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Health & Safety assistance for your business

Health & Safety assistance for your business

Health & Safety is an essential part of all business strategies, but for smaller – medium businesses the implementation of policies and procedures are often the responsibility of the business owner, who can lack the time to prioritise this and expertise to implement effective protocols.

If this sounds familiar to you in your business, read on!

How to be memorable for a positive lasting impression

How to be memorable for a positive lasting impression

In the Manawatu, business networks and connections are strong.  If you are job seeking, being memorable will open doors for you.  Word of mouth is a powerful tool in your job search.

Reflecting on the many job seekers I have spoken to over the years, seven specific attributes stand out as memorable to me. These attributes may not secure you the first job you apply for, but it will set you up as a highly desirable candidate. 

Job Seekers: Stand out in your interview

Job Seekers: Stand out in your interview

Recently I worked with two job seekers for a position.  I briefed each of them on the history of the company they had applied to and suggested they conduct their own research prior to their interview.

One did, one didn’t.  Can you guess which one was offered the job?

Your response to these two questions can set you apart from the rest…

Recognise and avoid burnout

Recognise and avoid burnout

 2020 is a tough year and it’s completely reasonable to feel or have felt stressed at some point. In challenging times, it can be easy to overlook your mental health and well-being. When stresses become too much, it can lead to burnout.

Be a STAR at your next interview

Be a STAR at your next interview

In an interview you are faced with a wide range of questions, all structured to generate different responses.  Most questions will be open-ended – requiring more detail than a simple yes or no.

Competency based questions are designed so the interviewer can better understand your approach to a task, how you react, and act in certain work situations, as well as what learnings you have taken from your past experiences.

The STAR approach is a way to answer such questions. STAR stands for:

Situation – describe the setting for the interviewer.

Task – explain what you had to do, your roles and responsibilities in the situation.

Action – what did you do to address the situation?

Result – what was the outcome and what did you learn?

Questions you need to ask in your next job interview

Questions you need to ask in your next job interview

An interview is a two-way street, for the employer to assess your suitability for the role and vice versa.  Whilst most of the questions are targeted at the interviewee, the employer often (and should) give the opportunity to be asked a question or two.

Phrasing your questions correctly does require a little preparation but having a couple ready is much easier than trying to come up with something on the spot. 

Write your cover letter so it stands out from the rest!

Write your cover letter so it stands out from the rest!

It’s common to spend a lot of time perfecting your CV, but your cover letter can easily be overlooked.  If you currently use a standard template for every role, today is the day to stop!

As recruiters, myself and the PN Personnel team read a lot of cover letters. If you are serious about the vacancy you are applying for, you need to spend the time to tailor your cover letter.

Why we all need to PAUSE

Why we all need to PAUSE

We can all benefit from mindfulness. The opportunity to clear away the “noise” in our head and approach life with a calm and focused perspective.  To acknowledge and manage your emotions and be present in the moment.

As the festive season is upon us, take a mindful approach to appreciate the celebrations and the people surrounding you, to manage your tasks more effectively.

It all starts by taking a PAUSE.

Building a resilient and successful Manawatu business

Building a resilient and successful Manawatu business

PN Personnel Managing Director Claire Hewson believes your ability to effectively respond and adapt to an ever-changing business environment is integral to building a resilient business.

“The best piece of business advice I have is surround yourself with people who have strengths in the areas of your weaknesses.”

Find out - is your boss the best?

Find out - is your boss the best?

As an employee you want to feel valued, appreciated and trusted in your job, you want the tools to be able to do your work and the opportunities to reach your career potential.  In supporting you to be your best, your boss is likely to be exceptional themselves in the following areas…

Recruitment check sheet for employers

Recruitment check sheet for employers

As recruiters we have been trained and have many years of experience in the hiring process.

When discussing our process with an employer we explain all the steps required for a successful recruitment and why they are important in attracting, assessing and qualifying the right person.

To assist you in your next recruitment, make sure you take these steps! 

CONTACT US

(06) 356 6091 Fax: (06) 356 6071

recruitment@pnpersonnel.co.nz
53 Princess Street, Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440

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