Tools & Tactics

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Turning the Employment Tables

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Turning the Employment Tables

  The ever-increasing number of job seekers expecting employers to turn up on their doorstep, with an offer in hand, means employers are now having to play a different game to get the staff they desire. Research from global talent solutions company Hudson shows a significant shift in the job seeker mindset, placing pressure on employers to be more proactive when it comes to finding candidates, in the most competitive hiring market since 2008. According to Hudson’s Talent Insights research of more than 1,500 professionals in New Zealand,...

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Feeding Our Own Demise

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Feeding Our Own Demise

  Food waste is a global economic issue right now. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), roughly one third of food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Bringing those statistics closer to home, the average New Zealand household in 2015 lost around $563 through food waste (Household Expenditure Statistics: Year ended June 2016, Statistics New Zealand). The economic disadvantages of food waste don’t just occur within...

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Fit for Work

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Fit for Work

  Exercise is known to lower blood pressure, strengthen your immunity, reduce stress, tension, depression and anxiety, help maintain a healthy weight and improve overall health and well-being. This is common knowledge, but how often do you exercise? Moreover, when do you find the time? After a hard day at the office it’s time for dinner prep, tidying and a bit of much needed R&R – exercise doesn’t fit into that equation. Often lack of exercise is due to motivation over time limitation; which is what Apollo Projects’ HR manager...

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Through the Looking Glass

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What shape will our workforce of the future take? Opposition Labour Party finance spokesman, Grant Robertson, said in a recent press release that Kiwis are working harder than ever before and getting less and less for their hard work. He’s right in that the New Zealand labour force is not the prettiest of pictures right now: The rate of unemployment increased to 5.7 percent from the previous quarter’s 5.4 percent The working-age population grew 0.5 percent to 3.76 million; The participation rate was an all-time high of 70.5 per cent Labour...

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Digital Diligence

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Eighty five percent of cyber attacks are directed at startups and small businesses. Here’s how to protect your privacy and security.  If you are a startup or small business owner, your priority is probably the growth of your company. You are dealing with long working hours, payroll and many hassles that are a part of building your own business. Most likely, cybersecurity is not on top of your mind, unless something happens that makes you realise how important it is to protect your sensitive business information right from the start. According...

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Getting Off to a Positive Start

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It’s that time again – yes the New Year has arrived which means it’s time to get out that pen and paper and write up a fresh list of goals and ambitions.  Are making changes and improvements to the way your business is run on that list? If so, good on you. It’s never a bad idea to make improvements and implement new processes, but getting everyone on board can be a challenge and can be the difference between your ideas becoming a success, or being a complete failure. So that you and your team are on the same page, here are some tips to help...

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Start-up Hacks

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Start-up Hacks

  Mumpreneurs Ali Linz and Julie Tylman are revolutionising the way Australians are gifting with a website that takes the hassle out of collecting for a group gift.  The user-friendly platform does the inviting, reminding, collecting, tracking and then sends the money and group card to the organiser. Ali Linz, one of the co-founders of GroupTogether, shares her start up hacks and her ‘if only I knew then’ list to help others embarking on the start up journey. It takes much longer than you think  We were originally quoted three...

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Head v Heart

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It’s an age-old debate: should you listen to your heart or to your head?  Popular belief tells us that listening to your heart is the risky option of the two, while listening to your head is the safe, logical bet, but is that really, entirely true? Which should we actually listen to – one or the other? Both? Neither?! We rely on both our heart and our head to steer us through many of life’s decisions major or otherwise – relationships, career pathways, houses and cars and gadgets, or even just what we want for dinner on that particular day....

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The Iceberg Effect – A Case Study in the True Cost of a Toxic Employee

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We have all worked with a toxic employee; someone who is so toxic in the workplace that they cause untold havoc.  In some workplaces these events are caused by a combination of staffing personalities, yet in others it seems solely down to one individual. Often employers suspect these individuals have a huge financial toll on an organisation, yet often this is extremely hard to quantify. How much do toxic employees lower productivity, cause lost customers and severely damage a company’s reputation? The following case study reveals some...

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The Power of PR

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The Power of PR

  In business, as in your personal life, reputation is everything. To be a credible player in any industry your reputation plays the biggest part in your success. It ensures your business continues, is the glue between you and your existing clients and creates trust with potential customers.  Lisa Powlesland, general manager at Purple Sherbet PR talks about public relations and why it is important for your business. By definition PR is “building a mutually beneficial relationship with a company’s various publics,” with the power to reach...

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