Fact sheet

Business operations survey: 2013

2 Apr 2014

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.

Key facts

In 2013:

  • 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.
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