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Newsflash! This is where we tell you about the new and exciting things happening at Potentia, as well as keep you up to date with Information and Communications Technology advice and articles.
We would like to welcome Abinesh Krishan to Potentia as the Client Strategy Director. Abinesh has significant knowledge, experience and networks across the ICT domain and the health sector gained through his most recent role as the Commercial Manager at Health Benefits Limited and from over seven years of senior leadership tenure at healthAlliance. In his protracted time in the technology business, Abinesh has traversed the various specialities in ICT – from Programme Management to Application and Infrastructure Support and Management in large and complex entities.
We would like to welcome our two new starters Nicole Kemp and Tammi Watson.
Nicole has joined Potentia as the new Receptionist/ Administrator. Nicole recently moved to Auckland from the Waikato where she gained over five years’ experience in administration and reception work. View Nicole’s staff profile.
Tammi has worked in the Auckland recruitment market for the past two years and will be joining our Permanent recruitment team as a Consultant. Tammi is looking forward to moving into ICT recruitment and developing long lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. View Tammi’s staff profile.
We are really excited to welcome both individuals to the Potentia team!
2014 Year in Review
2014's Hiring Activity (our observations)
2014's Talent Pool
2015 and what it holds
It was a very interesting year across the technology landscape in New Zealand. We've had a range of forces at play, that at times threatened to derail the strong (or rockstar according to HSBC Economist Paul Bloxham) New Zealand economy. Nevertheless, as I write this I'm pleased to say that they didn't. In this year’s review, I’ll reflect on each of these separate forces and then relate it back to the talent market where possible.
We 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.”
Last 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.
We 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.
We 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.
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“What an inspirational and thought provoking article. It has made me reflect on my own life, my goals and what I want to achieve this year and beyond, with some great pointers to get me started as well. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this.”
- Amorita Maharaj (feedback on Josh Comrie's Potentia blog post: Get SMART – why people with goals succeed)
Coming through these workshops, I have developed a greater self-awareness particularly in conflict situations which I now approach more even keel. These situations result in better mutually agreeable outcomes. Generally, I feel more confident, reliable and consistent in everyday situations.
I told Gayle that I feel I have established a stronger, more solid foundation in which to engage others.
- Noel Paggao (Candidate feedback on Personal Effectiveness Coach, Gayle Johnston-Mullany).
“Thank you for taking the time to interview me today. It was actually quite refreshing to experience a useful and good agency interview: in almost all other cases in the past, agency interviews I went to were always short, and seemed to be mainly aimed at checking my attire and what the competition was up to. You elevate the agency interview to a completely new level (best agency interview ever!) and I just wanted to mention that (because it felt useful, not like I was wasting my time). So thank you for that."
- George S (Candidate feedback on Nikita Brown)
I have finally landed this Saturday and started my first day at Orion today. I was very touched by the cake you sent. Thank you so much!
I must say I had a great experience working with you and Potentia. I have never worked with such a professional placement company with a great personal approach.
- Sagi A (Candidate feedback on Julian Lambert)