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A good handshake

A good handshake

Google “a good handshake” and the first website that pops up is “the art of manliness”.  I disagree, it’s not just men that should have a good handshake.  In business men and women equally should have a firm and solid handshake.

The Living Wage

The new Living Wage rate came into effect 1 September 2019.

The Living Wage

We value the Living Wage rate here at PN Personnel and have been working with our clients to enable all our temporary staff to be employed at or above the equivalent of the Living Wage hourly rate of $21.15.

 

Top 5 reasons job seekers are attracted to your business.

Top 5 reasons job seekers are attracted to your business.

As the newest Recruitment Specialist in the PN Personnel team, my first few weeks have involved a lot of learning and training. I have met with a wide range of candidates, and whilst these job seekers have vast differences in age, gender, industry background and skill set, some common factors consistently emerge with regards to why a company appeals to them.

Why are applicants attracted to your business? Whilst the job position itself is the catalyst, there are many more reasons candidates consider in their job search including the following...

Matt's Q3 Market Update

From the latest regional activity to upcoming opportunities, our Client Manager Matt shares his thoughts on the 3rd quarter of the year. Watch his video to learn more. 

Should you include your photo in your CV? I have the answer.

Should you include your photo in your CV? I have the answer.

I went along to an evening hosted by the Network of Skilled Migrants Manawatu to provide advice and tips on writing a CV. I was asked if you should include your photo in your CV, which sparked a bit of discussion amongst ourselves.

This question recently arose in the office, and from this PN Personnel team poll, the response was unanimous. A resounding NO!

Why you need to be a strategic recruiter

Why you need to be a strategic recruiter

Senior managers often delegate recruitment to less senior staff when they need a job recruited. These staff are given the job requirements, the expected outcome and taught the process to follow.

This Regimental Recruitment system may secure you a new employee, but does it allow for you to attract and recruit the best person for your business?

Technology assists but will never replace a robust recruitment strategy

Technology assists but will never replace a robust recruitment strategy

Technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, but it will never replace the value in real connections, conversations and relationships. For recruitment it is our relationships, built and developed on understanding and trust, which are key to recruitment success. 

These relationships start with our Clients and their businesses, and our understanding of their organisational goals and needs.  From our discussions and visits with our Clients, we fully understand their recruitment need, whether it be for a permanent employee in their team or temporary staff cover.

How to create a professional CV

Updating or creating your CV? We spoke to CV expert Jo Hazlitt from CV Edge to understand the elements you need to include in your professional CV.

How to create a professional CV

It’s easy to let your CV become outdated, or you may not even have one. Jo creates professional CV’s for everyone from school leavers, to those returning to work and CEO’s across a wide range of industries.

Her advice is one CV doesn’t fit all jobs; you need to tailor your CV specific to each job application.

“New Zealanders don’t know how to promote themselves, they are quite humble. My job is to promote their personality, experience and qualifications for the job they are targeting.”

Jo recommends the length of your CV should be 2 pages, “keep it short and to the point” and to use bullet points for clarity.

How to plan a fabulous work party

Last year's Christmas party

We love a good party at PN Personnel, at work we are focused, busy and committed to delivering successful recruitment strategies for our clients and job seekers. When we do get together away from the office, we enjoy celebrating our successes as a team and having fun.

The best parties are planned and have some structure. If you are planning your work function for your team, here are some things to consider for a successful party.

Love your work – the benefits of temping

“If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life,” Marc Anthony

Love your work – the benefits of temping

The workplace is an ever-changing space, the traditional 9 – 5 Monday to Friday work-day has been replaced with more flexible working environments. New technologies make it easier for us to work remotely, but also harder to switch off from work.

People want choice, for their work and for their lifestyle. Temporary work is becoming more than a stop-gap between permanent roles and a fast income. More and more people prefer and consciously choose to work on temporary work assignments or fixed term contracts because of the many benefits it provides.

PN Personnel – we’re the right recruitment agency for you!

PN Personnel – we’re the right recruitment agency for you!

We’re the biggest and best agency in the Manawatu! Yes, it’s a bold statement, but we are proud of what we achieve and the positive impact we can have for our Clients and job seekers.

Job seeking is challenging and it’s hard to know where to start – look no further than PN Personnel, we’re here to help.

Be Employment Search Ready

It's time to find your first job or your next job...what now?

Be Employment Search Ready

As Recruitment Specialists we often get approached by individuals who want a new role or their first role, but aren't quite familiar with how to get themselves ready.

Here are some simple steps to get you started.

These are simple, easy, and are often not done by all job seekers. 

Be a positive co-worker...

Be a positive co-worker...

It’s often the case that you spend more time with your co-workers than your family. The way you interact with your co-workers and approach your work contributes to the overall work environment. If you are motivated and positive, you are more likely to also be successful in your work and business.

There are some simple ways in which you can be a productive, amiable and liked co-worker.

How many of these can you tick off your list?

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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