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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...

What is an EAP?

What is an EAP?

As an employer, we are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace to our team members, by supporting both our employee’s physical, as well as their mental, health and wellbeing. One way we can support this is to offer short-term, confidential counselling...

Do you need a plan?

Do you need a plan?

By Nicole Crump, Head of Marketing & Customer Insights - Tactix   Do I really need to plan out my marketing? Imagine how it would feel to walk into your business tomorrow and be confident in the knowledge that your organisational goals were clearly defined...

Benefits of Mindfulness

Benefits of Mindfulness

The benefits of a mindful workplace… Do leaders within your business operate mindlessly or mindfully? When they’re frustrated or under pressure, do they react based on their emotions, or do they step back, pause and take a minute to respond appropriately? Do your...

Innovation Skills Every Business Owner Needs

Innovation Skills Every Business Owner Needs

The Most Important Skills to Help You Innovate (That Every Business Needs)  by Catherine Newton, Head of Strategic Partnerships   Of all the buzz words in today’s business, innovation holds centre stage. Innovation as described by Webster’s dictionary: noun,...

What is success?

What is success?

By Sharn Rayner, Head of Business Consulting What does success mean to you? Is it reaching the pinnacle of the organisational structure? Is it being known as the leader in your field? Is it obtaining the dream bach, boat and fancy car? Is it happiness? Is it giving...

Probationary Periods – A valuable contributor in the HR toolbox

Probationary Periods – A valuable contributor in the HR toolbox

With many NZ employers no longer having the option to use a Trial Period it is time to update and refresh our skills in the use of Probationary Periods - a timely reminder of the valuable contribution this HR tool can make in managing new employees.   The...