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Answering any interview question

There are three fundamental questions any potential employer wants answered, regardless of the question they ask. 1) Can you do the job? 2) Are you whom you say you are? 3) Will you stay? If you craft your answers to succinctly answer these questions using real life examples from previous work environments you will increase [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Answering any interview question

Performance Reviews and Effective Communication

Good team managers take the time and energy to understand their employee’s communication style. Great managers take extra time to adapt their personal style to how their employees can receive important information. During your employees annual review you can only really present a fragment of the overall picture of an individual employee performance told from [...]

By |January 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Performance Reviews and Effective Communication

Job Hunting – Networking

Networking is as simple as approaching people to ask for their advice and to talk to them about your career aspirations. People like to share their tips, particularly with those just starting out, and a simple conversation can lead to opportunities for work experience and even jobs. ON-LINE NETWORKING If you're shuddering at the thought [...]

By |December 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Job Hunting – Networking

What Really Motivates Workers in Their 20’s

What Really Motivates Workers in Their 20’s Ah the rebellious 20’s. The much misunderstood and underrated plight of our youths. Often thought as “Lazy” truly contemptible renegades, with far too much time on their hands, a self-entitlement attitude which makes them believe they do not have to work from the ground up and can just [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What Really Motivates Workers in Their 20’s

Interview Success: Tips For Making a Great Impression

The interview is your very own chance to prove to a possible employer, you happen to be the best applicant in the midst of the strong level of competition. Regardless of how convincing you appear on documents, it is usually the impression you create face to face that is certainly the determining factor. Give yourself [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Interview Success: Tips For Making a Great Impression

How One Company Turned Their Hiring Process Around

Having a strong talent bench is the difference between being ready to take advantage of opportunities and having to put critical business decisions on hold. Here is how one company realised that its inadequate talent acquisition process delayed its succession plans and put the company at risk.   Before Tom could transition the family business [...]

By |March 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How One Company Turned Their Hiring Process Around

Negotiating a Pay Raise: The do’s and don’ts

Negotiating a pay rise can be one of the biggest and most intimating challenges we each go through in the workplace. In fact, the fear of unsettling our current work situation can be enough to scare anyone from asking. With the New Year quickly approaching, we thought it was best to discuss some tactful ways of [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Negotiating a Pay Raise: The do’s and don’ts

Employee Engagement

A lot of my recent work has involved looking at employee engagement within companies I work with. While checking out relevent research on-line I discovered this insightful article. The following blog is an abridged version of an article by John Laurent of http://www.action-learning.co.nz I enjoyed reading at http://www.employmenttoday.co.nz This article sets out to illustrate a simple [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Employee Engagement

Building your Social Media Presence

Building your Social Media Presence: To Social Media or not to Social Media? That is the question. Welcome to 2014, the age when maintain a social media profile is almost expected. As a New Zealand recruiter, candidates often ask us our opinion of social media and if it’s needed. Now, understand that this question is [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Building your Social Media Presence