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Move to Manawatu

Move to Manawatu has been launched by CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency) and shares stories from people, like myself, who have relocated to the region.

My family and I are featured in a new campaign promoting the lifestyle and career opportunities on offer in Palmerston North and Manawatu.

If you haven’t yet, read our story here, or watch Janelle’s interview on the AM show here.

Yes, you need to reference check.

Yes, you need to reference check.

You think you have the ideal applicant for your vacancy.  Whilst you might be itching to make a job offer, confirm your applicant and get back to business, reference checking should always be a key step in your recruitment process.

A good reference check will confirm and reconfirm whether your applicant CAN do the job and if they have the WILL/DRIVE to do the job.

PN Personnel close to Living Wage Goal

PN Personnel close to Living Wage Goal

Last year we discussed the Living Wage, what is was, and why we at PN Personnel feel it is important.   We shared our goal to employ 100% of our temporary staff at or above the Living Wage rate of $20.55 by the end of 2019, and we are extremely close to achieving this!

Why Jacinda Ardern is a good leader

Why Jacinda Ardern is a good leader

In the wake of a tragedy, the power of positivity, of togetherness and of love has shone through.  Powered by the Prime Minister of one small country, positive leadership has not only provided hope to our nation, but gathered momentum, support and respect from the world.

Keep your interview on track

Keep your interview on track

There are some people who are naturally talkative, when it comes to an interview situation this can be hard to manage, especially if their comments have veered away from the question you have asked. How do you stay on track?

As Recruitment Specialists we have come across this situation many times, especially as many people can incessantly chatter when they are nervous.

Here are our suggestions to keep your interviewee focused so you can find the information you need to know.

What are your salary expectations?

What are your salary expectations?

This can be a tricky question to answer. You don’t want to oversell or undersell yourself.

Salary is a critical discussion as part of the recruitment process. The easiest way to manage this is to work with your Recruitment Specialists at PN Personnel.  We can smooth and progress this discussion – by being the middle man between yourself and the employer.

Winter wellness - scents to improve your work and well-being

Winter wellness - scents to improve your work and well-being

A package arrived for me at PN Personnel the other day, containing a number of viles of essential oils.  Essential oils can provide benefits in health and overall wellness. As we head into winter, I have been using my oils to improve memory, concentration and general aches and pains which creep in over the winter months.

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine in which essential oils or scents are used to benefit psychological or physical well-being.  Aromatherapy has been proven to influence and harmonise parts of the brain connected to memory and emotion.

Whilst mainly directed for personal use, these scents can also assist wellness within the workplace.  Different scents can improve memory, alertness and productivity, they can dampen anxiety and help you fight fatigue.  As we head into winter, these oils can assist in overall wellness, fighting colds and mild aches and pains.

Small business recruitment tips

Small business recruitment tips

When you are a small business, the loss of an employee can have a huge impact to your business operation.  As the business owner you will have other priorities in your day, but as this Linkedin article suggests, to do it properly you need to set aside a bit of time to consider your recruitment needs, and devise a suitable strategy.

Changes to KiwiSaver

A couple of changes to KiwiSaver came into effect last week, with a couple more changes planned for the future. If you are an employer or an employee who is a KiwiSaver member learn more about these changes below:

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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