Older workers looking for a job under the Covid regime are finding it harder to land an interview as the pool of job seekers grow, says niche job site owner Ian Fraser. The Auckland hospitality impresario launched Seniors at Work late 2019 to cater for job hunters aged 55 and […]
Whatever you think of the Covid-19 lockdown; the fact is it has given millions of people time to sit back and take stock like at no other time in living memory. Putting to one-side redundancy, and households having a lower income causing financial stress, it has given plenty of people […]
I got to interview Chicago-based jazz musician Markus Rutz (pronounced roots) for my Cool Nights jazz radio show in April 2020. I cut the interview (recorded via Skype) with some tracks from Markus’ new album and the package has been broadcast by at least 70 stations world-wide. Intro: Chicago jazz […]
Companies that have resisted letting staff to work from home have had their hand forced as a result of coronavirus, and a demand from Government that people working in non-essential jobs stay away from their normal place of work. Where possible, these people are now working from home; likely sent […]
Rising up through the ranks to management is always a great accomplishment — and though this is often achieved by hopping from one firm to another, some people find themselves managing their former colleagues.
There's only one way to stand out in today's job market and that's to be an outstanding candidate and valued member of staff — but without on-going upskilling you could end up at the bottom of the pile.
External influences such as the economy and changing consumer trends may well impact on businesses; but it is senior managers who need to set the tone for their staff and show confidence in difficult times. “The culture of an organisation is driven by its leadership,” says Neil McGregor of Human […]
So you’re boogying along at work and everything is cool. You’re meeting your targets, getting on well with colleagues, your clients are happy, and you are in that rare sweet spot of having just the right amount of interesting work to keep you occupied without being under too much pressure. […]
Bullying in the workplace is rising; despite the #MeToo movement and lots of talk about making workplaces safe and secure places to be. According to a survey by recruitment firm Hays, 20 per cent of the country’s employees are bullied at work — almost half of the people affected says […]
Working a straight 12 months without a proper break is not uncommon in New Zealand. The Holidays Act says employees need to work a full year before they are entitled to their statutory four weeks paid leave. You have to work six months before being entitled to paid sick leave. […]
Godplex, which had the working title Godspell, is a feature film written and directed by New Zealander Darcy Gladwin. Not to be confused with the sixties stage show, Darcy’s movie features Shane Hollands, a prominent Auckland performance poet.