Monday, 19 June 2017
should you add your work colleagues on Facebook?
This is a tricky one. Of course, there are some colleagues you might consider to be more like real friends than work colleagues, but how do you distinguish whether or not you should be virtual “friends” on Facebook?
There are a few ...
Friday, 2 June 2017
work-life balance: achieving the ultimate work goal
In what feels like a sudden shift, the results are in and this year New Zealanders’ priorities are changing. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research revealed a drop in priority for job location, from 31% in 2016 to 26% in 2017, and ...
Monday, 29 May 2017
how to ask for a pay rise: the FAQs
If you were inspired by our article “how to negotiate salary”, why not keep up the momentum and brush up on your pay rise technique, with these pay rise FAQs to really find out if, how and when you should ask for a pay ...
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
7 tips for mature job seekers
Don’t be discouraged from changing careers or looking for a new job if you are over 45, or even over 65. It’s important to remember that there are a number of advantages you have over younger employees, and there are ways you can use ...
Monday, 22 May 2017
10 ways to get your next job
There can be a number of reasons why you didn’t get the job. It might even be that you ticked all of the boxes, but you just didn’t quite “fit” in with the team. It can sometimes be down to your experience level, you might ...
Thursday, 18 May 2017
how to negotiate salary
It can be a scary prospect to negotiate salary. Whether you have just been offered a new job and now it’s time to negotiate your salary, or (as in most cases) you have been in a job for a while now, and feel like you deserve a pay ...
Monday, 15 May 2017
the biggest career regrets of mid-career professionals
When you start to approach the middle of your career it’s often a time for reflection. And when it comes to this time of your career, most professionals will admit to a regret or two about decisions they made throughout their career so far, ...
Friday, 12 May 2017
3 bad habits that can ruin your career
You are basically a pretty good employee. You show up to work every day and work as hard as you can at the task in hand. In fact, you worked hard to get this job, but something isn’t quite right about you…
You might be a decent ...
Monday, 8 May 2017
how to manage holidays and work relationships
Taking holidays are a vital part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, but they can also seem like a stressful time. Work can build up just before and colleagues often find it difficult to manage without you.
But don’t let this ...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
10 tips to nail that promotion in 2017
Are ready for a promotion but aren’t quite sure how to achieve it? Stop thinking about it and start taking action. This year is your year - it’s time to make your career a priority and reach that promotion. To help you achieve that ...
Monday, 3 April 2017
so you want a new career, now what?
The process of taking a new direction in your career can be very exciting. Anticipating new responsibilities, renewed energy, and a fresh perspective can be thrilling, but figuring out what you want to do next can also be overwhelming. If you're at ...
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
how to be an exceptional team player
While your individual skills, technical talent and experience are all important, how can you make yourself invaluable in your (new) organization by being an exceptional team player?
If you can fit seamlessly into an existing team and work in ...
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
7 ways to stay motivated at work
Congratulations, you've got the job. Now, you need to prove yourself in the role, which means staying motivated and on-task.
Randstad’s 2016 Employer Branding Research found that New Zealanders are willing to work less and even earn less in ...
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
why happiness is good for your career
In a world where business is driven by competitive advantage, power and wealth, it is easy for happiness to take a back seat. But we know that the ultimate goal of happiness has the power to bring not just well-being, but also career ...
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Be the boss about boss conversations
When initiating a career conversation with your boss, ensure you're well prepared for the discussion.
Career discussions usually only arise once or twice a year during the performance review period. As they are few and far between, make it your ...
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
engaged or just dating? the fear of commitment at work
We talk a lot about employee engagement and what employers can do to ensure optimal production through optimal engagement. That repetition, by the way, is not accidental. The only thing wrong with that approach is it assumes employee engagement is a ...