June 2022

Manufacturing’s Industry Transformation Plan enters consultation phase

The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) launched in early June 2022 is currently working its way around the country for consultation on what the future looks like for this critical sector of the New Zealand economy. There is a misperception that manufacturing is a possible “sunset industry”, but that view overlooks just how technologically …

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The 6 key steps to recruitment and retention in the Hybrid working era

It is essential that employers recognise we are in the era of Hybrid working, and that you can use this to retain valuable staff and recruit talented new employees. The businesses that plan and implement hybrid working will effectively make significant productivity gains. Those that don’t will find it harder to recruit and retain staff …

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Who do you report to?

I have come to believe that this question has been given too much relevance and aligns with other words and concepts (like ‘he works for me’) signs of old and unenlightened command and thinking. Answering the question only suggests something about pecking order, and in most instances, this should be irrelevant to the outside world. …

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