Doing Business in NZ

Industry Benchmarks

In conjunction with Statistics New Zealand, the IRD provides industry benchmark figures for a range of industries.  The benchmark figures enable small to medium-sized enterprises to compare their performance against industry benchmarks. Forty-five industry benchmarks are available, including accommodation and food services, retail, manufacturing and construction services amongst others. The industry benchmark information can be

2014-05-12T10:24:59+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Doing Business in NZ|

New Zealand Business Numbers for Companies

All companies listed with the New Zealand Companies Office have just been assigned a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).  This is the first step towards allocating all businesses in New Zealand a NZBN, and achieving a single searchable public register of businesses.  The purpose of NZBNs is to reduce the time and effort required on

2013-12-13T11:27:16+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Doing Business in NZ|

Recruitment Trends in New Zealand

 Jennifer Wyatt Sargent of Wyatt  Sargent & Associates Ltd discusses recruitment trends in New Zealand. New Zealand’s unemployment rate of 7.3% for the September 2012 quarter was the highest in 13 years.  Yet organisations are still complaining about the difficulty of recruiting quality candidates. Back in 2002 Ira Wolfe, a leading US recruitment specialist, said

2013-05-22T17:41:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Doing Business in NZ, Human Resources|

Comparison of Australian and New Zealand Tax Rates

Based on figures released last year by Statistics New Zealand, some 1,000 New Zealanders move to Australia every week. It is often reported that New Zealanders migrate to Australia for economic reasons. This month we have provided a comparison of tax rates between the New Zealand and Australian tax regimes for a number of major

MS Outlook for Personal Efficiency and Team Productivity:”Do It Now”

 In the fifth of a series of five articles, Jacqui Hinchliffe of Business Computing Skills discusses how to manage your emails. Previously Jacqui introduced the four D rule for managing email. This final article discusses rule number 4: Do It Now 1. Delete 2. Diarise 3. Delegate 4. Do It Now Productivity is determined by