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2020

02

NOV

2020

We are celebrating 10 years: 2010-2020

Convergence Partners

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Convergence Partners - and wow, what a journey!

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13

OCT

2020

ONLINE EVENT: Thinkers+Shakers Speaker Series - Diversity & Inclusion with Jane Ayaduray

Convergence Partners

9:30am - 10:15am NZT Wednesday 4th November 2020:

We would love you to join this fascinating online conversation with Jane Ayaduray, one of the world’s most influential and innovative diversity trailblazers, as she shares valuable insights based on real world experience of designing and implementing D&I programmes for global multinationals across several continents. You'll take away a range of ideas and specific examples of powerful initiatives, challenges overcome, and lessons learned.

This event will be invaluable for HR leaders, company executives, founders and everyone interested in ways to increase diversity, inclusion and equality...

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21

SEP

2020

Considering a lateral move as a Partner?

Mark Simpson

So how do you know if you should consider a lateral Partner move? Our legal recruitment expert, Mark Simpson, offers important points and excellent advice to consider before you leap, and guidance on how to navigate these often delicate and complex career moves...

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16

SEP

2020

Understanding organizational barriers to a more inclusive workplace

Via McKinsey & Company

Social injustice and unrest have thrust a new spotlight onto workplace diversity and inclusion. Changes need to happen. But how can we ensure the emphasis on inclusive workplaces is a cultural shift and not just a temporary solution? This McKinsey & Company article emphasises the importance of being inclusive, not just in recruitment practices but in overarching corporate strategies...

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10

SEP

2020

September 10 - Today is R U OK? Day

Via R U OK

Today is R U OK? Day - an Australian initiative gaining global recognition. As we continue to navigate the impacts and challenges of 2020, today is a welcome reminder to encourage teams, co-workers, friends and family to check in and ask "Are You OK?" A simple conversation could be life changing...

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31

AUG

2020

How to reimagine the second half of your career

Via Harvard Business Review

An insightful Harvard Business Review article that gives some interesting and very useful ideas to keep in mind for those thinking about the second half of their career...

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12

AUG

2020

COVID-19 Update

Convergence Partners

Here at Convergence Partners Ltd it's still business as usual. Whilst our physical offices are closed for the rest of this week effective immediately, we remain available to support you and your business...

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20

JUL

2020

5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is the Future of Work

Via Entrepreneur

With the world of work now becoming more virtual, diverse and dispersed, Emotional Intelligence and its impact on how we work will be significant moving forward...

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16

JUL

2020

Time for New Zealand's Privacy Act to change

Via PrivacyNZ

If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, here's a short video outlining the upcoming changes to the Privacy Act which comes into force in December. Now's a good time to check you're doing the right things with your people's data...

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23

JUN

2020

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Via Harvard Business Review

Has there ever been a more important time for leaders everywhere to listen?

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19

JUN

2020

How to Find a (Great) Job During a Downturn

Via Harvard Business Review

A recommended read for anyone currently looking for a job - by approaching your job search in a disciplined way, you can increase your chances of success in these challenging times...

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11

JUN

2020

Convergence Partners' Specialist FMCG Recruitment Team

Convergence Partners

Convergence Partners is a long-standing recruitment specialist in the FMCG industry, holding enduring client partnerships with many iconic FMCG brands and organisations...

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10

JUN

2020

Recruiting during Covid-19

Lara Devereux

For most of us recruiters, we don’t do this job to put bums on seats. If you are going to last the distance in recruitment, your heart must be truly in it; and as Lara Devereux explains, in unprecedented times like this, the heart comes to the fore...

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08

JUN

2020

ZERO active cases in NZ

Convergence Partners

A significant milestone today and a huge achievement - well done our team of 5 million!

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26

MAY

2020

This Is What The Future Of Work Looks Like

Jacob Morgon

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed every aspect of business. Futurist and leadership authority, Jacob Morgan, puts the spotlight on some of the major changes we are seeing and will continue to experience over the coming months and years - rethinking technologies we use to work, how we design workspaces, where employees work, how we lead, and even what “work” means in general...

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18

MAY

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 6: Gratitude

Via Capability Group

Here is the final episode of The Lockdown Field Guide Series - "Gratitude". If gratitude hasn’t been on your radar for the past few weeks, you are are not alone. Finding ways to express your gratitude, nevertheless, might be the best way to have a positive impact on our mental and physical health right now...

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12

MAY

2020

Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent

Via Harvard Business Review

An interesting article from HBR examining why right now might be the best time for companies to hire. It highlights talent capture techniques leveraged over the years by leading firms and gives food for thought on what the future of the job market could be like for organisations and employees...

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08

MAY

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 5: Resilient Thinking

Via Capability Group

Resilience matters now more than ever. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, with many people experiencing anxiety, negative thoughts, loneliness and hardships. Regardless of your baseline level of resilience, you can boost it to become more resistant to setbacks. Episode 5 of the animated Lockdown Field Guide series - "Resilient Thinking" - shares small ways to build resilience in the face of this crisis...

