24 February 2015
The average Kiwi teacher is a woman in her early fifties. She’s facing a generation of kids she wasn’t trained to teach who have grown up with Wi-Fi, the cloud and hand-held technology. But a postgraduate digital course has more than 1000 teachers – many who completed their training before the internet was invented – … Continue reading "Education in NZ: Teachers upload confidence"
17 February 2015
A shortage of software engineers in New Zealand has led to new recruits being offered sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000. Big money incentives are common overseas, with global tech companies offering up to $250,000, far more than in New Zealand where $10-$15,000 is more common. “I think whenever there is a shortage you absolutely … Continue reading "Big-money incentives for Kiwi software engineers"
16 February 2015
Joining electronic road user charges and transport services company EROAD (NZX:ERD) has become even more attractive, with a $10,000 signing bonus for software engineers. The company added 50 staff during 2014, most of those in research and development roles at its Auckland headquarters, as well as additional staff in its Portland, Oregon office. Finding critical … Continue reading "EROAD boosts staff numbers with signing bonus"
One of the most challenging issues facing the technology industry today is the gender imbalance in technical roles, particularly at the leadership level.
05 February 2015