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Thursday 17 July, 2014
We were elated to announce the recipient of our inaugural Computer Science Scholarship this week – Thomas Sammons.
Wednesday 16 July, 2014
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
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
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
“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
We are happy to announce that Philippa Curtis has been promoted to the role of Senior Consultant.
Friday 20 June, 2014
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
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
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
Josh 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Watch ICT Minister Amy Adams' opening address at the 2013 IITP National Conference on 24th October 2013.
Wednesday 23 October, 2013
The Art of Interviewing is the new eBook from Potentia Managing Director, Josh Comrie. Download your free copy now!
Monday 16 September, 2013
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
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
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
We're pleased to announce that experienced global recruiter Greg Savage has joined Potentia as our new Chairman.
Thursday 25 July, 2013
New Vlog: Watch and listen to Josh Comrie's thoughts on the 2013 Information and Communications Technology Report.
Monday 15 July, 2013
We’re very happy to announce that Aksana Rusakova has been promoted to the role of Senior Consultant.
Monday 08 July, 2013
We welcomed two new starters to the Potentia team last week, Laura Askew and Alessandro Wolber.
Friday 14 June, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
Potentia has a new home in Wellington!
Our new offices are located at...
Monday 25 February, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
The 2-stage voting process is now complete, votes tallied, and we have a winner!
Monday 10 December, 2012
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
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
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
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
We’re pleased to formally announce that Ian Scott has been appointed the role of Consulting Manager – Auckland.
Wednesday 07 November, 2012
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
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
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
Wednesday 29 August, 2012
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
Potentia are now members of the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association Ltd (ITCRA).
Monday 02 July, 2012
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
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
The results are in!
Friday 30 March, 2012
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
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
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
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.
|You bring that personal/VIP consultancy flavour by Livvy|
Thank you so much for your time and help. I really appreciate your dedication and clarity. What I like about you is that you care about the candidate. Of course you have your job to do, and your targets to reach but even though you bring that personal/VIP consultancy flavour - putting our needs as priority.
- Juliano (candidate feedback on Aksana Rusakova)
|I would highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues by Livvy|
I would like to acknowledge you Aksana for your professionalism and for your commitment to me as a candidate. I really felt that as a candidate I could trust you and that I was in good hands.
I really look forward to working with you again the next time that I should be looking for employment.
I would highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues should they also be looking for employment in the IT sector.
I wish you all the best and thanks again for your efforts.
- Mark, Senior Data and Reporting Analyst
|Vanessa pitched her presentation really well by potentia|
All four presenters have been brilliant. Vanessa pitched her presentation really well and there was a lot of interest (particularly from the girls) afterwards.
It has been a great opportunity for our students to get an insight that traditionally hasn't been a 'priority' career at King's.
- Feedback from Kings College after Vanessa Payne spoke for ICT Connect.
|I wish more recruiters would use Potentia's approach by potentia|
I met with Toni Lusk at Potentia recently, and she gave me excellent feedback, tips and insight. I wish more recruiters would use Potentia's approach. I guess that is what differentiates them in the market. I was highly impressed.