Updates & Insights

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Attracting millennials

Creating a workplace that is attractive to millennials and centennials, or any specific generation, is crucial to the long-term achievement of organisational goals. Why? Well, millennials have now overtaken baby boomers as the largest generational group in New Zealand – they are the future of your workforce.   


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Top talent trends

Online professional networking site LinkedIn has recently released some interesting insights into the major trends that will impact recruiting and human resources (HR) in 2019.


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Change up your onboarding

It’s a new year and there are likely plenty of things that you would like to tackle to improve your human resources processes. Rather then being overwhelmed with options or procrastinating about where to start, consider focussing your effort on one area of the recruitment process that is often overlooked - onboarding.



A year in review and look ahead

A look back at the year and stories that caught our attention, as well as what we’re looking forward to in 2019.


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How do I measure up as a leader?

An article in HuffPost summed things up perfectly – “leadership is freakin’ hard”. Author and leadership consultant Bill Treasurer suggested that the biggest problem is you, because good leaders nearly always start out as bad leaders.


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Be happy at work

For many of us, a large portion of our day is spent at work. In fact, one third of your life will be spent working - that’s 90,000 hours over a lifetime! So, it’s safe to say that what you do during those 90,000 hours can have a major impact on your quality of life.


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How much should you be getting paid?

On your return to work in January, the inevitable “New Year, New Start” type stories will start appearing in your inbox and newsfeeds. Chances are, your employees will also be taking a moment to reflect on their career and goals for 2019. Depending on timing for your business, this may also be the time that you are completing annual performance review meetings.


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Build a talent pool

With an increasingly competitive labour market that favours top candidates, the implications for businesses in terms of attracting, developing and retaining exceptional performers are becoming a harsh reality. Talent management is crucial to delivering on your wider organisational strategy, particularly if that strategy includes growth (organic or aspirational).


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Put your best foot forward

The inevitable career-related, New Year's resolutions are fast approaching - at least one in five of us will have thoughts of finding a new job or creating a new challenge or opportunity in 2019. Starting this process with confidence and determination is a given but if you’re struggling to determine where to begin, the most logical first step is reviewing your personal brand.


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Plan next year’s hiring now

You might be in the early stages of planning your department’s budget for the next fiscal year. Or perhaps your leadership team is starting to think about short term priorities that will require longer-term resource allocation. Even if you are not increasing your head count, you’ll still need replacement hires. Balance these factors against the typical tight labour market in the New Year and it’s clear that now is the time to engage with your recruitment provider.

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