Keep ‘em by keeping ‘em happy.

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Any business owner knows how hard it is to find great talent. And any business owner knows how frustrating, time-consuming and costly it is when that talent leaves and you’re forced to replace them. So how do you keep your best people?

First and foremost - don’t bury your head in the sand – other businesses are trying to ‘poach’ your people.  

Recent studies have revealed that nearly 70% of Senior Executives in New Zealand are open to being approached by either a recruiter or a prospective employer.

With such a high likelihood that your staff are talking to other employers the onus is on you to ensure they’re happy.

So how do you do that?

By responding to what they want. And what they want more than anything else at the moment is work/life balance.

Research has revealed that today’s professionals place more importance on work/life balance than both ongoing opportunities and salary.

They also want to know that the organisation they’re joining is a good ‘cultural fit’ for them. They want to feel like they’re part of a cohesive team; a team that shares similar values and goals to themselves.

Your internal culture is part of your brand, and it’s becoming more and more evident that businesses with a strong brand, and the ability to showcase that strength effectively, invariably attract the best people.

Finding, and then holding on to, great employees is a complex undertaking, but there are certain steps you can take to make it easier.

Start thinking about your culture and how you might be able to make it stronger. And start thinking about what that work/life balance looks like to you and your organisation. How can you make that fit with the needs of the modern professional?

As specialists in both recruitment and human resources we regularly help companies map out internal culture plans, develop strategies to attract senior level staff, and create enticing packages for management, executive and governance roles,    

Whether you’re seeking new staff or looking for guidance as you strive to make your workplace an inviting place to come each day we’d love to chat – you can reach us on

Have a great day!

The Decipher team.


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