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2021 – workforce culture stocktake?

“In the rush to return to normal, use the time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” Last year, not long...

Time to relax, restore and reassess

It has been an unusual year with many unforeseen challenges to mitigate. People are tired, stressed and more than ever in need of a...

A most unusual year brings out the best in many

As we draw near the end of 2020, we can reflect on what has been a most unusual year for all, and one that...

Taking into account the new government’s employment policies

The election is now behind us and the outcome wasn’t really a surprise. Probably the most unusual factors being that the outcome for National...

Positives around a flexible and contingent workforce

A large portion of our workforce is working from home and the business environment this year has lent itself towards businesses being required to...

Flexibility is key in an evolving environment

When planning this article, we sat down as a team to discuss the current state of the employment climate and how when speaking with...

Good talent hard to find

Post-lockdown it’s interesting to look at the drastic effects on businesses and how that is reflecting in the current recruitment market. Currently, more than...

Opening up to new ways of working

As I write this article we are in Level Two and from what I have observed many businesses are treading carefully into this uncharted...

Keep staff communication open

As we head out of Alert Level 4 and into Level 3, I reflect on the past month. I know that the experiences and...

Working through the effects of Covid-19

In my March article on business continuity and contingency planning, I broadly covered aspects around having a plan in place for times of crisis. The...

Business continuity and contingency planning

As the world and New Zealand react to the threat of the Coronavirus Virus, employers are finding themselves wondering how this may affect our...

Outlook for 2020 positive, despite the challenges

Well hello 2020 – and where did the last 20 years go? Here we are at the beginning of a brand-new year and no doubt...

Why workforce planning should be your New Year’s resolution

Okay, so who’s made a New Year’s resolution? Many people see the new year as a time to reflect, re-evaluate, set goals and take those...
Christmas Office Party

Top five tips for a trouble-free Christmas

We’ve all heard the one about dubious images being found on the photocopier tray the morning after the Christmas office party. And equally dubious glances...
Work Visa

New work visa rules – who benefits?

Changes to temporary work visas couldn’t have come at a better time. With a tight labour market and summer seasonal work just around the corner, many...

Measles – is your workplace prepared?

As New Zealand’s worst measles outbreak in more than 20 years intensifies, thoughts automatically turn to the most vulnerable. With 963 cases confirmed nationally, schools...