Can interpersonal skills make a difference in the workplace?

We have interviewed thousands of candidates over the past few years for extremely diverse roles. There is one common behaviour across all of them that is incredibly important to employers, it is good interpersonal skills. Often employers focus on hard skills, the talents that make a person qualified for a role. However, it is the…

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Career path planning with your employees

Career path planning is essential for the growth and development of employees. Without career path planning an employee may become stagnant in their role and boredom will set in. They’ll start looking for more inspiring work and growth opportunities elsewhere. Can you afford to lose staff because you don’t invest in the excellent people you…

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Employee leave entitlement – Holidays Act Taskforce

Employee leave entitlement – where to begin? In 2019 the Government established the Holidays Act Taskforce to suggest improvements to the Holiday Act 2003. The taskforce included employers, workers, and government representatives and the purpose was to address the lack of clarity regarding an employer’s obligations and an employee’s leave entitlements. A report was subsequently…

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Govt helps employers create an age diverse workplace

There are many benefits to an age diverse workplace; knowledge sharing, problem solving, and innovative thinking. Yet, employability seems to diminish the older you get. It is a missed opportunity given the wealth of information and experience older generations bring to the table. We all know that laws in New Zealand prohibit age discrimination. However, the…

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How to analyse a job description and show you’re a good fit

Are you analysing a job description thoroughly before applying? By not analysing the job description you could end up missing a great opportunity or be disappointed in the outcome. To impress employers, invest time in understanding what they are specifically asking for. Here are some tips to prepare you for writing a job application that…

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How to help employees live your company values

Your company values are at the heart of your business. They help to build your brand and ensure that everyone in your company is on the same page. When employees embody your values and consistently demonstrate them, you’ll reap the benefits of a happy and productive workplace. So, how do you make sure that your…

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How to work effectively with your manager

When we think about management, we might think about how our own manager manages us. We often overlook the fact that we also need to manage our relationship with them too. Leadership isn’t just a top-down approach, it is also from the bottom up and this is where you can play your part. Your relationship…

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The benefits of daily stand-up meetings

At Eclipse we hold daily stand-up meetings at 9:30am every morning. It came about because of lockdowns and working from home. Having brief online meetings each day gave everyone a chance to share their successes, discuss roadblocks and their focus for the day. Holding these daily meetings created a well-connected team. On returning to the…

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Four key considerations for employee recruitment success

Recruitment success is dependent on several factors but there are four key considerations within the broader picture that are critical to get right. The cost of hiring a new employee in both time and resource can be high. Therefore, it’s imperative you have an efficient recruitment process in place. You not only want the employee…

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QuarterlyFIT October 2022

Christmas is just round the corner. If you envisage needing temp staff, now is the time to get organised. Contemplating the thought of post Christmas resignations? Read our article on eight steps to recruitment success. It will help you to prepare.

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