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The X-factor - How soft skills can put you ahead of the pack

The X-factor - How soft skills can put you ahead of the pack

Makaela Smith | 15 February 2024

Mastering the Art of Career Advancement: Unveiling the Crucial Role of Soft Skills in Today's Competitive Job Market

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Working from home, an expectation or an earned right? Overcoming Company Hesitation

Working from home, an expectation or an earned right? Overcoming Company Hesitation

Makaela Smith | 12 September 2023

Should working from home be an earned benefit or an expectation? In the post-covid era, companies seem to be hesitant to offer working from home as a given - why should companies offer remote work? Not just because candidates are asking for it, but it can actually benefit their employer brand! We explore all the benefits in this blog.

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Our guidelines to create a safe, inclusive, and successful work-from-home policy

Our guidelines to create a safe, inclusive, and successful work-from-home policy

Makaela Smith | 12 September 2023

Creating a successful work-from-home (WFH) policy for employees requires careful planning and consideration of various factors. Here are some tips for businesses to help set up an effective WFH policy!

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Te Reo Māori: An Essential Skill for Marketing and Communications Professionals in New Zealand

Te Reo Māori: An Essential Skill for Marketing and Communications Professionals in New Zealand

Makaela Smith | 11 July 2023

In the dynamic landscape of marketing and communications, professionals in New Zealand are increasingly recognising the significance of embracing te reo Māori. Understanding te reo is becoming a crucial skill set, both verbal and written. Ready to learn why it's important and how to take the next step?

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We have a need… a need for SPEED! In the recruitment process.

We have a need… a need for SPEED! In the recruitment process.

Makaela Smith | 24 May 2023

We all know it's a tough candidate market with record numbers of jobs on Seek, top candidates looking to shoot for the moon in terms of salary and benefits, and the numbers of candidates moving overseas starting to rise again. As a result, speed is of the essence in the recruitment process. Here are our top tips for speeding up and improving the hiring process, for both employers and employees alike!

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What benefits matter to candidates in 2023?

What benefits matter to candidates in 2023?

Makaela Smith | 27 February 2023

In a job market where candidates are in the power seat, it’s important to know what matters to them most when they are looking for work. Knowing what candidates are looking for in a new opportunity helps hiring managers know what to highlight as part of their employer value proposition, what to talk to candidates about throughout the hiring process, and what to think about implementing or offering going forward to attract talent.

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Comparing job offers through multiple lenses

Comparing job offers through multiple lenses

Makaela Smith | 27 February 2023

With many markets still seeing an influx of job opportunities, great skilled candidates are continuously finding themselves in multi-offer situations. Comparing two different job offers can be an overwhelming task, and it’s important to look at both opportunities through multiple lenses. Think about not only being attracted to the salary or benefits, but also think long term about your overall career plan and how each role could help you reach your goals.

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Small ways to create a work environment that is LGBTQ+ inclusive

Small ways to create a work environment that is LGBTQ+ inclusive

Makaela Smith | 22 February 2023

Work and life barriers continue to break down as many people realise it’s important to be themselves in all environments. For some people in the LGBTQ+ community, and in many organisations, it can be tough to know how accepting and inclusive a professional workplace is.

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2023 employment trends to keep in mind

2023 employment trends to keep in mind

Makaela Smith | 25 January 2023

Employment is an incredibly fast-moving market at the moment, with the rise in AI, focus on productivity, shift to many businesses working fully remote, and workplace culture and engagement being prioritised. Here's some top trends to keep in mind going into the year ahead:

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OCG as part of RGF Staffing NZ have taken the Pride Pledge

OCG as part of RGF Staffing NZ have taken the Pride Pledge

Makaela Smith | 12 January 2023

We have taken the Pride Pledge with the goal of being and creating a more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment for our candidates, clients, and team!

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