Five Ways to Improve Employee Morale
Nov02

Five Ways to Improve Employee Morale

    Motivation cannot be imposed from outside, like a rule! It comes from inside and, as such, to raise motivation levels among employees, the workplace needs to offer something that connects to the personal needs of individuals. This simple reality is surprisingly poorly understood by many organisations, which often tackle the problem of poor engagement and motivation levels by looking in the wrong places. Low motivation...

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7 Great Examples of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Nov02

7 Great Examples of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

    I talk a lot about the need to make workplaces more ‘emotionally intelligent’. Of course, by that I mean having more emotionally intelligent people on your books.  But how do you assess where you stand right now? Should you be doing more? It helps to understand how emotional intelligence manifests itself in the workplace. How do you recognise EQ? Here are a few examples that you can start keeping an eye out for...

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New Zealand Is Becoming More Competitive

A global survey shows New Zealand moving up the competitiveness rankings – from 24th to 13th – during the last decade. The Global Competitiveness Index is a ranking of economic competitiveness, based on economic data and surveys of large businesses in 137 countries. This year the Index shows New Zealand ranking highly for financial market development, lack of corruption, labour market efficiency, health and primary...

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Too Many Companies Flouting Consumer Laws

A marked rise in Fair Trading Act complaints shows consumer rights are being ignored by too many retailers, Consumer NZ says. The Commerce Commission’s annual Consumer Issues report shows a 24 percent rise in Fair Trading Act complaints since 2015. Complaints about potential breaches of the act jumped from 5,489 in 2014/15 to 6,798 this year. Pricing practices, and claims about goods and services were the most common issues raised in...

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How to Get the Best out of Your Business Travel
Nov02

How to Get the Best out of Your Business Travel

    We’ve all heard travel horror stories – missed flights, endless queues and frustrating helpdesk calls, all of which cost businesses time and money. Grant Avis, general manager of Gilpin Travel talks about the business benefits of engaging a corporate travel agency. Although booking online has become the norm, it’s not necessarily the best option for all types of business travel. “For example, booking long-haul...

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