Tech Talent In NZ

International Tech Talent through contracting

One of New Zealand’s great tech success stories, with over 7,000 employees worldwide and growing, was struggling, like many, amongst the massive talent shortage in 2020. 2021 post-Covid, the digital transformation has replaced itself as a digital revolution with organisations emphasising digital change as an important part of the world with every economy turning digital.


With this message, we reached out to both our WorkHere community and LinkedIn, and have since attracted a suitable candidate who has been offered contracting and a permanent contract by the client.


The challenge was unsurprisingly, finding IT talent for New Zealand work. The New Zealand market is very tight, with companies vs. companies in a war to secure talent. Border restrictions have only made this harder, as the process of bringing in international talent is more difficult than ever.


The solution was to go to market in 5 key countries – UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines. These locations all were home to offices of the client, and therefore candidates had the ability to work on a contract through HainesAttract (CXC partnership) and a conditional offer of permanent employment from the client, to get the candidates into New Zealand.

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