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NZ's Significant Skills Shortage is Serious Business

August 17, 2018
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.

Improving the culture of a global organisation

July 2, 2018
For the last year I have been given a great opportunity to work within a New Zealand multinational with a revenue of over 19.23 billion NZD. It’s great to see that a global business of this size can stay connected with all its employees and operate as one business, despite the many challenges that come with this.
Filed under Business \ General

Holiday Pay - Don't let it slide

June 28, 2018
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.

Will 3-day weekends become the norm?

June 28, 2018
How far are you willing to go to improve the performance, engagement and well being of your employees?

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.
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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.
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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
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