Blog

2nd
Jul

What Next For Martin Jetpack?

Posted by: Matt

Ulrich Berlger is Engineering Director at Martin Aircraft Company, makers of the Martin Jetpack. Named as one of Time magazine’s Top 50 inventions for 2010 the Martin Jetpack is set to be the world’s first commercial Jetpack. As if managing the development of such pioneering technology was not enough to fill his days Ulrich has also… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, Martin Aircraft

12th
Jun

The Subtle Art Of Salary Negotiation

Posted by: Marc

‘Adept at negotiating salary’ is one requirement you’ll never see on a job listing, but the art of negotiation is a sought-after quality among candidates. According to Robin Pinkley, co-author of Get Paid What You’re Worth, people who attempt to negotiate their salary in a constructive way’ are perceived more favourably than those who don’t,… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

1st
Jun

Preparing For A Career Discussion With Your Manager

Posted by: Matt

The annual performance review is an apprehensive time for any employee, but it also represents an opportunity to take stock of your career thus far and set new goals for the future. To help you prepare for the next one, we’ve assembled a few key questions, and how to go about answering them. Keep your… read more

Categorised as: Career Development

22nd
May

How Valuable Are Soft Skills To Your Employment Prospects?

Posted by: Marc

Good communication. Initiative. The ability to work in a team. So-called ‘soft skills’ such as these have long received short shrift from bottom-line worshiping monetarists who believe the only assets of any value comes with a price tag that can be quantified to the cent. Luckily, those attitudes are on the way out. Increasingly, employers… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Talent Search & Management

11th
May

Mitigating Risk in a Talent Short Market

Posted by: Matt

  Identifying and securing the top talent in your industry is one of the biggest challenges you face in businesses today. Having the right people in place to lead your organisation through both economic downturns and sudden periods of growth is crucial to long-term success. Studies indicate a real shortage of leadership talent in both New… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

1st
May

Why Did Someone Less Qualified Than Me Get The Job?

Posted by: Marc

Losing out on a job is always painful, but it’s especially hard when you know you were ideally suited to the position. Whoever got it couldn’t have been more qualified. So what’s going on? There are a few reasons why ability, experience and qualifications won’t necessarily get you hired: 1) Nepotism The old ‘it’s who… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

17th
Apr

Why Bad Hiring Costs More Than Not Hiring

Posted by: Marc

The recruiting process is time-consuming and costly. According to MBIE’s (somewhat optimistic) employee cost calculator the average cost per hire for IT workers in New Zealand is just under $7000. To ensure a recruitment drive is ultimately profitable for your business, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. As expensive as a successful recruitment… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

16th
Feb

Death Of The Middle Manager

Posted by: Marc

Remember managers? They were all the rage last century, when professional advancement equated to the pursuit of authoritative job titles and everyone knew their place in the hierarchy. If you had no discernible skills other than irritating or coddling those who did, you could go far. Not so anymore. A study by job-matching company TheLadders… read more

Categorised as: IT, Talent Search & Management

9th
Feb

Preparing for a Leadership Role

Posted by: Matt

Taking on more responsibility at work is not always synonymous with career or financial advancement. The healthiest approach to  securing a leadership opportunity is to assume there’ll be no monetary or status reward; take on the new challenge for it’s own sake, do it to the best of your abilities and the rewards will naturally follow…. read more

Categorised as: Career Development

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