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What Impact has the Election and Change of Government had on Hiring Intentions?

Last year's election brought about a change of government, and a change of approach from businesses along with it. OCG Wellington General Manager, Shane Mackay, assesses the reaction from both the public and private sectors in regards to hiring, here.

Dream of Gamification

Psychometric assessments are a key way for employers to find out more information about the people they’re looking to hire, but what used to be a long, multiple-choice test, has now transformed thanks to technology. OCG’s resident Organisational Psychologist, Amanda Hamilton, weighs in.

Recoding the Game: Women in Game Development

Most people think the world of video games is very much “by boys, for boys.” However, recent statistics show that is no longer the case. OCG’s Ana Dragulescu takes a look at the women leading the Game Development sector into a more diverse and inclusive future.

Practical Tips for Effectively Implementing Wellness Initiatives – Featuring Four Key Employers

In out latest whitepaper, 'What is Workplace Wellbeing? The New Zealand Perspective', we took a look at how wellbeing initiatives are being implemented across New Zealand workplaces. As part of our research, we spoke to representatives from a number of prominent organisations, all of whom are at different stages of their wellness journey. Read their insights here.

Why Reflection is Key to a Successful Career Move

It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about making changes, and this can often include a desire to look for a new role. If a new job is on your wish list for 2018 then before doing anything, ask yourself: have you REALLY thought it through? OCG’s Julie Cressey shows the value of self-reflection when planning that all important career move.

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Only 4 weeks till the end of 2017!
If you need a contractor to support your team over the lead up to Christmas, or a permanent employee to start before February 2018, now's the time to start looking!

How to Avoid the Professional Pigeonhole in Sales and Marketing

It’s so important to always be thinking about your career journey, and the earlier you start thinking about it the better. But, how do you ensure you don’t pigeonhole yourself professionally? OCG Consultant, Natalie Kennerley shares her thoughts on this important topic. If you’re a few years into your career and wondering what move should you make next, read on.

The Importance of Workplace Wellbeing

With workplace wellbeing becoming an increasingly hot topic in recent years, we partnered with the Resilience Institute to look into the state of workplace wellbeing in New Zealand. The result is our latest whitepaper: ‘What is Workplace Wellbeing? The New Zealand Perspective’. OCG Group General Manager, Greg McAllister, shares some of our key findings here.

Suffering from a Talent Shortage? Create Your Own Talent

The current perception of a talent shortage has employers searching high and low for skilled, capable, and experienced professionals.
But in doing so, are they overlooking untapped capability in potential employees? OCG's resident Organisational Psychologist, Amanda Hamilton, explores.

Don’t Dismiss the Ageing Workforce

Despite their unique skillset and breadth of experience, when it comes to securing new roles, older employees are struggling to get hired, particularly for higher level roles. OCG Senior Consultant, Lucinda Barton, discusses the challenges faced by older candidates and the reasons why hiring from these generations can be advantageous to your business.

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