Updates & Insights

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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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Reorg or restructure – is your business ready?

Workplace reorganisations and restructures are inevitable, particularly in today’s environment with external pressures impacting on a company’s ability to remain competitive. How effective (or current) is your workplace change strategy?



Cognitive diversity versus personality tests

Decipher Group has recently announced a partnership with Lloyd Mander, creator of the Diversity of Thought ScorecardTM a specialised tool that quantifies the potential for wide-ranging thought diversity within groups.



Psychometric testing – do’s, don’ts and accreditation

The integration of psychometric testing in a recruitment context has had mixed reviews in the past, mostly due to the misuse of testing and its context. However, today it is a widely utilised tool used in many recruitment processes, integrated in the process as a supplementary selection tool. There are many advantages to introducing psychometric testing into the recruitment process, including:


Attracting female leaders

Tips for attracting female leaders to your organisation

New Zealand has a lower than average rate of females in senior management and executive leadership roles. Currently, only 20 per cent of senior roles are held by women against the global average of 25 per cent, according to Grant Thornton’s 2017 Women in Business survey.



High attrition rate? How to deal with employee complaints

Retaining top executive talent in today’s highly competitive market is becoming more and more challenging regardless of the industry you’re in. Take heed of these top drivers of high employee churn and start retaining your company’s top staff for longer.


Remuneration blog

Remuneration and how to ensure salary satisfaction

Recent employment market trends show that annual pay increases are becoming a relic of the pre-global economic crisis as organisations develop creative – and cheaper – methods to compensate their employees.


Attracting top executive talent

How to win over the market's top executive talent

A quality working environment is the most important factor for New Zealand job seekers when considering their next career move, according to recent industry research. 


Performance Reviews blog

Performance reviews: an age old relic or key management tool?

Thirty of the Fortune 500 listed companies ditched annual performance reviews in 2015, according to the Harvard Business Review (November 2016). While it’s a marginal shift by only six percent of companies, it’s a trend that has sparked debate over whether formal performance reviews are still relevant for organisations and staff. 


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Thinking holistically about employee engagement

The term ‘holistic approach’ is gaining currency in human resource management – but what does it actually mean? Firstly, *holistic* is the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of parts, and *workplace* is any or all places where people are employed.  

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