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What are the procrastinator behaviours in your team?

There is no denying that we are all procrastinators in one way or another. In fact, there are six types of procrastinator behaviours. For the manager trying to supervise procrastinators it can be very frustrating. If an employee isn’t doing what is asked or expected, or isn’t meeting deadlines, it impacts not only the business…

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Six tips to overcome imposter syndrome

Have you ever worked hard for something only to feel like a fraud when you achieve it? Maybe you have put a lot of effort in to gain a promotion and now you’re second guessing yourself? Or you have realised your biggest career ambition only to question whether you’re worthy? If any of these scenarios…

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The five benefits of staff training and professional development

If the most valuable asset in your business is your people, then it makes sense to invest in their training and professional development. Whilst training often refers to a specific set of skills needed to carry out a job, professional development is quite different. To make sure you’re getting the best out of your people,…

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What the best employers do well – six key insights

What do the most sought-after companies to work for have in common? What is it that they do so well that they’re named one of the top 20 places to work in New Zealand? We spent some time looking into what employers prioritise and what employees cite as the most attractive places to work. 1….

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The five key benefits of an age diverse workplace

A 2019 study carried out by The New Zealand Retirement Commission (Te Ara Ahunga Ora) revealed that as many as one third of the workforce at the time was aged over 55. By 2038 it’s expected that around 1.34 million Kiwis aged over 65 will still be working. That comes as we continue to live…

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The secret to successful performance reviews

Employers should look at the purpose of performance reviews as a process that helps to improve the company. By assessing an employee’s performance, you can learn more about the value they bring to the business, their strengths, and weaknesses, and whether their goals are aligned with the organisation’s objectives. Understanding this can improve communication, collaboration,…

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From attraction to exit – why you need to foster the employee lifecycle

In much the same way an organisation has a lifecycle, so too does an employee. For employers, understanding the lifecycle helps to foster an employee experience that leads to longevity, success, and high employee engagement. Embracing the lifecycle model is essential to determining the path for every employee within your business and ensuring the most…

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Discussing salary – when is the right time?

When it comes to recruitment, one of the most important things to consider as an employer is how to manage salary expectations. It is often a balancing act, weighing up what you can afford to pay against market conditions, and the knowledge and skills of each candidate. So how do you know when it’s the…

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Six steps for recovery and recharging this Christmas

If you’re counting down the days to Christmas and holding out for your summer holiday, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, the pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and changing lifestyles have taken their toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. So, if December finds you feeling more emotionally and physically drained than ever before,…

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Six strategies that build trust in the workplace

In any healthy relationship, trust is an essential building block that paves the way to long term happiness and wellbeing. The same is true in the workplace. When we feel connected and trusted, our brains release the feel-good chemical Oxytocin, meaning we’re more likely to give more of ourselves and to feel a sense of…

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