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Tips, resources, thoughts and good old fashioned business advice!

Talent Pool - Recruiting Made Easy

June 19, 2018
Finding the right employee, with the right skills, experience, motivation or education can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating activities a business can engage in, and it is one of the hardest areas to get right.

Effective Prioritising and Action Planning Workshop

June 19, 2018
In the fast paced and demanding world we live in, we are often too busy being busy and find ourselves spending our time and energy on the wrong things. Knocking out the quick wins at work, but failing to focus our time on what’s important.
Filed under Business \ General

Personal grievances - seriously expensive!

June 19, 2018
In January 2017 a health worker at a District Health Board was awarded $20,000 in compensation for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings. This is considered a moderate amount.
Filed under Business

Managing People on the Farm

June 8, 2018
There are huge amounts of research that show if you manage and lead people well, they will perform, which couldn’t be more accurate in the farming industry.
Filed under Business \ Farming

The Golden Triangle - Sustainability, Employee Engagement and Business Results

March 16, 2018
Business leaders would have to have their head firmly in the sand not to see that today’s consumers are increasingly voting with their wallets, and choosing where possible to support brands operating with a higher purpose.

What's on the Horizon for Employment Legislation in 2018

March 15, 2018
With a change of Government late last year, many of us waited in anticipation for how that change would affect us as employers and business owners.  We now have some clarity as to what those key amendments will look like

Psychometric tests for Selection and Coaching

March 15, 2018
Psychometric tests are designed to reveal details about behavioural traits and personality which often don’t come to light within the interview process. They are also useful tools to identify and develop talented leaders, build employee engagement, and ensure business results. For most people, there is a gap between who they think they are and how others perceive them.

What you should know about Payroll

March 15, 2018
Getting payroll wrong can prove to be very costly for the employer. Retrospective adjustments going back 6 years, along with financial penalties imposed, are potential consequences of getting it wrong.

Hiring the right person

February 2, 2018
It is crucial to take a lot of time and thought into recruiting a new person. As the old saying goes, ‘one bad apple spoils the bunch’ – so you really don’t want to hire the wrong person into your business. Tara Dennehy, one of our recruitment advisors tells us what to consider when looking to hire and why as an employer, recruitment should always be on your mind.
Filed under Recruitment

The Power and The Passion - How to Create Effective Teams Through Giving, Sharing and Celebration

December 12, 2017
You would think that teams are everywhere; we use that word so freely in workplaces so we must be teams, right? The reality is we mostly work as groups, not as teams. In a truly successful team we give all we can to the team and to each other. Julie uses the National Women's Rugby Team The Black Ferns as an example of a successful team.
Filed under Business
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