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The Cult of Personality: Part Two – Which Traits get the Green Light?

Posted On: March 10th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When it comes to focusing on personality traits during the hiring process, how do we make this a practical approach to candidate selection? While the idea of being able to select people who tick all the boxes in terms of appealing character traits, in reality, we don’t have time to train a new hire from […]



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Resolutions to Make you a Recruiting Superstar

Posted On: January 20th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

Ahh, January. Again! It seems like it was all too few months ago that we were setting up our desks for 2015, discussing which beach we went to over the break and how it’s not the same now that everyone else goes there, and settling in for another year. If your 2015 was anything like […]



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You Can’t Sit With Us

Posted On: December 2nd, 2015 by Helen Main No Comments »

Overemphasis of Cultural Fit Means Missing Out on Talent When it comes to hiring, making sure each new employee is an asset to your company is a no-brainer. But what if you’re missing out on superstar staff because you’re focusing too much on whether you think they will fit in? Is your company culture becoming […]



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5 #Instatips to Remember When Recruiting on Instagram

Posted On: November 23rd, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

  When it comes to fine tuning your hiring strategy, Instagram offers you the opportunity to engage with potential applicants in a way that a simple job ad can only dream about. However, unless you are Instagram savvy you risk wasting time and effort on a dud endeavour. Here are 5 things to remember when […]



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Honest Feedback, Where Do You Draw The Line?

Posted On: October 22nd, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

Honesty is the best policy, but that doesn’t mean it’s always well received. Honest feedback, or what I like to call ‘constructive criticism’ is often needed, even welcomed in the work place. It’s how we improve in all matters, be it social skills or work skills. Every now and then however, an employee takes an […]



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What the flag referendum and meetings have in common.

Posted On: October 8th, 2015 by Helen Main No Comments »

What the Flag Referendum and Meetings Have in Common (and how to fix this) Over the past six months, I’ve been following the NZ flag referendum. Between white peak scandal, the silver fern looking like our rugby logo and koru designs with the removal of the union jack and it’s heritage, it’s been a bit of […]



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Why Your Business Should Focus On Software

Posted On: September 24th, 2015 by Fiona Hall No Comments »

Having the right systems is a crucial part of the efficient running of your business. They enable you to spend less time worrying about the little things and more time focusing on the bigger picture. Systems are NOT all about technology and software, but, the technology and software available can support and deliver amazing systems. Depending on how […]



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Japan Helped Me As An Entrepreneur

Posted On: September 24th, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

Play for the ranking you want, not for the one you are given. This week something quite remarkable happened in the world of rugby. Japan, the undeniable underdogs they are, achieved something every expert and sports commentator deemed ‘impossible’. They beat South Africa, [currently ranked world number 3 in the top international teams, of the […]



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Protecting Your Business When Changing Hands

Posted On: September 10th, 2015 by Helen Main No Comments »

When Businesses Change Hands: Protecting The Best Interests of your Business and Employees. At a recent presentation about the law in relation to businesses and their employees, I was among many who were taken aback at the legal obligations to employees, regarding the selling of a business. When discussion went further, it was clear that […]



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How to assess cultural fit when hiring and why it’s so darn important.

Posted On: July 1st, 2015 by Tania Howard 1 Comment »

Each company has a personality; it has an energy about it that you can generally describe. There are often quirky characteristics that may come about due the industry it is in, team gender split, size, or even the owners personality and what they impose on the business. In a small to medium business you often […]



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