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15 tips for workplace induction – tying it all together: 

15 tips for workplace induction – tying it all together: 

Induction should involve communicating well to make a new person feel welcome, understand what they need to do and become familiar with the company culture and values.   You can do this by following these 15 easy tips: Get the HR paperwork and email account...

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How would you feel if this was your first day?

How would you feel if this was your first day?

In these times of turmoil and ‘the great resignation’, with skill shortages and  people moving on to new opportunities. You’ve gone through the ropes to attract new talent, now, how are you onboarding them?  A scenario-based learning: an example of workplace induction...

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How good training can create enduring change

How good training can create enduring change

The idea of change is crucial in Training and Development, as success in this field usually hinges on change occurring in some way. Success is often gauged by asking Does this project achieve change in thinking or behaviour and how does it do this?  Talking about...

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Getting to the heart of employee engagement

Getting to the heart of employee engagement

It seems that many businesses understand the massive benefits of employee engagement - including better performance and lower turnover - but struggle to make it happen. It’s easy to see why. People are inherently complicated, fickle and are motivated by different...

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The great staff induction opportunity

The great staff induction opportunity

Are you making the most of onboarding to support your bottom line? Research shows that a positive induction experience increases new-hire retention rates by 82% and also increases productivity by 70%.  Getting people to stick around is crucial to business success and...

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Challenging our thinking for better business

Challenging our thinking for better business

A lot has been written exploring what a growth mindset is and the value that it brings to businesses who adopt/embrace it. Let’s take a closer look at how the concept of change and challenging our thinking can shape a growth mindset.   Being comfortable with...

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How we helped Powerco prepare for big privacy changes

How we helped Powerco prepare for big privacy changes

When electricity distributor Powerco asked us to get privacy training up and running for all of their people in preparation for a major privacy law change, we were excited to take on the challenge. Why the Privacy Act 2020 is a big deal The NZ Privacy Act 2020 brings...

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HEBs learning mindset and growth during lockdown

HEBs learning mindset and growth during lockdown

HEB Construction Ltd is known for building great civil infrastructures that last, they “strive to set the benchmark of respect in construction and be the partner of choice for their customers in a changing world”. It’s a lofty goal and it is no surprise that this sits...

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What does Resilience mean to you?

What does Resilience mean to you?

Is your glass half full or half empty? The common myths about resilience debunked When you hear the word "resilience" do phrases like "don’t quit”, “never say die” and “Kia kaha, stay strong” spring to mind? Resilience is a hot topic right now, but much of the...

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What is a learning culture anyway?

What is a learning culture anyway?

We’ve been examining what it means to create a ‘culture of learning’ this week. Is it an actual beneficial organisational tool or just another trendy buzz phrase. Turns out a culture of learning is the real deal and making sure your business has one can be...

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