Insights by tag: "employee"
What being a migrant worker means to me – insight into how a software developer from Argentina found his first day at work in Auckland
Posted on 30 November 2016 in Blog
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?
Posted on 01 July 2016 in Blog
Nine to five, five days a week, 48 weeks of the year. The grind or your vocation? It's so easy to fall into the routine, to get up, go to work, log on, fulfill your tasks, meet your KPI's, log off, go home. Many of us plod through the day sparing little thought for our enjoyment, just focused on getting the job done, ticking off tasks and meeting our KPI's. We don't take the time to examine our levels of enjoyment or sense of achievement as an output of our job. So, how important is job satisfaction and why do we need to stop and take stock?
Posted on 01 July 2016 in Contractor Corner
Given the short time frame of many contracting jobs, we rarely pause to take stock of our existing skills to assess which ones are our strongest and which ones we need to develop in order to move up the career ladder. At Potentia, we believe continuous self-assessment will help you to take the next step in your career so we have put together some top tips to assist you.
Posted on 17 June 2016 in Blog
It seems to me, that there is a misconception in my generation that a degree is the finish line of learning. But, it isn’t until we arrive at that finish line, expecting that all of the hard work is behind us, that we realise what we thought would be a small step into the working world is in fact a giant leap on a long and winding path that is our career.
Posted on 07 November 2014 in Blog
You may ask, why these companies are offering such out-there employee packages? When I first heard about the range of benefits Silicon Valley companies were offering I thought of it as a competition to add the most extreme perk and wondered what they were trying to achieve.