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Dealing with conflicts of interest

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by admin

Although conflicts of interest are not uncommon in the workplace, they can be harmful to a business if they are not appropriately managed. A conflict of interest is when an employee’s private interests interfere with their performance of their duties. For example, it may give them a personal advantage. It is important to note a conflict of interest can be an actual, perceived or potential conflict of interest. Some examples of conflict of interest in the workplace include: – an employee recommending a friend for an advertised position – an employee starting up their own business on the side with […]

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Communicating effectively with difficult people

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by admin

Working with unreasonable people is inevitable for most individuals at some point in their careers. Whether it is an unhappy customer, difficult colleague or uncompromising community member – chances are you will encounter at least one of these situations. Unfortunately, there is no crash course in dealing with difficult people, but by applying some basic principles of communication, you can manoeuvre through these situations with ease. Here are three ways to improve your communication with difficult people: Harness the power of listening When dealing with a difficult person, it can be easy to fall into the trap of not listening […]

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Reducing your winter bills

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 by admin

When the winter season commences, you might notice a spike in your bills. Although, it is no surprise that additional heating and hot water adds up, you may be surprised at how you can reduce these costs with minimal effort. Consider the following tips to reduce your winter bills and lessen your environmental impact: Heating and electricity Instead of turning up the dial on your heating, look to other ways of heating up without using gas or electricity. Simple changes such as dressing warmly, closing the doors of the rooms you are not using and using a door snake can […]

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Preventing burnout in your workplace

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 by admin

Burnout can be detrimental to your employees’ wellbeing and the overall productivity and performance of your team. Despite the consequences associated with burnout, many workplaces do not have effective strategies in place to prevent burnout from occuring. The key for many employers is to keep employees engaged, satisfied and harmonious. Here are three factors that can influence employee burnout: Work/life balance Expecting staff to be available at all hours of the day is unreasonable for most jobs. If staff are expected to check their emails after work hours or on weekends and paid leave, you may want to consider the […]

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Why failing can be good for your career

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 by admin

Failure is often considered a sign of weakness or defeat. However, it is also known to be a natural stage in an entrepreneur’s career and a stepping-stone to success in the world of business. Embracing the failures that arise in your career will help you to pinpoint ideas, strategies, etc, that were not working and learn from these past errors. It is often through analysing what did not work in the past that allows us to evolve and find the right strategy for success in the future. Facing these challenges also builds life experience and diminishes the fear of failure. […]

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Self-care for busy entrepreneurs

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by admin

For a hustling entrepreneur, finding moments for self-care can be a feat that seems impossible. Every day you have meetings to attend, emails to answer, and too often ‘you’ becomes your least important task. However, looking after your wellbeing is essential to avoid overworking yourself and crashing on the job. Committing to a healthy and balanced lifestyle ensures your productivity and creativity levels are at peak performance every day you enter the office. Consider incorporating these self-care habits into your weekly routine. Spend time with your family Give yourself a break from the office every Saturday and Sunday afternoon by […]

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Social media marketing trends

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by admin

Social media platforms continually introduce new features and functions that change the way digital marketers create and distribute content. Maintaining awareness of popular social media trends helps to stay competitive and utilise trends to your business’ advantage. Here are three social media trends to watch out for: Influencer marketing Influencers are taking over the social media landscape, particularly on Instagram. Influencers are generally bloggers or celebrities that have the power to influence their target audiences. The benefit of using influencers is that they can deliver a message to a large amount of people. This can help to increase awareness and […]

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Budget 2018: Ensuring fairness across the tax system

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by admin

This year’s Budget focused on the Government’s commitment to creating a fairer tax system for all New Zealanders. New initiatives aimed at cracking down on tax dodgers are expected to generate an extra $726.3 million in revenue. The additional revenue is set to assist the Government in addressing significant under-resourcing of critical public services. Inland Revenue will receive $31.3 million of operating spending over the next four years, and $23.5 million to ensure outstanding company tax returns are filed. This is expected to recover approximately $183.3 million. Initiatives designed to reduce distortion in the tax system are also set to […]

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Financial checklist before you die

Posted on May 30, 2018 by admin

While preparing for a time when you are gone can be morbid, sorting out your financial matters now will help to protect your loved ones later on. Take a look at these considerations. Do you have an up-to-date Will? Make sure you have a valid and current Will in place. A Will clarifies how you wish your estate to be distributed and should be updated to reflect your current circumstances. Are your documents in a safe and secure place? Gather your important financial documents and store them in a secure file. Make sure the executor handling your estate will access […]

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How to turn around a bad work day

Posted on May 30, 2018 by admin

Bad days can happen to the best of us, but before you throw in the towel and call it a day, consider how your mindset may be influencing your attitude. Here are three ways to shake off a lousy day in the office: Refrain from gossiping You have control over your own reactions, so instead of venting to your colleagues or gossiping away, stand back and let your emotions pass. Strong emotions such as anger can see you act out instead of thinking a problem through. Try to observe the problem through an objective lens before discussing it with colleagues […]

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