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NZ Fry Up: Flexibility trumps four-day work week for NZ tech workers; IT leadership moves

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our correspondent in the Central North Island.

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How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

Tech companies face a dearth of workforce talent, which has led many organizations to hire through non-traditional approaches that include coding bootcamps, low-code training, and focusing on population areas outside the norm.

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7 reasons to stock up on day passes to a co-working space

Now that your team is embracing remote or hybrid work, it’s time to consider how co-working spaces can help keep everyone productive.

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How to master the diversity hiring challenge

It’s not often that you see two cybersecurity vendor CEOs agree on an issue — and yet get into a very public insult-fest with each other. Then again, this did start at RSA, so anything is possible.

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Why young tech workers leave — and what you can do to keep them

Employers should not expect younger workers to remain with them for their entire careers. But good practices can retain employees for many more years than companies that ignore key metrics for employee retention.

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Microsoft commits to ban non-competes and increase pay transparency in the US

The technology giant is making four broad commitments to US-based employees, including the removal of controversial clauses from employee contracts.

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Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

After telling top managers to enforce a back-to-office mandate for employees, the Tesla CEO then messaged executives telling them he expects to lay off 10% of his workforce in anticipation of a recession.

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NZ Fry Up: Spark tops NZ IaaS market share; UFB pips Australia’s NBN; 2degrees-Vocus NZ merge; Datacom to hire 400

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our correspondent in the Central North Island.

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About the Best Places to Work in IT

Find out about Computerworld's annual Best Places to Work in IT program, including eligibility, survey contents, deadlines, and more.

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Is Elon Musk’s ‘return to office’ mandate genius or corporate suicide?

Elon Musk's demand that workers return to the office full time could be his way of culling "undesirables" from his workforce, but experts say it's a highly dangerous strategy that may end up backfiring.

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IT workers face greater stress from remote issues

With in-person IT support now relatively rare, tech workers are under increasing pressure to support end-users and endpoint devices remotely — and they need better overall support and tools to do that.

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NZ Fry Up: Government creates startup advisors’ council; P-Tech welcomes 4 secondary schools; A/NZ software spending up; Small businesses invest in tech again

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our editor.

Considering contract help? Keep these 10 tips in mind

Skills shortages are forcing more companies than ever to tap into the market for freelance talent. But keys to success are quite different than hiring full-time help.

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What Gen Z and millennials want from employers

Young workers not only want better pay, they want previously less-popular benefits such as mental health care and four-day workweeks, according to three surveys by separate companies. And they want to work for a company that cares...

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Apple improves enterprise training to meet growing demand

Apple has completely redesigned its professional training and certifications for IT support and management to help build the skills base a fast-growing number of enterprises now need.

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Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep workers through pay hikes, bonuses

Microsoft is scrambling to keep workers in the fold amid tempting wage increases from rivals as tech talent becomes harder to find. Among other things, it's increasing annual stock-based compensation by at least 25% for some mid- and...

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No degree? No problem. Tech firms move away from college requirement for new hires

With a 2% unemployment rate, the tech industry is rethinking what job applicants need to get hired. Skills-based hiring is on the rise, and 59% of employers are considering eliminating college degree requirements — changes that could...

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NZ Fry Up: New Zealand fast tracks residency for IT professionals; NZ Police wants more data collaboration; IT leadership moves

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our editor.

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