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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Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act – How to develop your Family Violence Policy

As of Monday 1 April, the new Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act took effect. This new legislation allow for up to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave and the right to request short-term flexible working arrangements. It is estimated that more than 500,000 New...
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How the Five Dysfunctions can help you build a High Performance Team

  A high performance team is your organisation’s ultimate secret weapon. Imagine if you could get all the people in your organisation rowing in the same direction – you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time! Patrick...
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Impact of a Disaster/Crisis – How to Support Your Employees

This post was originally written to advise employers around supporting their employees during the devastating Nelson fires in February 2019, but remains relevant for many disaster and crisis scenarios. The impact of environmental disasters and traumatic events tends to result in...
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The future of work – what transformational changes can we expect?

For the last 2 -3 years we have been predicting transformational changes in the workforce, workplace and the technologies that enable work. This subject is commonly referred to as the ‘future of work’. International firms Deloitte and Accenture/Fjord have recently released...
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