The increase in technology, increase in time spent commuting to work and the demands on our busy lives have meant the ability for an employer to offer a flexible working environment has become an attractive sell-point when recruiting and advertising a vacant position.
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.
Collaboration was the main point of the regional economic update, hosted by the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce last night at Manfeild Park.
The way you say no to a job applicant can impact on your business brand and reputation. Taking a few extra moments to provide a considered and where possible, personalised rejection to a job applicant can make a huge difference in the way they view your business.
We all strive to be effective in the workplace. As this Forbes article highlights, it is easy to have some bad habits that can affect your personal credibility at work. Are you guilty of any of these?
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!
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.
The Horses Helping Humans programme was founded in Australia in 2006. It combines personality profiling, body language analysis and horsemanship into a results driven communication workshop for personal development and corporate team building.
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.
An interview is about verbal communication, however it’s what you don’t say which can leave a lasting impression with a potential Employer.
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.
As recruiters, we ask a LOT of questions. It’s what we do and what we are good at. It is a skill to know the right questions to ask to be able to learn as much as you can from the person you are interviewing.
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.
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:
A number of changes will come into effect from the 1st April next week. Find out what these are and how they may impact your business.