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Correlated factors to the retention of new entrants
Introduction

In this report we test how various characteristics of new entrants correlate with their retention.

Age

Middle aged worked had the highest retention rates. This may be easier to see by switching to tenure profiles by selecting the '%⇄#' button.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Gender

Male workers in general had slightly higher retention rates. This is not consistent across all sectors.

Methodology

Ethnicity

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Rurality

New entrants from rural areas are more likely to retain in food and fibre sectors.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Qualification level

Retention is higher for new entrants with degrees in the food and fibre sector, however higher in construction sectors for level 4 to 6 qualifications. For construction this may be more indicative of experience in other construction sectors which lead to level 4 to 6 vocational training.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Qualification relevance

New entrants holding a qualification related to their industry were more likely to retain longer.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Prior industry

Workers who had previous work experience in the wider related industry, e.g. agriculture for dairy farming, were more likely to retain in their new sector.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Years working in prior industry

Those with longer history of retention in their previous industry were more likely to retain longer in their new sector.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

Number of prior industries

New entrants who have a history of hopping between industries were less likely to stay around in their new sector.

Methodology

We gather all new workers between the years 2006 and 2009 in select New Zealand industries. From these new workers we track how long they remain working in their new sector.

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Outcomes of new entrants in food and fibre sectors

Compare how outcomes compare between different talent sources of new entrants

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Where do food and fibre sectors source their talent?

Investigate where select New Zealand sectors have sourced their new entrants from

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Demographics of new entrants

Investigate the demographic breakdown of new talent into select New Zealand sectors