Updates & Insights

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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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Southsure Assurance Limited appoints Graeme Edwards as CEO

Invercargill based Southsure Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Edwards as its new Chief Executive Officer. Following an exhaustive international executive search process, with Decipher Group working alongside the Board on this critical placement, Graeme commented the role in March 2020.


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Rowena Thompson – new CRO at SBS Bank

Decipher Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rowena Thompson as Group Chief Risk Officer at SBS Bank.


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Ōtākaro appoints new Design & Construction/AMFM Interface Manager Te Pae

Crown-owned Ōtākaro has recently appointed James Rutherford in the role of Design & Construction/AMFM Interface Manager for the Christchurch Convention Centre (Te Pae).


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Urology Associates welcomes Katherine Allen as General Manager

Christchurch-based human resource and executive recruitment company Decipher Group was pleased to recruit Katherine Allen as the new General Manager at Urology Associates.

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