Economist Tony Alexander brings a wealth of knowledge to New Zealanders in his weekly newsletter ‘Tony’s Thoughts’. Drawing on his impressive tenure with some of New Zealand and Australia’s leading banks, he aims to translate developments and trends in the economics sphere into a language that people can understand. In his most recent newsletter Tony spoke about the current staff shortages New Zealand businesses are facing, the impact this has on our economy and what can be done to mitigate the risk to your business at a time where skilled workers are hard to find. The information pertains to New Zealand, however, there are still many key takeaways that can be applied to the Australian candidate short market. Our own CEO Trish Mclean drew on her 20+ years in the recruitment industry and contributed to his findings which can be found on the last page of Tony’s feature here .