Exciting new Recruitment Selection initiative – to try or not to try?

It’s really exciting to see a number of new HR initiatives being offered online. In our last blog we talked about employees being able to rate employers. You can check it out HERE: This week I was intrigued to read about a new site where you can use quizzes as part of your...
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Coach or Mentor- Which one do I need?

How many times as HR professionals have you been asked to look for a coach or mentor for a learning or performance issue? You need to ask yourself what are the individual needs of each situation. Sometimes it is coaching that is needed – other times a mentor and often times...
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Millennials in the Workplace

The hot HR topic at a work BBQ last week was how much impact the ‘Millennials’ will make on cultures of the future. If you aren’t already aware – Millennials are: Born between 1970 and the early 2000’s Very Tech Savvy They want to stay connected – big users of social...
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Interview Questions About Political Views – To Ask or Not to Ask!

Interview Questions About Political Views – To Ask or Not to Ask? The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has recently come under fire for asking prospective candidates their opinion on the controversial Ruataniwha Dam. An unsuccessful candidate has subsequently claimed that his...
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The Coaching & Leadership Philosophy of an Olympic Coach

I had the privilege of attending a breakfast  two weeks ago in Wellington where Hugh McCutcheon, a 45 year Kiwi whose career highlights include coaching the USA Men’s Volleyball to Olympic Gold in 2008 and USA Women’s Volleyball to Olympic Silver in 2012. He was introduced to the...
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How Recruiters decide whose CV to choose?

Have you ever wondered how Recruiters decide which CV’s to take through to Interview stage? Is it as simple as and Yes, No and MAYBE? No – it’s not – before they review every CV they gather a set of selection criteria that may make the decision at the Yes, No, maybe stage...
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The Art of the Alliance

I recently read a book called The Alliance:  Managing Talent in the Networked Age. ( Available on Amazon HERE ) It raises the question over the type of relationships managers need to have with future generations of employees and suggests we form a new type of relationship called...
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Leadership Lessons taken from a School Camp

Hi-de-Hi Campers A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending my son’s school camp. I really enjoyed spending that time with my son and all his classmates and joining in with all the kid’s activities (the water slide was the most fun!). When I returned from camp, I was telling...
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6 Reasons why you should care about Tired Workers

For those of you who have a long commute I am sure you will appreciate the time eaten up getting to work. Sitting in traffic for hours is standard practice in many large cities and can be very exhausting. But it’s not only travel time that can cause fatigue, there may be other...
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TELECOMMUTING – IS IT A PANACEA TO AUCKLAND’S HOUSING CRISIS?

Sky rocketing Auckland house prices are frightening both Reserve Bank and the Government. A debate around the introduction of capital gains tax is high on the minds of officials again given that the blame for the 13% annual increase is clearly laid at the feet of the speculators...
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