday 24 August, 2010
Author: Potentia

I’ve just returned from a 3 week jaunt in South America – Chile and Argentina. Our base and the core portion of the holiday was spent with our good friends Hamish and Sarah in Santiago (thanks again guys!). Hamish has set up and runs a loyalty business in Chile and as a result is enjoying what all successful people in that part of the world do – having a live-in maid.

Monday 19 July, 2010
Author: Potentia

Hi-fi Branding

I love hi-fi (not those all-in-one music systems, but rather your separate components with chrome feet and massive cables). I have been a big fan of it since I purchased my first system as a university student. I still remember it; a Pioneer A 337 Amplifier and a Philips CD502 CD player. Whilst that system has been phased out (regrettably I traded in the Amp about 15 years later - it was a cracker, I should've kept it!) I have been hooked on buying and trading various components ever since.
 

Tuesday 13 July, 2010
Author: Potentia

We're excited and rapt to be able to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the 2010 Excellence in IT Recruitment Awards. As one of four finalists (2 local and 2 global) the competition is bound to be hot, but with our unique value-adds and continued success in somewhat inclement conditions we are hopeful of a positive outcome.

Thursday 17 June, 2010
Author: Potentia
During April 2010 Potentia undertook our annual survey into the ICT Market – Potentia: Inside ICT. The objective of the survey was to discover what was happening across the technology vendor market and queried areas such as growth and change, staff acquisition and redundancies, salaries and internal morale. The survey uncovered some fascinating intel, and we’re confident you will discover the findings to be insightful and perhaps even surprising.
 
Thursday 17 June, 2010
Author: Potentia

During April 2010 Potentia undertook our annual survey into the ICT Market – Potentia: Inside ICT. The objective of the survey was to discover what was happening across the technology vendor market and queried areas such as growth and change, staff acquisition and redundancies, salaries and internal morale. The survey uncovered some fascinating intel, and we’re confident you will discover the findings to be insightful and perhaps even surprising.

Thursday 17 June, 2010
Author: Potentia

This document seeks to firstly outline the parameters of the survey before discussing the similarities and differences between Wellington and Auckland. In conclusion we seek to determine the possible reasons for the differences and what we might draw from them.

Wednesday 16 June, 2010
Author: Potentia

Over 350 technology business leaders were polled across Auckland and Wellington during May 2010 to glean these results. Covering aspects such as growth and change, staff acquisition and redundancies, salaries and internal morale, the survey uncovered some fascinating perspectives. This report draws the differences and some conclusions between the two centres.  

Friday 26 March, 2010
Author: Potentia

Potentia contributes to success of hi tech awards finalists... http://reseller.co.nz/reseller.nsf/news/nz-hi-tech-awards-finalists-announced - Potentia has delivered to multiple assignments with all of these listed finalists!

Monday 01 February, 2010
Author: Potentia

Potentia has moved their Auckland head office into a brand newly renovated presence on Shortland Street. At 3-13 Shortland Street in the Old South British Building.......

Thursday 01 October, 2009
Author: Potentia

For the second year running, Potentia has taken home the trophy for NZ’s favourite IT recruiter in the Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA’s).

Saturday 01 August, 2009
Author: Potentia

Wellington's information technology sector is thriving despite the recession, according to a survey by recruitment firm Potentia that has surprised some other market watchers.

Monday 20 July, 2009
Author: Potentia

Consumer confidence has rebounded, though it is seen as relief at disaster averted and not a sense that happy days are here again.

Wednesday 01 July, 2009
Author: Potentia

'One year later. Light-years ahead' reads the banner above that a sharp-eyed photographer spotted at San Francisco's Moscone Centre in readiness for the World Wide Developers' Conference. It takes place there next week, Monday 8th June (our Tuesday).

Monday 01 June, 2009
Author: Potentia

Amidst rising redundancies in recent months, despite a dramatic increase in the number of job seekers in the market, recruitment industry observers report that many employers are finding it more difficult to find high quality applicants to fill vacant roles.

Friday 01 May, 2009
Author: Potentia

Business confidence showed a marked improvement in April. A net 15 percent of respondents now expect a deterioration in business conditions over the year ahead, a significant improvement on the net 39 percent in March. This turnaround is the largest monthly improvement since December 2000.

Monday 20 April, 2009
Author: Potentia

New Zealand computer and communication equipment buyers have not been put off by the recession, with new figures showing a 3 per cent rise in ICT sales during the 2008 financial year.

Wednesday 01 April, 2009
Author: Potentia

Financial indicators up for local software vendor
Jade Group has announced operating revenue up 31% for the year ended December 31 on gross revenue of $50.8 million, compared with $42 million in 2007.
 

Monday 02 March, 2009
Author: Potentia

Kiwi software company Right Hemisphere has followed on from a successful 2008 by picking up a lucrative contract with the world’s largest supplier of commercial aircraft parts, Spirit Aerosystems.

Friday 27 February, 2009
Author: Potentia

In the second half of 2008 the world's financial systems all but collapsed, fueling widespread predictions of the most dire economic crisis in eighty years. Orthodox thinking anticipated retrenchment, reduced investment, lowered consumption and widespread hardship. If you accepted the conventional wisdom you'd agree this was certainly not a good time to launch a new enterprise. Rather, a time to wrap your dream carefully against breakage and lay it in mothballs on the shelf.

Friday 20 February, 2009
Author: Potentia

ASB Bank has set aside $1 billion for low-interest loans to small and medium businesses and farmers to help them save and create jobs.

Wednesday 11 February, 2009
Author: Potentia

SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp. plans to spend $7 billion (NZ$13.45bn) upgrading its US factories over the next two years, a sign that the recession hasn't extinguished chip makers' lust for cutting-edge equipment.

Wednesday 01 October, 2008
Author: Potentia

Potentia has been recognised as NZ’s favourite ICT recruiter through winning the Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA’s).

Wednesday 01 October, 2008
Author: Potentia

In September 2008 Potentia opened their 2nd office - in the country's capital: Wellington.

Saturday 20 September, 2008
Author: Potentia

The recent fast50 awards announced that Potentia featured again in the top 20 - taking spot #20. To the delight of the Auckland consulting team present, for the second year running Potentia featured in the top half of the register. "We're absolutely stoked to be recognised again" says Josh Comrie. "It was tough competition again this year and some great businesses have been recognised - including a number of our clients. Funnily enough though - had we entered with last years numbers this year, we actually would have won!"

Tuesday 11 September, 2007
Author: Potentia

Auckland IT Recruitment Company Comes Up Trumps at Fast 50

Tuesday 01 February, 2005
Author: Potentia

Every now and then you encounter someone who demonstrates excellence on the job.

Monday 17 January, 2005
Author: Potentia

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