Monday, July 24, 2017
The positive spin on a Contingent Workforce
Monday, April 3, 2017
Business Interruption Planning & Crisis Management
Friday, February 17, 2017
The minimum wage set to increase again as of April 1, to $15.75, reflecting a slow but steady climb over the past few years. The minimum wage is reviewed annually on December 31, and it would seem that the political pressures of an election year have prompted another increase.
Friday, February 3, 2017
We are well and truly on the other side of the New Year now and 2017 has certainly started full of promise for an exciting year ahead.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Now is an exciting time for businesses and individuals to be living in the Bay. Not only are we approaching the festive season and a predicted sunny summer, but our economy is thriving – meaning more jobs for more of our people.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Talent ID Recruitment has won the SEEK 2016 Small Recruitment Agency Award, beating out two Auckland firms in the finals.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
With another year of business awards behind us it has been both motivating and inspiring to see organisations across the Bay of Plenty putting themselves forward to be judged, not only on how their business performs across various function of the business. Congratulations to the businesses and individuals who took the time and put themselves out of their comfort zone to be recognised amongst their business peers.
As both a sponsor and judge of the Talent ID Employee of the Year Award for the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards and as a judge of the Service Award for the Westpac Tauranga Business Excellence Awards, it has certainly been a busy couple of months. Both a rewarding and awe-inspiring as well as being an incredibly challenging task.
There were a high calibre of entries this year across the award categories. This is certainly a reflection of the businesses across the Bay of Plenty and the value they place on inspiring to be the best. As we know the Bay of Plenty region is experiencing strong growth and in a strong economy businesses tend to view the awards process as an internal audit of sorts – testing where they currently sit, what they can perhaps do better and what opportunities may be there for future growth and performance.
As a business. Talent ID has made a conscious decision to partner with awards which celebrate the people aspect of business, whether it be from an employee or team view point. In Rotorua, the Employee of the Year award is a fantastic example of this. It recognises the outstanding contribution that someone makes to a team and organisation as a whole. As judges, one of the questions we always come back to, is what makes an employee of the year – what outstanding attributes do they demonstrate over and above. What is the difference between what is expected from a normal employment situation, a good employee through to an exceptional employee and how is that measured.
One of the commonalities we have observed of the winners over the past seven years that we have been involved with this award, seems to be the impact that these individuals have on other people’s lives. The manner in which they take accountability for their roles, taking them out into the community and making a difference to other’s through their generosity in time and caring. We have seen employees who have dedicated many hours of volunteer time as part of their role, adding value to both the organisation and the community in which they live, in a selfless way.
Each year as judges we meet inspiring individuals. This year there were four finalists in the Talent ID Employee of the Year Award – Linda Irwin, Provincial Childcare Holdings Ltd, Bradley Syben from the Rotorua Top10 Holiday Park, Akiko Yamamoto from Abracadabra Café and Bar, and the winner – Sashah Macleod also from the Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park.
It is important to also acknowledge that no person can work alone within an organisation and be successful. A proactive and supportive team environment, with good leadership encourages and allows people to perform at their best. It makes sense to have employees engaged and working together towards organisational vision and goals. A culture which allows ownership and development promotes success, and can be achieved through recognising some of the key elements which engage the workforce.
Again we congratulate all of the finalists and winners across the Tauranga and Rotorua Business Excellence Awards.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Regardless of your businesses size and access to resources, dealing with workplace grievances or disciplinary processes will be challenging, time-consuming, and often costly. NZ case law makes it abundantly clear that ‘procedurally fair processes’ are extremely important in dealing with workplace issues; yet many employers are still failing to get it right. Although a common sense approach is often advocated, there is often a wide interpretation on what constitutes ‘common sense!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
SME’s are the classic New Zealand family run or owner operated business that entrepreneurial kiwi’s love. But not all of us want to work until we are 85; and our kids may not necessarily have an interest in taking over the family business - so what of succession planning? It may not even be as a result of retirement, it may be around business growth, having the right talent to fill key roles, and knowing the strengths and weaknesses in your workforce.