We received news today that my trip to Christchurch last week was successful with the candidate I interviewed accepting our employment offer. This is good news on several fronts – Allan’s technical skill set is excellent and will help broaden our focus; his experience from the supermarket marketplace will also broaden our perspective beyond our small business focus.
While we looked extensively in Australia we could not find the right candidate. Given the proximity of New Zealand and the skills I have seen from NZ candidates, it is clearly a market Australian IT companies ought to consider when looking for additional team members.
We are not done extending our development team but will take out time to find the right people to join in our mission. Considering recent applicants, it is possible we will recruit again overseas soon – the appeal of migrating to Australia works in our favour.