6 Benefits of having an “Employee Handbook”

‘How to Guide’ for Employees – Employee Handbook When you purchase a new piece of equipment, it is likely you will be given a manual or a ‘how to guide’ on setting up and navigating your way around the new equipment. It would not usually be expected that you would understand how...
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5 reasons to do workplace surveys.

Workplace Surveys – Finding out what’s going on at your place Conducting a survey is a great way to find out what is going on at your place from employees attitudes and perceptions through to leadership styles and business practices. You can also gather individual feedback on...
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Four C’s of CV Preparation

CV’s are Still Super Important! Gosh the pace of change is fast and between technological advances and the increasing role of social media in our day to day interactions it could be easy to think that CVs are not as important as they used to be. I think that would be a...
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Fun ideas to promote your company engagement and culture

Engagement and Culture – Fun Facts… Having just completed preparation for a presentation on engagement and culture I am doing this month, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the interesting snippets I found while doing my research. Did you know? Twitter holds...
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Hot Jobs or Not Hot Jobs

MBIE has just released a report that rates job prospects across many industries – 2016 Occupation Outlook Report The report uses labour market data to help those who are making decisions about their careers. It uses a simple way of looking at a range of jobs by demand, likely...
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Focus on Leadership

Well it’s February already and I am back in my office at Intepeople here in Nelson, New Zealand. I cannot tell you how good it is to be back, home is always a special place. Some of you may already be aware that we are working in conjunction with the BNZ to bring their business...
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All Black Success- The Art of Mindfulness

As I watched the All Blacks completely dominate the Aussies on Sunday morning I wondered how on earth they stay so humble, grounded and in control of their nerves. We in HR can learn so much from this team – I’m sure you are thinking – Fantastic leadership, Beyond amazing...
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“Hot” Topic – Menopause in the Workplace

Not so long ago I had to hold a team meeting with a client who had a team of middle aged women. The issue to be discussed was around compatibility and the refusal of the ladies to get on with each other. As I sat there I wondered how many of these ladies may be menopausal and...
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Inspirational Memories

Every now and again someone comes into your life – either personal or through work – that make a lasting impression on how you think and react to things. It may be you get inspiration from a great book, you are privileged to have a powerful coach or mentor, you attend some...
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Performance Reviews- To Review or Not to Review?

Performance Reviews – Are they worth it? Just lately I have noticed a growing trend – in not only small to medium businesses but also major corporates –to reconsider the benefits of the annual review process. Some include Adobe, Accenture, Deloittes and the NAB. They have...
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