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2016

13

DEC

2016

Survey shows more work needed to support women's careers

Convergence Partners

In conjunction with Massey University, our recent national survey of NZ women’s career aspirations and experiences has revealed that many women feel they are lagging behind in terms of career growth - here are the key findings:

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22

NOV

2016

Warehousing management - the Cinderella of management training

Bobbi Ryan

Warehouse management is rewarding in many ways with excellent opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership skills. Employers have to start thinking differently about the function, and graduates need to see that it can be an attractive option...

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31

OCT

2016

Survey Invitation - Women's Career Aspirations and Realities Survey

Convergence Partners

In conjunction with Massey University, we invite women from all walks of life to participate in the following "Women's Career Realities and Aspirations Survey"...

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25

OCT

2016

A Manager's Guide to Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

Dave Rees

We’re all familiar with the notion of a workplace “culture” - often defined as “the way we do things around here” and based on the institutional values and behaviours present. But our definition of culture in the workplace must now be broadened to encompass the aspects that arise from the ethnicities and nationalities of the people present...

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13

OCT

2016

Candor, Criticism, Teamwork... and designating a Jedi Master!

Via Harvard Business Review

Some experts suggest that forthrightness within a company should not only be encouraged, but required. Yet getting employees to buy in and trust a systematic shift toward candor can be difficult. This article offers 3 techniques to help colleagues at all levels work more effectively and directly...

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13

SEP

2016

Why leadership training fails - and what to do about it

Via Harvard Business Review

For years, companies have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of employees and on nurturing new leaders. However research shows that the ROI is failing to deliver expected returns. Why?

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23

AUG

2016

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

Via McKinsey Quarterly

It has been a busy couple of months for performance management in the media and blogging world - but this particular article from McKinsey offers an interesting perspective, arguing that companies should change the way they make rewards decisions and disconnecting pay from performance...

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11

AUG

2016

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

Via McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey demonstrates the unique insights HR analytics can offer, pointing out that there are things that HR may be getting wrong right now, like recruitment and attrition...

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09

AUG

2016

Resilience is about more than bouncing back

Via Ilana Nathan

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. To cope with today’s on-the-job stressors, why not incorporate the equivalent of ‘mini holidays’ into your daily or weekly routine?

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22

JUL

2016

Challenges and opportunities of NZ's ageing workforce

Via Commission for Financial Capability

What does the looming demographic change mean for workers and businesses? The implications of NZ's ageing workforce are now beginning to hit home. Here is a recap of the key themes and insights from a recent forum discussing the issues surrounding older people in our workforce...

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21

JUL

2016

A Flex Life - “insider” perspectives on flexible working

Via Savvy Network

One of the keys to ensuring diversity in the workforce is to allow for flexible working. Meet a key member of our Convergence Partners team who has been working flexibly for 4 years and was recently profiled by the Savvy Network...

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12

JUL

2016

NZ could become a regional talent hub

Via Mercer NZ

While Auckland and Wellington have experienced a drop in the living-cost rating according Mercer's recent annual Cost of Living Survey, it has meant that NZ has become more attractive for global talent - find out why...

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24

JUN

2016

Personality focus boosts staff retention

Dave Rees

Employee engagement is paramount for retaining and attracting today's top talent. One such company that is investing substantially in their human capital is Fisher & Paykel Finance - discover how their recruitment and HR strategies are integral to fostering engagement and commitment in their workforce...

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15

JUN

2016

FMCG businesses will have to think outside the box!

Lara Devereux

With structural challenges causing the candidate pool to dwindle, Lara Devereux explains New Zealand FMCG businesses need to get creative...

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30

MAY

2016

We are pleased to introduce a new Partner to our team: Alexander Hyndman

Convergence Partners

Alexander brings over 10 years recruitment experience spanning Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Investment Research & Management, Corporate Development, Performance & Planning, Strategy, Relationship Banking & Product and People & Capability...

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05

MAY

2016

Kiwi women missing in manufacturing

Bobbi Ryan

Women are an untapped source of talent for manufacturing, but they need to be attracted to the industry...

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19

APR

2016

Introducing Interim Talent

Convergence Partners

We are pleased to introduce a new identity for our executive contracting service, Interim Talent. While it's a new look, it's the same powerful formula - Interim Talent is a trading name only and will operate as a division of Convergence Partners:

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14

APR

2016

How Gen Z focused is your organisation?

Via Switch & Shift

Ready or not, here come Generation Z and Millennials into the workforce, and they have different expectations and drivers than the generations before them. So why focus on a group that is for the most part still in high school?

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24

MAR

2016

Employment trends to watch in 2016

Dave Rees

We weigh in and share our thoughts on several key job market and recruitment trends to watch this year...

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04

MAR

2016

Managing talent in a digital age

Via McKinsey Quarterly

A new wave of digital tools can help companies to focus not only on hiring but also on managing, retaining, and developing employees...

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23

FEB

2016

The Future of Work - an analysis on the technological and sociological drivers of employment

Via World Economic Forum

The recently released WEF report on ‘The Future of Jobs’ validates the accelerating impact of technology on global employment trends and highlights serious concerns that job growth in certain industries is still very much outpaced by large scale declines in other industries...

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07

FEB

2016

Commercial property's boom-bust cycle catches up with lawyers

Mark Simpson

Law firms are struggling to keep up with the booming commercial property market, with signs of skill shortages emerging...

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14

JAN

2016

Talent drain needs creative solutions!

Lara Devereux

New Zealand FMCG businesses need to get creative to tackle structural challenges that are costing the sector talent...

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