Updates & Insights


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Eating, drinking and being merry!

Christmas is about many things – it’s a chance to reflect on personal beliefs, spend quality time with loved ones, and look back on the year that’s been.

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Merry Christmas!

So we’ve reached that part of the year – that time when we realise with a start that January-through-November have vanished without a trace, and that the Christmas break is just around the corner!

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Staying in the loop

“Applicants that apply to job opportunities on the first day they’re posted are 10% more likely to land the job”.

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Preparing a great CV

Applying for a job is a competition - you’re battling the other candidates, and you’re fighting for the attention of the HR team[S1][http://deciphergroup.co.nz/#_msocom_1] . The first wave of your attack comes in the form of your CV, and it’s vital this initial offensive[S2][http://deciphergroup.co.nz/#_msocom_2]  makes an impact.

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Annual Performance Reviews

If there’s one thing business owners know all too well it’s that time flies. When you’re stuck in the day-to-day running of your business – creating relationships with clients, bringing deals together and handling any number of problems as they arise – the first things that get shuffled down the ‘to do list’ are the internal projects. 

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Beat the rush

The Boxing Day Sale – we’ve all been there, and we’ve all sworn never to put ourselves through the ordeal again. It’s an exhausting and eternally unfulfilling experience – you fight (sometimes literally) hordes of unruly shoppers, all vying for a bargain or desperately trying to make up for the fact they were too disorganised to do their Christmas shopping before the big day. And while you might end up handing over some hard-earned cash and making a purchase, you almost never end up with exactly the thing you set out to find.

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Introducing our new Talent Manager

It’s been an exciting few days here at Decipher!

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Little Black Books of Missed Opportunity

Until recently there was nothing more important to an executive recruiter than their little black book. Recruiters would spend years cultivating a network of influential contacts, scribbling names and numbers in notebooks that they guarded with their lives. They were fiercely protective of these dog-eared compendiums, and completely reliant on their content.

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Keep on your toes

The commercial landscape is riddled with the fossilised remains of businesses that failed to evolve and subsequently became extinct. From household names like Borders and Kodak to small, family owned-and-operated businesses who specialised in a niche market only to see that market vanish overnight, organisations that don’t adapt invariably suffer the harshest of consequences.

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