Sabbatical Reflections Part II: My Learnings

Sabbatical Reflections Part II: My Learnings

Earlier this year I took a sabbatical and a few weeks back I wrote the first part of my blog to share my journey. I finished it by saying that the sabbatical worked, bringing rewards beyond my expectations. So what exactly happened? My hope in sharing this is that even if it’s not for everyone it will help someone, somewhere experience what I did. Apologies in advance, this one’s a little long and it gets pretty personal.

Innovation Lessons from the Coal Face: Event Recap

Innovation Lessons from the Coal Face: Event Recap

Within NZ’s IDT community we are witnessing an exponential proliferation of innovation initiatives. It’s a hot topic of conversation amongst our networks - one that gave us another great opportunity to bring people together. Last night we hosted a group of IDT professionals from various Auckland organisations, for an informal discussion about successes and lessons learned when it comes to innovation.

Etiquette 101

Etiquette 101

If you’ve been in the contracting game for a while you’ll be familiar with the varying approaches business have to contractor engagement. On a good gig, the organisation will have sound onboarding practices that leaves you feeling just as much a part of the team as your permanent employee counterparts. But even so, the expectations are almost always slightly different and the way you conduct yourself in a client environment is imperative.

Craig McGrory and Kylee de-Blecourt to Spearhead Potentia Wellington Expansion

Craig McGrory and Kylee de-Blecourt to Spearhead Potentia Wellington Expansion

Following our recent expansion into the Wellington recruitment market we have appointed two senior recruitment leaders to spearhead our new Wellington operations, Craig McGrory and Kylee de-Blecourt.

Emerging Technologies Evening: Event Recap

Emerging Technologies Evening: Event Recap

This year has seen exponential growth in the number of organisations using emerging technologies - think AI, machine learning, robotics, IoT, Blockchain and AR/VR - in the past few months we’ve had a number of folks reach out and ask if we would be willing to host an event where they could meet like-minded techies and discuss these new technologies.

Reflecting On My Sabbatical

Reflecting On My Sabbatical

I’ve worked since I was 9 years old, earning $7.50 a week doing a paper round in Christchurch, and I’ve had a job ever since. The longest holiday I’ve taken over these 30 odd years is a month, and that only a couple of times. You see, my parents instilled in me a trait I’ll always be very grateful for - a work ethic. I think it’s actually more of a personal value and it’s still one of the things I find most impressive in other people when I see it. But it comes at a cost.