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Do Good Live: Do Good Employer Obligations + What to Expect in 2021

Involved in people management and employment in your organisation? With everything going on this year, your legal obligations as an employer may not be at the front of your mind. But with 2021 on the doorstep, there are likely to be some big changes on the cards that will impact your organisation. In this Do […]

Do Good Live: A Living Wage + the Do-Good sector

An hourly wage of $22.10 is the current Living Wage rate for a worker in Aotearoa to meet their basic needs. Hitting this rate would be a big step towards reducing poverty and inequality which continues to hold back so many Kiwi workers, their families, and our economy. In this Do Good Live Chat, Julia […]

Do Good Live: Recruitment in a Post Covid World

2020 is a year that has dramatically changed the job market. What are some of the new realities in the world of recruitment and employment? In this Do Good chat, our guest Sharon Davies (CEO of Big Splash and Talent Propeller) talks about what she sees is on the horizon for the future of work […]

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Five ways to get more done at work + move the needle for your cause

Is your workday often spiraling out of control? Do you usually start each day with a plan to get so much done, but then become distracted, and ends up on procrastinating? Julia shares her key learnings that can help you overcome your multi-tasking habits, and boost your productivity.

Do Good Chat: How to Become a For-Purpose Leader (with Amy Tea)

If you are wanting to make a move up the leadership ladder, or wanting to switch sectors from the corporate world to a do-good role, watch this Do Good Live Q+A with recruiting expert Amy Tea (Amy Tea recruitment). Amy and her team focus on Executive Leadership recruitment – with a commitment to social good. […]

Setting salary video for employers

Here is a video to help small to medium-sized charities with DIY research to set the salary on a new job. In this video – I share my fave FREE tools – including how to use my free salary research template to document this.

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Mid-year Reset

The year is just about half over. This is a good time to revisit and reflect upon your goals and dreams for this year.

Practical CV and Job Hunting Tips

Practical CV and Job-hunting tips

Does writing your CV fill you with dread? Are you asking yourself where do I even start?! It’s been so long and I hate talking about myself. You’re probably not alone… Julia (Do Good Jobs), along with Kirsty McLaren and Nikki Walshaw (McLaren Associates Ltd – providing professional recruitment and HR services) talked about some […]

Prepared for Good series: Grant’s Four Tips on Leading Through A Crisis

To continue our Prepared for Good series, I caught up with Grant Verhoeven (Sparked) a coach who supports leadership and team development. Here are his bite-sized insights on some of the leadership struggles people are facing during COVID-19, key tips to lead through this, and resources to support you to be a stronger leader.

Tools of the Do Good Trade

Over the years I have stumbled across some amazing online tools that help make my work so much easier! Working out of a coworking space at the Bizdojo  for many years, words like Slack, Trello boards and Zaps got bandied around, a LOT! So what are some apps and tools you can use to help […]

Shortcuts to shortlists

Screening CVs is the most laborious part of the recruitment process. Here are assessment tips that can help you speed up your screening process.

Developing a better work culture

Organisational culture is much more than the values written in the employee handbook or on the poster outside the HR office. This is highlighted by one of my favourite quotes by Torben Rick that ‘Culture is the organisation’s immune system’  Whilst non-profits don’t always have the same budget for staff activities as large corporations, this doesn’t […]

Employers: five easy tips for the mid-year review

We’re six months into 2019. Not quite sure how June snuck up so quickly but here we are. June is the traditional mid-year review time. Below we list some ideas around how to make these go smoothly, but who says you have to stick with tradition? June is a great time to bring your team […]

How to get the best job applicants

Nothing sends an enticing message to prospective employees like a great recruitment process – and that all starts with your job listing. A clear recruitment process saves your time and that of your prospective applicants – sending a clear message that your organisation is respectful and efficient. Ever been baffled by jargon in job vacancy […]

14 questions to ask your candidate’s referees

Checking a potential employee’s references is crucial for any role. It can provide a good overview of the candidate’s suitability for the position. It may give insights into levels of ability and, depending upon questions asked, into things such as work style and ethics. It can also highlight any potential red flags or areas where an individual […]

Ask an expert: Job reference FAQs

This month we are focused on a crucial part of the job hunt, which is often unfortunately out of your direct control – reference checks. I’ve pitched a few frequently asked reference questions to recruitment expert, Kirsty McLaren, Director of McLaren Associates – a recruitment firm who specialises in not-for-profit recruiting throughout New Zealand.  Kirsty […]

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