The Gender Pay Gap Blame Game
Sep14

The Gender Pay Gap Blame Game

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz Gender pay gap. Are you over it? I am all for equality, however, I struggle with this ongoing idea of blame. I recently had a 62-year-old male ask me for advice on securing a new executive-level role, as he was continuously being challenged about his age and he is nearing retirement. He would also add that he felt gender equality was...

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The Four Keys to Great Delegation
Sep14

The Four Keys to Great Delegation

Robyn Pearce Time management expert www.gettingagrip.com Even in small businesses, great delegation is a vital skill for any business person who wants to expand or increase turnover. However, the problem is, very few have formal training in it. One of the hardest things to learn when you first become responsible for other staff, is to get out of the way and let your staff get on with the job. Good delegators give their subordinates as...

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Home Based Offices – Are They Good for Business?
Sep14

Home Based Offices – Are They Good for Business?

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz The idea of working from home appears idyllic for some people. No wasted time and energy commuting to work, no parking costs or challenges, space to yourself and the ability to design your workspace just as you want. Aside from avoiding your daily commute, the ability to be at home for children after school, and so on, the everyday reality of working at home on your own can...

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Ecoware
Aug23

Ecoware

  In 2011, New Zealanders sent more than two million tonnes of waste to landfill as stated on the Ministry for the Environment’s website. And that number is increasing. It says “The amount of packaging consumed by each New Zealander is growing. Reasons for this include design and marketing, safety/food standards, demographics and lifestyle.” An island of plastic waste, expanding 2.5 million sqkm, has been discovered in the South...

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Seven Simple Rules for Finding Success in Australia
Aug23

Seven Simple Rules for Finding Success in Australia

    What do you get when you blend the insights of a digital entrepreneur with the discipline of traditional marketing? You get a company called Aamplify, a darling of marketing across Australasia. By any measure, the meteoric rise of Aamplify over four years in New Zealand and Australian markets has been a success. Now employing 25 people in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, Aamplify could be truly said to understand the...

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