Your guide to resolving conflict in the workplace

A certain amount of conflict in the workplace is inevitable. We would not be human if we agreed with our colleagues all the time. In fact, conflict can facilitate positive change if it’s dealt with properly. So how do you go about dealing with conflict in the workplace? And what’s the best way to a…

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QuarterlyFIT July 2021

The last three months have seen plenty of recruitment activity across a range of sectors. The challenge our clients face, that you will have seen played out in the media lately, is the candidate shortages we are experiencing for many roles.

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Addressing the ‘work from anywhere’ dilemma – five business options

In conversation with our clients, we find that the work from home discussion is still a hot topic. In fact, we noticed there has been a change of phrase from ‘work from home’ to ‘work from anywhere’ (WFA).  WFA is more encompassing. It not only covers the home, but it includes the company’s office, or…

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Six steps for successful interviewing

Are you a well-practised interviewee or a newbie on the hunt for your first job? Whatever the case, preparing for an interview well in advance will ensure you have the best chance of success. Nerve wracking it may well be – but knowing your stuff will help calm the nerves and ensure there are no…

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Succession planning in five simple steps

With more than half a million SMB’s in New Zealand, the loss of a key employee can have a significant impact on your business and its ability to function. How would your business cope if several key employees resigned at the same time? Are there people you could shoulder tap to move into the roles,…

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QuarterlyFIT April 2021

For many of us the month of April heralds the start of a new financial year – a chance to review where we’ve been, and plan for what’s ahead, taking on board the learnings of the previous year. What a year of learning it has been since that initial Level 4 lockdown back in March…

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Why dressing for success matters

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘dress for the job you want, not for the job you have?’ The idea is that dressing well leads to more opportunities as you come across as more professional and confident. That’s not saying you have to wear something super formal or go OTT with designer clothes at work….

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Best online interview tips for interviewers

Conducting interviews online via video is an easy and convenient way of carrying on with business as usual when things are anything but usual. Especially at the first round of interviews for a role, a video interview can provide you with just as much information as interviewing face-to-face. Once you begin the recruitment process it’s…

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Newsletter December 2020

Recruitment, like many industries, has experienced a rollercoaster of a year, and as a business owner I’ve had my moments of wondering what will happen next. In the past couple of months, there has been an increase in roles we’re actively recruiting for and I’m optimistic for 2021.

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What to wear to work in summer

Warmer days are here again and navigating workwear to suit soaring temperatures while also maintaining a professional appearance can be a bit tricky. Knowing what to wear can make all the difference between looking and feeling good or coming across as not quite appropriate for the workplace. In Summer (in fact in most seasons) it’s…

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