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Future proof your Workforce

Posted by denise on 6 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Over the next few years companies will start to experience a steady flow of retirees leaving the workforce.  They are also finding that the millennial workforce does not have the same values around loyalty and longevity of employment with their employer.  A Future Workforce study in 2012 showed that 91% of people born between 1977 and 1997 said they anticipated staying in a job for less than three years.  This then raises a question around how a company can future proof their workforce for further growth.  Recent research by Randstad highlighted  that 64% of companies expressed concern over gaps in their leadership pipeline. 

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Box of Fluffy Ducks ...

Posted by Denise on 25 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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.. the complexities of the multi cultural NZ workplace

“What we need is a great big melting pot”  at least, that’s what Blue Mink sang about  back in the 1970’s.   Well it seems as though we are on track to achieve that  here in New Zealand.  Statistics New Zealand projections indicate that by 2021, about 25% of New Zealand’s workforce will have been born overseas, representing one of the most ethnically diverse societies and, in turn workforce, in the OECD.

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Diversity Drives Innovation

Posted by Denise on 28 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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Consider this scenario.  You’re hiring.  You have three candidates who can equally do the job, but come from quite diverse  backgrounds.  You apply the final filtering factor ... fit  with the company' .  Sounds reasonable?  Well Yes.. and No.  It depends on what ‘fit’ means to the selector(s) and the extent to which they challenge conscious and unconscious  bias or prejudice.  How do we describe ‘fit’?  ‘They’ll fit in here…”.   What does that mean?; values fit, personality fit, more like me or less like me?

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