April 1st is the key date over the next three years for increases to the minimum wage.
What is the Living Wage rate, what does it mean to employers, employees and PN Personnel?
With only weeks away until Christmas and the end of the year, our pnpersonnel Client Manager Matt Smout reflects on 2018. He shares his feedback from our local businesses and provides insights on employment opportunities and challenges heading into 2019.
As a business, you have a team around you engaged to provide the goods or services to your market. At times you might have a gap in your business and need the services of a contractor to fill that need.
How should you present yourself to a potential new employer?
You want to make the best first impression possible when you are going for a job interview, which includes dressing the part – how do you know what to wear so you are presenting yourself in the best possible way?
Interviews: ask the right questions
The interview is a critical stage of the recruitment process. This is your chance as an Employer to meet with your prospective candidates to discuss the job vacancy in more detail. It is the chance to determine not only their skills and abilities in relation to the vacancy but their personal attributes and values relevant to working within your organisation.
Today we take a look at some of the most suitable questions to ask in an interview to determine a candidates’ suitability for your role.
It can be uncomfortable approaching your employer to ask for a raise, but if you remember these key points, it should make the process a lot easier.
Discussing a salary increase can be daunting, but if you approach the situation in the right way, presenting yourself in the best possible way with reasons as to why you should be considered for an increase, it will make the conversation a lot less awkward.
With hundreds of jobs listed, what areas are screaming out for staff and what others are inundated? We take a look at current vacancies and sector trends.
For some of us, business will close over the Christmas break, allowing time to spend with family and friends. But do you really take the time to switch off? We share our top tips to enjoy the festive season.
The Manawatu Gorge replacement route, the Regional Freight Ring Road, KiwiRail relocation and development at Ohakea and MidCentral are just a couple of the substantial projects planned for the region until 2030. There has never been a better time to consider a move to the Manawatu, or even consider a career change to take advantage of these opportunities.
Highlighting yourself, your skills and talents can be hard, after all, most of us Kiwis are quite humble about our abilities. When going for a job, you need to be able to promote your strengths, in written form as part of your personal summary in your CV.
Working as an Independent Contractor means you are self-employed with the flexibility to choose WHAT work you do, WHEN you do it and HOW you do it. The downside to contracting is securing a continual flow of work, and this is an area where pnpersonnel can assist.
Congratulations, you have made it to the interview stage. This is your chance to shine in front of a potential employer. How do you best present yourself? PN Personnel’s Recruitment Specialist can help you with this and assist in preparing you for an interview, so you walk in confident and prepared.
Temporary workers are an essential part of many businesses. They can provide additional support, expertise and talent to an organisation's existing permanent team and add value to achieving organisational objectives.
We at Palmerston North Personnel support employment and our local economy by attracting and engaging potential temporaries or contractors who all possess a specific skill, quality or attribute that can potentially add value to our local business community.
FIND OUT WHY COMMUNICATION IS THE FOUNDATION BLOCK FOR EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
Did you know the term “performance review” was first coined by a clinical psychologist called Aubrey Daniels in the 1970s? Whilst this traditional form of measurement and feedback is still around, most businesses have transitioned to a more modern approach to performance reviews based on open communication and dialogue between a manager and employee.