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What the Flag Referendum and Meetings Have in Common

Over the past six months, I’ve been following the NZ flag referendum. Between white peak scandal, the silver fern looking like our rugby logo and koru designs with the removal of the union jack and it’s heritage, it’s been a bit of a messy business. While watching the topic be discussed, analysed and speculated about by many journalists, sportspeople and politicians, it occurred to me that this referendum was just like one, giant business meeting…

Honest Feedback, Where Do You Draw the Line?

Honesty is the best policy, but that doesn’t mean it’s always well received. Honest feedback, or what I like to call ‘constructive criticism’ is often needed, even welcomed in the work place. It’s how we improve in all matters, be it social skills or work skills. Every now and then however, an employee takes an exception to the feedback we give them, and sometimes with unpleasant consequences. Recently, I was faced with such a case…

Using Instagram to Tackle Recruiting

Could Instagram Help You Target Your Ideal Applicants?  I don’t know about you, but up until recently, I never really got Instagram. Sure, it’s fun to scroll through if you’re waiting to go into an appointment, or your bus is late, but it was only recently that I began to understand the draw that Instagram held as a marketing platform.  As brands discovered more and more difficulty in using Facebook as an effective marketing and customer relations tool, Instagram slowly took over as the new platform from which to interact with their followers…

5 #Instatips to Remember When Recruiting on Instagram

When it comes to fine tuning your hiring stategy, Instagram offers you the opportunity to engage with potential applicants in a way that a simple job ad can only dream about. However, unless you are Instagam savvy you risk wasting time and effort on a dud endeavour. Here are 5 things to remember when your setting out to recruit on Instagram….

Tell Me About Property Developers…

In a nutshell, New Zealand property developers plan and instigate the purchase, development, and sale of new or existing land and/or properties. This property can be residential, commercial or industrial. It can be summarised in a couple of sentences, however, the tasks involved in property development in New Zealand are in fact rather complex and require a unique mix of skills and expertise in order to be successful…

Private Sale Property

For most, the choice to embark upon private sale real estate in New Zealand will be influenced by several factors; past experiences, time, confidence and motivation, and market conditions will all be issues a vendor will need to take into consideration before making a decision. Some may have had previous satisfactory dealings with a particular agent or real estate company, and may want to stick with them. Others may lack the spare time to put the effort in that is required to make a private house sale, or believe that the current state of the market is not conducive to a private sale…

It’s Time to Leave Car Repairs to the Professionals!

In these days of on board computers, specialised oils, specialised lubricants and engine components, vehicles are far more technical than the old Ford Escort. DIY maintenance is therefore now out of the skill set of most people. So many trades and professions require a specialist ‘ticket’ in order to lawfully carry out work due to the genuine safety concerns – but still anyone can carry out repairs and maintenance around such vital components as steering and brakes.
Mistakes can and do prove to be far more costly than leaving the repairs to the professionals…
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Pet Supplies

New Zealand pet food and nutrition. In New Zealand, there are many types of pet supplies, pet accessories and pet products available. The most obvious and most widely sought after category of pet supplies is food! Pet food supplies and nutritional products can be purchased from many sources, including your local supermarket, veterinarian or New Zealand pet supplies store. Specialty health foods for all types of pets, at all stages in their development, are obtainable…

Pest Control

Pest control services are essential in New Zealand, a country with a unique natural environment that is home to a number of threatened native species. We also want to protect our homes and commercial premises, in order to create environments that are safe and hygienic. If you’re looking for information on New Zealand pest control, you’ve come to the right place…

Online Stock Broker

The increasing number of services available online is changing the way our world operates, and for people interested in playing the stock market, utilising the skills of an online stock broker may be a good option. For those in the know, the world of stocks is an exciting hunt for the best investments and returns. For those new to buying and selling stocks and shares, a stock broker is most simply defined as a salesperson that works for a stock brokerage house, and carries out transactions for his or her clients…