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Business Operations Survey: 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 April 2014
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.

 

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
2 April 2014
ISSN 1178-0711
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