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07

MAY

2020

Virtual Onboarding in a New World of Work

Convergence Partners

As more businesses look to new and different ways of working, and embrace remote and distributed workers, we are seeing the challenges they are facing to transform important in-person realities to creative digital experiences...

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06

MAY

2020

Coronavirus: Sealord staff and their back-to-work solutions

Via Stuff

As we move down the Alert levels, more businesses are having to find new ways of operating. One of our client's, Doug Paulin and his Sealord team, are tackling this with some great back-to-work initiatives and solutions...

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01

MAY

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 4: Compassion

Via Capability Group

With the move into Alert Level 3 earlier this week, there has no doubt been many people facing a wave of change and uncertainty once again. This may drive us to check in with others to see how they feel about this change. Showing compassion to others makes us feel good, and yet we don't often show it to ourselves. Episode 4 of the Lockdown Field Guide series - "Compassion" - asks you to think about how you can show yourself the same level of compassion that many of us readily offer to others...

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30

APR

2020

Reshaping and Empowering the Procurement Role

Via Raconteur

Procurement has always been at the heart of operations, managing complex supplier relationships and driving efficiencies. Now more than ever, the role of the procurement function is central to survival in the COVID19 crisis and maintaining business momentum...

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28

APR

2020

Working From Home - Tip #4

Convergence Partners

Your own learning and development doesn’t need to take a pause...

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23

APR

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 3: Connect

Via Capability Group

Here is episode 3 of The Lockdown Field Guide series - "Connect" - a great reminder to ensure you remain connected to your family, friends and teams, to check in with others, embrace new technologies and have fun...

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21

APR

2020

Working From Home - Tip #3

Convergence Partners

Try the Pomodoro technique to help you focus...

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16

APR

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 2: Breathe

Via Capability Group

Here is another great animation from the The Lockdown Field Guide series, offering weekly tips and practical strategies to maintain effectiveness and calm through Lockdown. This episode is called "Breathe" and is a timely reminder to practice relaxed breathing to help counter the stress response this uncertainty can cause...

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15

APR

2020

Professional Outplacement & Career Transition Services

Convergence Partners

We understand the ongoing strain being placed on organisations and talent, and are here to support you in supporting your people...

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14

APR

2020

Working From Home - Tip #2

Convergence Partners

Seek out social interaction to stay happy, healthy, productive and sane...

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06

APR

2020

The Lockdown Field Guide - Episode 1: Circle of Influence

Via Capability Group

Our friends at Added Insight have shared with us a newly created animation series called The Lockdown Field Guide - weekly bite-sized bits of practical information to support you while you adapt and roll with whatever is thrown your way during this lockdown period. Enjoy Episode 1: "Circle of Influence"...

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03

APR

2020

What the $12.1b COVID-19 support package means for your business

Via SEEK

COVID-19 NZ Business Continuity Package - here is a good summary of the key points your business needs to be aware of...

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03

APR

2020

Working From Home - Tip #1

Convergence Partners

Structure your day the same way you would in the office, and stick to it...

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25

MAR

2020

Here at Convergence Partners it's still #BAU

Convergence Partners

Whilst our physical offices are closed, we remain available to support you and your business however we can...

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18

MAR

2020

COVID-19 Response: Virtual or phone interviews only

Convergence Partners

Convergence Partners will be conducting all our candidate interviews virtually or via the phone...

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16

MAR

2020

Another terrific week with our group of students from Kelston Girls' College...

Convergence Partners

We coached our group of students from Kelston Girls' College through real life one-on-one mock interview scenarios, focusing on first impressions and talking through the reasons why they're the best candidate for the job...

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26

FEB

2020

Week two of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Career Navigator programme was a great success...

Convergence Partners

We created an interactive and fun session for students from Kelston Girls' College, coaching them through mini interview situations which focused on the importance of first impressions - body language, gestures used, eye contact and various other soft skills...

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20

FEB

2020

Convergence Partners are delighted to be partnering again this year with The Graeme Dingle Foundation

Convergence Partners

We are once again part of their fantastic programme, Career Navigator (Kaiwhakatere mahi) which helps by assisting young Kiwi people with valuable information, options and guidance around work and life choices. Our goal is to help students gain skills and confidence in their ability to make suitable career and subject choices...

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17

FEB

2020

Work in the 2020s: 5 essential skills to succeed

Via Financial Times

Global connectivity, intelligent machines and new media are reshaping how we think about work and what constitutes work. What skills and mindsets will matter most for work in the future? How can you future proof yourself? Here is an interesting assessment...

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05

FEB

2020

One Answer to the Longevity Challenge: Make Flexible Working Smarter

Via Mercer

In a relatively short space of time, flexible working has gone from being rare employee perk to a default policy in multiple companies. This represents a huge shift in the employee-employer relationship and a change to the way a company thinks and works. Here are five considerations if your company is thinking about creating a policy for flexible working...

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28

JAN

2020

The little things that make employees feel appreciated

Via Harvard Business Review

When it comes to our professional and personal happiness, there are simple, universal elements that hold true - one of which is the fundamental need to feel appreciated and valued. Here are some simple and effective techniques on how to show your employees appreciation, and why it's important that you do...

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