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What's in a photo?

on Wednesday, 31 July 2013. Posted in News for Employees, Recruitment News

In an online world do photos really matter?

What's in a photo?

We are in an increasingly online world for networking, business and family.

There are nuances that need to considered to be an ethical and professional "online citizen" - I mean we have all heard of "email etiquette" where if someone sends you an email, it is generally accepted that you'd reply in 24 hours or you may be considered as rude.

Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing

on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Our News, News for Employees

Do's and Don't of Interviewing - by Susan Morem

DO: Your homework: Gather as much information as you can about the industry, the company, and its competition. The more you know going into the interview the easier it will be to carry on a conversation and ask intelligent questions.

Yummy Mummy's, Chocolate Cake and why we live in Manawatu

on Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

I have been out and about today meeting the good folks at Infracon

Yummy Mummy's, Chocolate Cake and why we live in Manawatu

We shared a good humoured morning tea over a cup of coffee with the team and a chocolate cake. Once the coffee jar was taken out of the fridge!  :-)

There is nothing more pleasing than seeing a number of great people who have been placed in roles with employers like Infracon, hearing about them pulling together as a team and driving positive change.

Employment figures are out but are they telling the right story?

on Wednesday, 31 July 2013. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

I received the latest Monthly Economic update via email from Peter Crawford.

Employment figures are out but are they telling the right story?

If you don't already know Peter Crawford, he is the Economic Policy Advisor at the Palmerston North City Council.

Peter does a fantastic job of collating and reporting on the key economic indicators in the region and making them available to the business community.
The data below is small extract from the information Peter reports on.

Sir Edmund Hillary

on Thursday, 06 June 2013. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Ross Clennet wrote an article Lessons in Accomplishment -we think its worth sharing

Sir Edmund Hillary

Ross edited and updated version of an article that originally appeared in InSight Issue #15 on 17 January 2008

Recently we observed the 60th anniversary of the first successful climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. On 29 May 1953, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of the highest mountain in the world, after a dozen-plus previous failed attempts since the first assault on Everest's summit occurred in 1922.

There are some poignant lessons in this achievement, and Ross says it well...click to read more

Describe your ideal work environment

on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Our News, News for Employees

Describe your ideal work environment - by John Putzier

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment
By John Putzier

Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win question?

 

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