Being happy at work – more than just a ‘job’

Over the summer in every direction I turn I keep hearing the phrase “living my best life”. While I can’t deny that this is an admirable aspiration I have to be honest and say I’m not sure what achieving this in our day-to-day life actually looks like. However I decided not to be...
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Coronavirus – Do You Have a Pandemic Plan?

The World Health Organisation has declared that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic in China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern – at the time of publishing it has spread to 28 countries so far and the number of people affected has...
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2020 vision for your organisation – do you have clarity?

How’s your 2020 vision for your organisation? Do you have clarity of purpose? Can you see what the future holds? From a sight perspective 2020 vision is about visual acuity.  Visual acuity is determined by the sharpness, clearness and focus of a person’s vision. So maybe for...
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Do You Have a Polished LinkedIn Profile?

We always love to see a standout LinkedIn profile – after all, we are in the business of recruitment! But LinkedIn isn’t just for recruiters and jobseekers – it is becoming an increasingly important tool for employer branding too. Have you ever considered that...
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Living and Working in a ‘Playground’ – Moving to Nelson as a Young Professional

Our fabulous Sourcing Specialist, Amanda Burggraff, shares her story of moving to Nelson Tasman as a young professional. I grew up in Minnesota; four seasons dramatically changing from lows of -25 c (plus wind chill) to hot, sticky summers (don’t forget the mosquitoes)! Despite...
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Collaborative Recruitment with Two Clever Nelson Tasman Businesses – A Different Way of Looking at Job Sharing

Sometimes there is more than one way to approach recruitment, such as this innovative ‘win-win’ way one of our recent placements evolved between two collaborative Top of the South companies. Earlier this year Emily, one of our team of recruitment consultants, facilitated the...
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New protections for employees in triangular employment situations

‘New protections for employees in triangular employment situations’ was originally published in the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Voice Magazine – Issue 03. The Employment Relations (Triangular Amendment) Bill received Royal Assent in June of this year, and...
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Understanding Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention | Workplace Mental Health

Despite increased awareness of mental illness in the last few years, the statistics continue to rise – particularly since 2013, due to the widespread introduction of smartphones. Our modern, technology-focussed world means that we are constantly ‘switched on’,...
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Our Wellbeing Journey with Best of Today

Wellbeing in the workplace is a hot topic. On the back of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 a lot of effort has been put into safety improvement in the workplace and more recently, attention is turning to mental health improvement in the workplace. It’s no secret that...
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Five ways you could be eroding trust with your team

Guest Post from Suzi McAlpine of The Leader’s Digest, an award-winning leadership blog. Building trust is now one of the major concerns keeping CEOs awake at night. That’s according to the recently released World Economic Forum 20th annual CEO survey. “As we become more...
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