The Cost of Training
Jun24

The Cost of Training

Martz Witty Head of the Martz Group. www.martz.co.nz   At our firm we undertake a lot of team training making sure everyone is up to date and top of their game. Conversely we are privileged to also assist many businesses train and upskill their own teams. A common grizzle from clients is often “Oh, but I spend all this money training my staff and then they go and leave on me!” It’s not an uncommon complaint, but let’s take a...

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Four Strategies to Deal with Low Interest Rates
Jun24

Four Strategies to Deal with Low Interest Rates

Cameron Watson Training and development manager at Craigs Investment Partners www.craigsip.com   One of the biggest challenges currently facing investors is low interest rates. With inflation at rock bottom levels, this challenge may be with us for some time yet. Below we outline strategies to deal with this situation. 1. Be realistic about returns Respondents to a recent investor survey believed on average that a nine percent...

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The Rise of the Millennials
Jun24

The Rise of the Millennials

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz   Corporate culture is not an idea or something you buy off the shelf. Positive corporate culture is proving to be the ‘game changer’ in our competitive commercial environment and there is a very obvious reason why – the rise of the Millennials. In a recent study by the Resilient Organisations Research Group at the...

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The Six Rules of Leadership
Jun24

The Six Rules of Leadership

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz   Leadership, communication and innovation are intrinsically linked in successful companies. Leadership is a word we hear often, but we don’t really stop to think about what it is and why it is so important. The fact is that leadership is the single most sought after trait in the business world today. Leadership and learning are interlinked – you...

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Helping Kiwis Get Ahead
Jun24

Helping Kiwis Get Ahead

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister Helping New Zealand families get ahead is a priority for the National-led Government. We’ve made a number of positive announcements in recent months that highlight our commitment to that. These include news that more than 1,700 people in the greater Christchurch area who have been helped into their first home in the first 12 months of our new KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. In April last year we doubled...

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Is it time to call the professionals
May24

Is it time to call the professionals

Suzanne Carter Specialist for Limelight Online www.limelightonline.co.nz     Google has made it very easy for any business owner to set-up a Google AdWords campaign. But you must remember that Google is a business, so they have made it easy for business owners to spend money. So ensuring that you get the best results for your budget is the tricky bit. Unless you are very experienced with setting up and managing Google...

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