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Category Archives: Behaviour

Be the Expert and more! – learn to influence

On a day to day basis we work with a lot of experts. Food technologists, research scientists, quality specialists, engineers, demand planners, procurement specialists, production managers, technical sales specialists. The list goes on. Being an expert within your industry or organisation is a key factor in getting ahead in your career.

In today’s organisations however expertise alone doesn’t count.

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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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How does your staff turnover compare – NZ Staff Turnover Survey

The bench marking of Staff Turnover against other New Zealand companies in the same sector provides a baseline indication of the success of recruitment, induction, retention, performance and organisational culture.  The improvement of staff turnover is a competitive opportunity New Zealand  employers have, in an increasingly talent and skills short market.

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Working Successfully with Recruiters

8 Ways to Successfully Work with Recruiters.

Although you will have been contacted by recruiters from time to time, you may or may not have been interested in what they had on offer. Most people should have realized by now that recruiters are not only useful when you are changing jobs but also when you are perfectly happy within your position.

Over time, your relationships with good recruiters will prove mutually beneficial as long as you nurture them.

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