Businesses in New Zealand are finding it easier to fill vacancies in 2013, according to this survey of information from businesses with six or more employees.
- 31 percent of businesses had hard-to-fill vacancies in 2013, compared with 47 percent in 2008.
- 89 percent of businesses trained staff, with most businesses training staff in health and safety skills.
- 46 percent of businesses innovated (implemented or developed new or significantly improved goods, services, or methods).
- Spending on research and development (R&D) rose 7 percent, and now makes up 56 percent of total product development and related activities expenditure.