Wages stagnating in Papua New Guinea according to salary survey

A recent salary survey has identified the need for investment in local talent to support better outcomes for the country’s professionals and organisations. The 2018/19 Papua New Guinea Salary Survey Report by human resources consultancy Peopleconnexion PNG surveyed professionals across the country about salaries and attitudes at work.

Opinion: resurgence of energy projects in Asia Pacific creating workforce challenges

New energy projects in the Asia Pacific are creating workforce challenges according to Calum Smith, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific at HR consultancy, Airswift. In terms of roles, he says no other area in energy is growing as fast as renewables.

Opinion: seven things that make a successful expatriate in Papua New Guinea

It takes a certain kind of person to be successful as an expatriate in Papua New Guinea, according to Fraser Hawkins, Principal Consultant at Peopleconnexion Recruitment. He explains how the right attitude matters just as much as what is on paper.

Trends in Papua New Guinea’s recruitment market: five questions for Airswift’s Calum Smith

The recruitment market in Papua New Guinea has been affected by the economic downturn. Business Advantage PNG asks Calum Smith, Vice President of Australasia for international workforce solutions provider Airswift how the market is changing.

Your human resources department is the key to achieving your company’s strategic aims

A company’s Human Resources division can play a critical role in a firm’s strategic planning. Its knowledge of a workforce’s skills and its role in establishing a company’s values and culture can make a major contribution to a company’s bottom line, says Dean Kuri of Lae’s Bonn HR Consulting.

Employment agencies optimistic about job outlook in Papua New Guinea

Recruitment agencies servicing Papua New Guinea say the employment of expatriates has fallen over the past year. However, as our survey of the sector suggests, there is optimism about all employment in 2014, as new ventures come on stream to replace the giant PNG LNG project.

Key human resources considerations in Papua New Guinea

1. Skills Skills shortages are widespread in PNG, and likely to get worse in the short to medium term. As one expat manager told us: ‘If you have a trade in PNG, you are basically guaranteed a job.’ Larger firms are often obliged to source expats from overseas for specialised or highly skilled roles. Leadership […]