What “The Voice” can teach us about finding top talent

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Shrinking talent pool making things tough?

We look at the power of blind ‘auditions’ and share other recruiting tips.

If you’ve been in hiring mode, chances are you’ve experienced our tight labour market first-hand. Top talent is in short supply for several reasons. One of which is our closed international borders which have affected the natural flow of people that many businesses rely on.

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Stay Interviews

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Should I stay or should I go now?

The simple interview that encourages your best employees to stay.

Are you wondering how many employees are actively contacting recruiters or setting job alerts on Seek? The number might surprise you!

A recent NZ Herald article cited a survey that found 39% of Kiwi employees plan to look for a new role in the next 6 months. While 19% are actively looking to move now. The reasons varied. Lack of a pay rise was top of the list. A lack of career opportunities and appreciation were also right up there. On the surface, these numbers are a concern for any business operator – as they well-know the cost and disruption that comes with finding new employees.

The question is – what can be done?

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Smiling through the Delta Blues!

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They say laughter is the best medicine. Well, after the last 6 weeks or so, we thought we’d put our regular HR content on the back burner and give you all a few reasons to laugh – about ourselves! And we throw a few interview curveball questions at you too. We hope you enjoy a few giggles…

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Tips and Tricks for Retaining Fixed Term Employees

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Making the most of fixed term staff.

We are hearing about an increase in instances of fixed term contractors jumping ship well before their end date. And given that the fixed term HR candidate market is incredibly short, we thought we’d share some ideas around finding and retaining your fixed termer. We hope they come in handy!

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Workplace Stress

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Workplace Stress – How to reign it in

Issues surrounding mental wellbeing have become a lot more visible in recent years. No longer swept under the carpet, debates and protests are all happening in the public eye.

Even the Olympic Games has thrown up an example, with American superstar gymnast Simone Biles withdrawing due to mental struggles.

The effect of stress in the workplace has also gained awareness. And make no mistake. The impact is real. Studies show that workplace stress can lead to headaches, increased blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

We look at ways to reduce and manage stress. We hope they come in useful.

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Heading Back to the Office

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Why flexible working is the way forward

When COVID-19 turned our world upside-down, many office-based employees had to adapt to working from home. But now, with countries (and offices) beginning to re-open, a new challenge has cropped up.

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Workplace Etiquette

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Etiquette for the modern workplace – What you need to know.

Some might recall the days when you’d walk into an office and see people puffing away on cigarettes – without a care in the world. All dressed in formal attire, ties, suits, no skin showing.

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Presenteeism

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The consequences of staff that work too much.

We’ve all had a day off sick from work. Be it for illness, injury or other health-related issues. But the decision to be absent from work isn’t always clear cut.

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Why creativity is crucial to every business

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Design. Architecture. Advertising. Photography. Film. Arts. Music.

These are just some of the industries and occupations that have traditionally been associated with the creative process. However, this narrow focus on creativity is quickly becoming redundant.

As we operate in an ever-changing world, the ability to ‘think outside the square’ has become a highly sought-after skill. And the workplaces that nurture creative cultures, where innovation is encouraged, will be well placed to stay ahead of the competition.

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