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Make sure you compare apples with apples

The recruitment landscape is changing, and challenges we have faced in the past year have expedited the current recruitment environment. The employment market as I am experiencing it, could be compared a little to the...
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Inducting new employees the right way

The beginning of the year is often a time when we see the most movement in the employment market as people have generally taken some time to consider the year ahead and perhaps decide...
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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 out of our Level 4 lockdown, one of my articles...

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 break. And with the end of the year, comes 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 many of us would not have predicted, particularly not the...

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 was worse than expected, with Labour performing better than expected...

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 have a more flexible approach to employment than ever before. Work-life...

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 most of our clients recently, the general consensus was that...

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 ever, the candidate pool of job seekers has never been...

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 territory. Some have put in place the most stringent health...

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 challenges I have had – as a business owner, a...

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 time of crisis is here and it’s hit hard and...

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 own businesses and what we can do to plan for...

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 there is an abundance of planning and goal-setting happening for...

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 first steps towards a new, improved version of themselves. Your workforce...
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 between workmates who got a little, shall we say, friendlier...