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Four day work week – 5 key benefits to consider

In May this year, around 100 New Zealand businesses signed up to join a global initiative designed to trial and implement a four day work week. Through tracking and measuring, the initiative aims to highlight key benefits and provide insights for other companies looking to make the transition. For the first time ever, we’ll be…

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Creating harmony in a multi-generational work place

From boomers to zoomers a multi-generational work place is common. Each generation brings their own set of preferences, qualities, viewpoints, and experiences. Even though managing different generational perspectives can be challenging there are major benefits to having an age diverse workplace. Common Ground While each generation has their own set of characteristics, they also have…

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Five ways to take control of your time management

There’s not enough time in the day. My to do list just keeps growing. I’ll never get on top of things. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Every day we struggle with time management, as our to do list grows and stress levels climb. But what’s the real problem? Is it lack time or…

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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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Attracting and keeping employees