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Keeping the team together when they are apart

Keeping the team together when they are apart

Are your staff working from home more now? As working from home increases, it is useful to consider how you will ensure your team remains connected. This should be a priority because of the many advantages that flow on from a team staying cohesive - such as improved...

Business Success Case Study: Recruitment

Business Success Case Study: Recruitment

Company Name: Catalyst Consulting Industry: Architectural Consultancy - Construction Team size: 60 Why us: Our team was known to Nigel (Managing Director) and Colin (Director) as we have undertaken human resources, leadership development, employment relations,...

Creating a High Performing & Engaged Team

Creating a High Performing & Engaged Team

Every business is told of the importance of having a high performing team, and that high performing teams can positively impact our bottom-line. As business leaders, we understand the ‘why’ – “why we need high performing teams?” but do we know how to answer the ‘what’...

Building a Successful Talent Pipeline

Building a Successful Talent Pipeline

What is a talent pipeline? Having a ‘talent pipeline’ means attracting and cultivating interest with a constant inflow or ‘pool’ of potential candidates with the right mix of skills and attributes, in order to more effectively fill a need for talent or skills in your...

3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Plan and Staying on Track

3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Plan and Staying on Track

Before you launch into setting goals in your enthusiasm for the New Year, have a think about who you are as a business; what you and your team represent to the market; how the business is currently performing; and, once goals are...

Christmas Closedowns – What are your obligations?

Christmas Closedowns – What are your obligations?

The holiday season is getting close and for some employers, this may mean a business closedown requiring some, or all, employees to take annual leave during this period. Before getting started, make sure you’re aware of your obligations as an employer. Customary vs...

To work party or not … that is the question!

To work party or not … that is the question!

By now, you're probably well into planning and preparations for your annual team celebration in the lead up to the festive season.  For many employers though, the thought of a work party makes them nervous - and for good reason. It can be hard to enforce standards of...

When to hire – before Christmas or wait until the New Year?

When to hire – before Christmas or wait until the New Year?

The funny thing about us in New Zealand as we head in to the Christmas break is our ability to try and get done a crazy amount of tasks; and/or just stop certain projects until the New Year. What I love in my role, is just how our clients seem to fall in to one of the...

Marketing and the Christmas Season

Marketing and the Christmas Season

It’s interesting how Christmas comes around every 12 months, yet we continue to be surprised by its arrival.  I’m seeing a trend where most businesses are increasingly focused on wanting to have things completed before the end of the year. If you are in the retail...

Understanding how online marketing can assist your business

Understanding how online marketing can assist your business

By Nicole Crump, Marketing Consultant Manager, Tactix   As the role of social media continues to grow in our day to day lives, there is a trend of businesses picking up a social media presence, which may be more detrimental to their marketing efforts than they...