Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


PWC survey shows poor NZ training record

PricewaterhouseCoopers' survey shows poor NZ training record

"If we want a high-skilled, high-waged economy then we should take seriously PricewaterhouseCoopers' recent global survey," said Andrew Casidy, Acting General Secretary of Finsec.

"New Zealand organisations were providing three times less training than the global average, according to the survey, carried out between June and August last year.

"Finsec is currently surveying workers in the finance industry to gain information for its work/life balance campaign.

"Results so far show that workers consider a lack of training to be the second most stressful part of the their jobs.

"Only low staffing levels are seen as a larger contributor to stress.

"Our members want the work/life balance campaign to bring some enjoyment back into working life and to bring our standards into line with the best overseas practice. "Both of these things are good for workers, and good for business too.

"The remedy is to hire enough staff, train them properly and let them go home on time," Andrew Casidy concluded.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>