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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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Five simple steps to supercharge your career

Advancing your career and moving through the ranks into your ideal job requires commitment and dedication. If you’re scratching your head wondering how to get started it’s worth sitting down to create a high-level plan to identify tactics for success. We’ve put together five key tips to help you on your way. Get your personal…

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QuarterlyFIT October 2021

Who would have thought that having been ‘locked down’ in Auckland on 18 August, we would be still be here two months later? It’s been interesting how different the approach from businesses towards their recruitment has been this time around.

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Help, I have a personality clash with my manager!

There are few things in the working world more challenging than when you have a personality clash with your manager. We asked career coach Rachel Hill for her take on this all-too-common problem. When people say they have a personality clash with their manager, they mean that they don’t get along with them for some…

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Eight steps to successful job hunting

Job hunting can be a daunting process, especially if you’re contemplating leaving a company where you’ve worked for a significant amount of time. For some, job hunting is an art form that they’ve carefully mastered, and for others, it can be overwhelming. If you’re struggling to get started or you want a handy guide 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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