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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.
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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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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

An Overseas Secondment Experience

October 20, 2017
When a secondment opportunity came up to work for Staples Rodway’s sister company Baker Tilly International (BTI) in London, Tracey Soffe jumped at the chance. What better way to further her career and travel the world.
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The Psychopathology of Office Politics

September 18, 2017
Office politics play out in every business and it is human nature and basic sociology to have power dynamics within a group. But do we really want to go to work feeling like we have to slay dragons?
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The Full Monty of Human Resources and Organisation Development

March 12, 2015
Welcome to our website. We are very excited to be launching and are very energised about the shift that this means for us and our Human Resources business. Just to give you a bit of history; over a decade ago the Staples Rodway Human Resources (HR) team was formed. This occurred as a result of many existing accountancy clients needing HR input into the people part of their business. At the time the focus was very much on IEA's, disciplinary issues,...
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