Viva NZ Tech

Viva NZ Tech

Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, Managing Director of Potentia, explains why we're partnering with schools to help open young people’s eyes to tech as a potential career path.

Future Innovators in Tech

Future Innovators in Tech

The Potentia Future Innovators in Tech programme aims to support and enhance the uptake of technology skills in school by providing a grant of $10,000. Entries close on 14 April 2017. This promotion is open to all primary, intermediate and secondary schools in Auckland.

The 10 most in-demand job skills

The 10 most in-demand job skills

Cloud and distributed computing is the most sought-after skill among employers for the second year in a row, according to the latest LinkedIn data. The Top Skills of 2016 list (released this week) also highlights demand is growing for people with cybersecurity, data analysis and UX/UI design skills.

90 day trial period: Don't freak out!

90 day trial period: Don't freak out!

In early 2009 the National government of New Zealand added an amendment to the law that enables employers to add a trial period into employment agreements of up to 90 days. In this blog, we discuss why you don’t need to freak out about the 90 day trial period and provide tactics to make it a positive experience, including taking time to reflect on your achievements, celebrate the things that have gone well and identify any areas for improvement.

Potentia picks New Zealand's next top talent

Potentia picks New Zealand's next top talent

New Zealand’s leading Innovation, Digital and Technology (IDT) recruiter has continued its support of the next generation of tech talent by awarding Ena Sun the prestigious Potentia Undergraduate Scholarship for 2016. This is the third year the scholarship has been awarded to a student in their final year of study at the University of Auckland and Ena was a clear winner in the process.

The Cycle of Employment

The Cycle of Employment

When it comes to careers, each and every one of us tread a different path. While the start may be similar for some, no two people share the same employment history, skills training, lessons learnt, project or client exposure. But, interestingly, while the outcomes are individualised, we all tend to follow a similar cycle through our employment with an organisation and the search for the next opportunity. And what drives this is satisfaction; of fit, growth, opportunities and happiness. How satisfied we are results in our staying or seeking.