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Are you searching for a unicorn candidate?

The unicorn candidate. Elusive in nature yet much sought after by employers. Touted as being able to bring many skills to the table and manage multiple positions or projects, these rare creatures are hard to find and hard to win. In today’s tight post pandemic recruitment market, searching for unicorns is a strategy that’s unlikely…

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Finding a unicorn candidate

Five tips for end of interview questions

You’ve found your dream job, invested hours on your application and made it to an interview. You’re feeling positive about the way the interview is going until the end when you’re asked if you have any questions. Your mind goes blank. Whether you forgot to prepare or feel like your interview questions have already been…

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Workforce contingency plan – Three steps to create

A workforce contingency plan is not just about how to manage your business through pandemics or natural disasters, it also helps you to manage your way through common challenges such as limits on staff capacity and business continuity when you’re short of people. There are several scenarios that can be planned for. What to do…

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QuarterlyFIT January 2023

The first quarter of each year is a busy time in recruitment. It brings an influx of candidates as people work towards their New Year career resolutions. This can bring an opportunity to recruit new people who bring fresh ideas, different experiences, and renewed energy. But let’s talk about how to keep good people instead.

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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. Lack of career path planning can lead to employees feeling stuck in their current roles, which could lead to boredom. Consequently, they may begin seeking more fulfilling opportunities elsewhere. Are you willing to risk losing valuable staff due to a lack of investment…

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Career planning session between manager and team member.

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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Leave entitlement and Holidays Act Taskforce

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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Age diversity in the workplace.

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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Company values