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This is different! Voluntary Turnover holds steady as Involuntary Turnover climbs rapidly

The New Zealand Staff Turnover survey was first published in 2006. Consequently, we now have over a decade of data which covers the latest economic cycle. The survey results clearly emphasise the very cyclical nature of staff turnover and its relationship to the strength of the economy.

In 2018 however, we discussed the new forces impacting on the turnover of staff. Firstly, the rapid change to the composition of our workforce.

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Leader of YOU!

It’s a new year, has anything changed?

At the beginning of every new year in our recruitment business we are interested in what has changed. What skills will our clients be looking for in their employees in 2019.

In the world of big data and HR analytics there is now a plethora of research and reporting, identifying and presenting both the hard skills and soft skills in demand.

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Interview Coaching

Have you applied for or seen a role that you’re really interested in but not sure your CV is up to scratch or you’re lacking interview confidence?

Whether you’re just starting out, new to New Zealand, looking for your next role, being considered for an internal promotion or contemplating a career move, there’s a lot to consider and getting a job that ticks all your boxes is about looking at so much more than just the job description!

The team

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Interview success – Can you tell a story?

Can you remember a time when you were listening to someone speak and somehow, they engaged you? To this day you can remember most of what they said or at least the message they were trying to convey?

It’s more likely than not the person told a story, they made you feel something and that’s why you remember.

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Sir Paul Callaghan had what we all need – GRIT

As i write this blog the documentary Dancing with Atoms, a tribute to Sir Paul Callaghan is being released. I heard the filmmaker Shirley Horrocks speak about the making of it and about the remarkable and interesting person he was. Tragically Sir Paul passed away in 2012 and for those of us in the New Zealand food industry we are often reminded of him through Callaghan Innovation, the governments agency supporting tech innovation and its support of NZFIN, the Food Innovation Network.

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What does your employer need you to be? – more innovative

A recent survey of New Zealand business leaders by  journalist Diane Clement asked, what was their number one interview question. Almost half of the respondent’s questions focused on change and innovation. This is no surprise with all we know about the current world of work and with what we are being told to expect.  

We will all need to look at doing things differently even challenging the status quo with ideas or solutions.

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