Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?
Jul20

Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz One of the hot topics amongst employers today is employee retention: the dual challenges of finding good employees – and keeping them. I agree it is a challenge for some sectors and yet, more money and more training isn’t the ‘white-knight’ answer for every situation. Ongoing training is a brilliant solution when retention matters...

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Take Your Website From Average to Awesome
Jul20

Take Your Website From Average to Awesome

Michele Hider Director of Priority Communications www.prioritycomms.co.nz Having an online presence is essential for any company to do good business in 2017. You might want to stop and think for a moment about how people would find your company if they couldn’t Google your website. Yes, they might see you on Facebook or hear about you on the radio, but your information is likely to be quite superficial and where do you send them for...

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Want a Healthy Workplace? Start with the Basics
Jul20

Want a Healthy Workplace? Start with the Basics

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz In my experience, most organisations want to look after their staff well but, given the seemingly intangible nature of wellness, are unsure of the best way to spend their dollars. After all, how do you know if your investment and commitment to the cause is going to be worth it? How do you measure if you really are getting a healthy return? My advice is to start with the...

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It’s Time to Get DIY Out of Our DNA
Jun16

It’s Time to Get DIY Out of Our DNA

David Vinsen Owner of Quinovic Parnell www.quinovicparnell.co.nz Here’s a sobering statistic: About 25 percent of New Zealand residential landlords use a property management company. In Australia, that figure is around 80 percent and it’s even higher in the UK. Why are we so out of step with other countries? More to the point, what is it costing us? One reason we’re out of step is because we’re a nation of DIYers. Who doesn’t love the...

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Budget 2017
Jun16

Budget 2017

Rt Hon Bill English Prime Minister When presenting Budget 2017 on May 25, Finance Minister Steven Joyce spoke about the growth New Zealand is experiencing – and the need for investment in infrastructure, public services and business to support and sustain this growth. In Auckland, growth is tangible and the opportunities it presents are significant. That is why Budget 2017 invests in sustaining the city’s economic growth, and ensuring...

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Resilience and Grit
May23

Resilience and Grit

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz It’s fair to say that if you hear the word ‘resilience’ used in Christchurch these days, it’s quite likely to be shortly followed by a collective groan. Resilience helps cope with stress Resilience does actually help us cope with the challenges that living and working in a rebuilt city presents. Navigating the multitude of road works with increased driving times can lead to...

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