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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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Understanding emotional intelligence and the benefits to business

Emotional intelligence is about your ability to guide and help others in the workplace. It’s about how we perceive situations, react to them, understand them, and make reasonable decisions often under pressure. This is a trait that is difficult to see when interviewing applicants but one that can make an incredibly positive impact on the…

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Position brief versus job description and why you need both

When preparing to hire for a new position, careful planning is necessary to ensure that you are not only attracting a candidate with the right skills and traits, but you are also meeting the expected outcomes of the role for the business. To ensure you are meeting the objectives of the business you need to…

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How to create a feedback culture– six steps to follow

Feedback in the workplace is a critical tool for growth, but for many, an annual performance review might be the only feedback they receive. In fact, a recent study found that 96% of employees surveyed wanted more regular feedback from their employers. The same study also revealed that 83% of employees preferred praise over gifts…

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11 things to consider when onboarding new recruits during lockdown

When we went into our very first lockdown it was a mad scramble for many businesses to get themselves set up for remote working. What we have learned from this is that we need to ensure we are able, at any given time, to continue with business no matter where people are located. This includes…

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CASE STUDY: Recruiting at pace during a period of rapid growth

Situation Business A was experiencing a major growth trajectory and urgently needed to create new roles to keep up with customer demand. It was not a case of securing people in temporary roles but to get a permanent staff member onboard without delay. Business A. needed Fast access to viable candidates who would fit in…

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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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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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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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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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