career development

People Management Series Part 2: The Importance of Career Development Conversations

People Managers across every industry sector are competing to find ways to engage and retain the people they can’t afford to lose as global economies improve and skill shortages reach new peaks.  Historically, career development has been regarded as the responsibility of the employee – ‘I want my people to be empowered and to be accountable […]

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People Management Series Part 1: Square Employee, Round Job Role? Round off their Edges with Effective Performance Conversations.

Every manager has, at some time or other, had at least one ‘problem’ employee who simply doesn’t fit (square peg, round hole).  This is someone they inherited, recruited (only to find the employee who shows up to work is not the one they recruited!) or someone who started with a bang and then lost momentum. […]

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2016 L&D Programme of the Year Award

GROUND CONTROL TO L&D – the theme for the 2016 National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Conference, paralleled the musicality of the unforgettable David Bowie, who through a variety of music outputs, stayed forever true to the quality of his music. This very same ethos applies to today’s L&D […]

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Managing an Ageing Workforce

Baby boomers are approaching retirement.  By 2031, the number of New Zealanders aged 65 and over is predicted to exceed one million (Ministry of Social Development, 2011), and 85% of New Zealand companies are concerned that this will consequently lead to negative impacts on their businesses (Robert Half, 2016).  What will happen when older employees […]

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Market Pulse July 2016 – Comments from our General Manager of Operations

In thinking about market pulse this month, I thought – wouldn’t it be interesting to review the Market Pulse I presented to you in July 2015? Looking back at July 2015 One year ago clouds were gathering over the New Zealand economy.  Global Economic Recession continued to plague and harass our society as we knew […]

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