The Most-Wanted Work Perks in New Zealand

When it comes to choosing whether to stay in a role or apply for a new one, 32% of New Zealanders agree that in addition to salary, employee benefits play a significant role. But what benefits are we actually looking for? Here are the top five most-wanted work perks of 2019 according to Kiwis. 1.HEALTH INSURANCE The most appealing work …

Want to Close the Pay Gap? Pay Transparency Will Help

Here’s what we know about salary transparency: Workers are more motivated when salaries are transparent. They work harder, they’re more productive, and they’re better at collaborating with colleagues. Across the board, pay transparency seems to be a good thing. Transparency isn’t just about business bottom line, however. Researchers say transparency is important because keeping salaries secret reinforces discrimination. “From a …

Office Etiquette For New Grads

If you’ve spent much time working with recent graduates – people who have just finished university without much work experience – you’ve probably witnessed your share of odd office behaviour. For instance, the new grad who shows up dressed in jandals, or takes all her calls on speakerphone without noticing the colleagues glaring in her direction. Of course, we’ve all …

How to Work with a Square Peg, Round Hole Employee

As Managers of people, most of us have had this type of experience. There’s an employee in your organisation whose temperament, work style, or skill level does not match what you want and/or need. It creates tension and unhappiness within the team and you probably lose sleep over it at night. Seek First to Understand The first step in addressing …

Dealing with Stress as a Manager – By Marie Miguel

From developing your team to making your own tough decisions, being a manager naturally comes with a lot of stress. The days when you can sit back and relax are rare. Instead, you may find yourself rushing from one project to the next, sometimes working with employees who are unpleasant, unmotivated, or disengaged. Here’s how you can deal with all …

A Manager’s Role in Turning Around Underperforming Team Members

Having to tell an employee that their performance hasn’t been meeting expectations is always a difficult conversation. However, acknowledging the role you play in this person’s success (or otherwise) is crucial to setting the stage for a constructive discussion to take place. It also means you’ll be able to manage their underperformance in a way that motivates them to try …

2019 Numbers On Wooden Blocks

New Year, New Opportunities

A New Year means one sure thing – a peak job market. This presents an opportune time for hiring managers’ to make the most of the New Year job market, but how exactly do you capitalise on this peak time? Here’s some tried and tested tips for New Year recruiting. Reach out to your Network Reach out to people in …

Recruiting In December

Why Recruiting in December Can Give You A Competitive Edge

It’s December, work is winding down and the work Christmas parties are in full swing. Conventional wisdom says that it’s also a quiet month for recruitment, but the reality is actually very different. The job market in fact heats up significantly in December, with a surge in the number of jobseekers who want to make a fresh start in the New Year. This …

Workplace

Health & Safety Starts At Recruitment

Good health and safety practices don’t just protect employees; they also create an environment which cultivates economic success. Many of our manufacturing & processing clients view Health & Safety as a potent differentiator which strengthens their culture, reduces downtime & cuts labour costs through fewer accidents as well as reduces their ACC levies. It makes sense to hire someone who …

Depression

5 Ways to Start the Mental Health Conversation

Greg Boyed’s recent death raises issues of mental health in the workplace.  For many of us, his death sent the sobering message that no matter the professional heights people have reached, it’s impossible to fully know what they are dealing with in private. Most people don’t realize that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It’s the leading cause of …