Essential advice for a first time contractor

Essential advice for a first time contractor

4 ways to make your first contracting assignment a success.

Let's get the party started - Participation is key to culture

Let's get the party started - Participation is key to culture

When you’re the new guy, how quickly do you get involved in culture? Everyone wants to make a good first impression and we tend to have the “head down, bum up” mentality, particularly in that first 90 days. But if we stand back, are we missing a trick?

What being a migrant worker means to me – insight into how a software developer from Argentina found his first day at work in Auckland

What being a migrant worker means to me – insight into how a software developer from Argentina found his first day at work in Auckland

Hundreds of professionals move to NZ and join some of our most promising tech start-ups and leading businesses every year. While the media often focuses on what companies and co-workers can do to support cultural diversity in the workplace, here we look at the topic from a migrant worker’s point of view. What’s their most pressing concern when they first arrive in NZ from overseas?

Zoom Zoom ZOOM… Gen Z

Zoom Zoom ZOOM… Gen Z

With a New Year ahead of us and the classes of 2014 embarking on pastures new, there is a generation nipping at the heels of Generation Y… the fast approaching cohort of ‘Generation Z’. This new generation is coined the ‘Gen Zoomers’, and they are shedding a different light on the future of the workforce and attitudes to career opportunities. So, who exactly are the Gen Zers?

Tips for determining the culture of a potential employer

Tips for determining the culture of a potential employer

You are so fantastic that everybody wants you! Now it’s time to be a bit selective – do you really want to work for them and is the culture right for you? After all, it’s imperative to know whether they will appreciate your encouragement of staff to take up the desk safari challenge.

Labouring under the illusion of knowledge

Labouring under the illusion of knowledge

We have just had our annual Potentia conference. Each year we step it up; looking forward ten years, I wonder how we'll manage to keep this up! This year we were lucky enough to have Corporate Anthropologist Michael Henderson who is an in demand keynote speaker and author of Mastering Company Culture. Over the past 30 years, he's worked with various organisations, businesses and sports teams to enable them to tap into the power of their culture. He knows his stuff…

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