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The Future of Christchurch’s Business Analysts

The Future of Christchurch’s Business Analysts

Paul O'Donovan | 20 March 2017

What does the future hold for Christchurch’s Business Analysts? OCG’s Technology Recruitment Manager, Paul
O’Donovan, shares his insight into the changing role of a BA and what professionals need to do to stay relevant.

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Making the Crucial Connection – the Key to Presentation Success

Making the Crucial Connection – the Key to Presentation Success

OCG Consulting | 16 February 2017

If you need to sell your skills to an employer or present your employment solutions to a client, being able to connect with your audience effectively and build rapport is crucial to your success. Here are our top 3 communication tips.

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Why 2017 is the Perfect Time to Make the Leap into Contracting and Freelancing

Why 2017 is the Perfect Time to Make the Leap into Contracting and Freelancing

Anita Stefan | 13 January 2017

As the saying goes, a new year presents new opportunities. With new technologies creating new possibilities in how we approach the workplace, there's real potential for contract or freelance talent to make an impact in 2017.

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3 Things Job Seekers Should Look for in Their Next Job

3 Things Job Seekers Should Look for in Their Next Job

Georgina Glover | 03 August 2016

With the next step of their career within sight, many focus on finding a salary increase above all else. However, money shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind during your job search. OCG Consultant Georgina Glover highlights why.

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The Changing Landscape of the Recruitment Sector

The Changing Landscape of the Recruitment Sector

Greg McAllister | 16 February 2016

As a former GM of HR at one of New Zealand’s biggest banks, and now currently the GM for one of the country’s largest recruiters, I’ve been on both sides of the fence as both in-house and agency recruitment teams have adapted to market changes.

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Time is Running Out: Dealing with the Skills Surplus Left by the Canterbury Earthquake

Time is Running Out: Dealing with the Skills Surplus Left by the Canterbury Earthquake

Tracey Church | 09 February 2016

The 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes created a huge, yet obviously temporary demand for Claims Officers, Loss Assessors, Loss Adjusters, and various other roles within the sector. Many of the candidates needed to meet this demand had to be sourced from other industries such as accounting or construction, with firms hoping that their transferable knowledge and skills were transferable enough. This created a situation where many of the people hired to manage this tragic crisis had very little, if any, experience in the insurance industry, and yet were getting paid 30% to 50% more than what they would have been had there been no earthquake to contend with. To compound issues, a large percentage of these hires were on fixed term contracts.

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How Agile are you really?

How Agile are you really?

Clare O'Sullivan | 09 December 2015

Agile isn’t a new concept. In fact, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, it emerged as a methodology in 2001, making it nearly 15 years old. However, something that is relatively new is the high volume of candidates that are now actively seeking out Agile employers over those that aren’t.

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Is Black the new Green and Gold?

Is Black the new Green and Gold?

Mark Charles | 02 December 2015

New Zealand has broken its own net migration record four months in a row. In October we saw 6,200 migrants coming into the country. That extra 200 is very significant, as it represents last month’s net gain in migrants from Australia. This has resulted in the first annual net gain of Australian migrants coming to New Zealand in 20 years. To put this in perspective, just three years ago, this number was a 40,000 net loss.

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

OCG Consulting | 19 November 2015

OCG rolls out the welcome mat for Kiwis coming home after their OE

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Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

OCG Consulting | 12 November 2015

OCG Consulting helps you prepare for the festive season.

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