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Leading in a Post Disaster Setting

Posted by denise on 15 November 2016 | 0 Comments

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Our thoughts go out to the families who have lost loved ones and those who have been affected by yesterday’s quake.  Parts of New Zealand are cut off, other parts are working on clean-up to get back to normal.  Whilst we work to re-establish 'business as usual' operating for many the ‘normal’ will have changed.   People will be recovering from the trauma of being in that moment.  Many employers will find themselves in an unfamiliar situation, unsure of how to operate effectively or respond to people issues.   

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Women in Leadership

Posted by Denise on 29 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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There’s some US based research just out by McKinsey & Company which reveals that women continue to face challenges in becoming senior leaders.  The Women in the Workplace 2016 report showed that for every 100 women who are promoted to manager, 130 men are promoted.  Women are less likely to receive the first ‘critical promotion’ to manager and are less likely to be hired into more senior positions.  What this means is that the higher you look in companies the fewer women you see, especially at senior & board levels.

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Health & Safety changes : are you ready?

Posted by denise on 12 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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Many of you will be aware of the Health and Safety Reform Bill which has been before Parliament.  Working Safer: a blueprint for health and safety at work reforms New Zealand's health and safety system following the recommendations of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety and the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy.

The  new Health and Safety at Work Act replaces the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the Machinery Act 1950.  The Act will come into force on 4 April 2016, after which new obligations – and consequences for breaching them – will be enforceable.  What does the new Act mean for employers?

Once in effect, the HSW Act will place new obligations on:

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How to get the best out of your people

Posted by denise on 12 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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Google Leadership .... you get 22,100,000 results,  Leadership styles = 9,920,000 results, People leadership = 55,800,000 results.  How and where do  you focus your skills and energy to bring out the best in your people?  Here's some tips below that are simple, focussed and seem to resonate with people at all levels. 

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