Almost 50 per cent of businesses across the workforce are struggling to find staff, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. This shortage in skilled managers and workers is a growing problem for New Zealand, and it needs attention.
Bunnings has announced it will back pay staff $11 million as part of its efforts to comply with the Holidays Act. The critical point is that it shouldn’t be just major companies considering this, every company with employees should be.
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.
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.
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.