Updates & Insights

Decipher doing good

We’re ardent supporters of corporate social responsibility programmes and we’ve regularly touched on the topic of doing good and the benefit for your employer brand in our blog posts. A recent article on stuff.co.nz[https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/prosper/advice/123427799/creative-agencies-and-businesses-need-to-rally-behind-the-events-and-arts-industries?cid=app-iPhone] really drove home the fact that we need to be walking the talk, particularly given the reality of the COVID world we now live in.   


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Keep moving through Christmas with contractors

There is no denying that we all deserve a well earned break this Christmas – 2020 has not been without its challenges. But as businesses and offices prepare for the annual summer break, a gradual slide to switching off in December with a slow awakening in January, it begs the question, would businesses benefit from hiring contractors to maintain momentum into 2021? 


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Interview hack: Soft skills Q&A

When it comes to a robust recruitment process, technical skills and relevant experience are important variables in assessing a candidate’s ability to do the job well. However, what we are increasingly looking for are soft skills as a predictor of performance.   


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Why we should adopt a MMP model in business

In the 1990’s, New Zealand changed its voting system and introduced mixed-member proportional  or ‘MMP’, in a move to break the dominance of the two major political parties and create a more representative parliament with greater diversity. Essentially, bringing together people who have different ways of thinking, different viewpoints and different skill sets. 



Doing good is good for your employer brand

Businesses that practice corporate social and environmental responsibility are often guided by the concept of being socially accountable and contributing to community and customer wellbeing. A growing driver however is the value these programmes can create in terms of attracting and retaining top talent. 



Is the job market turning a corner?

Online employment site SEEK has recently reported positive signs of recovery with an increase in job advertising volume. Demand in all the main centres is over halfway back to pre-COVID levels – with Canterbury sitting at 56%. Trade Me Jobs is reporting similar results with job listings still significantly down on last year but remarkably better when compared to drops experienced mid-year.


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HR Outlook and Trends

Tracking the broader trends and insights facing the human resources function in business right now – from strategic setting through to transactional imperatives.   


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Kate Nicholls joins Harvey Cameron

Decipher Group recently placed Kate Nicholls as PR and Engagement Manager at specialist marketing and communications agency Harvey Cameron. This is an agency with a reputation for being innovative, inspiring, creative and passionate about everything they do. In her role, Kate will be playing a key part in delivering public relations and engagement activities for Harvey Cameron’s diverse client base.


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Dual-CEOs – does it work?

Last week’s ‘top four must reads’ post which included a link to an article in HBR titled “Is CEO a Two-Person Job”, has created a lot of chatter in our business. So, we thought we’d dig a little deeper…

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