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. […]
How should you negotiate a salary offer to ensure you get what you deserve? Here are some tips to help you succeed in negotiating a salary whether at the interview or when asking for a pay raise.
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 […]
For years now, busy has been worn as a badge of honour, although recognition of the importance of nurturing our hauora, our wellbeing — both in and out of work — seems to be on the rise.
Hands up if you feel confident you’re doing enough to support your own wellbeing?
“I’ve had too much professional development”, said no one ever in the do-good sector. A common theme I hear is that your organisation lacks a dedicated professional development budget and aren’t investing in you. While this mentality definitely needs to change in the do-good sector, the good news is that today, if you want to develop […]
Is ‘do good schmoozing’ an oxymoron? Liz doesn’t think so. She believes that integrity is at the heart of all good networking. If you reckon networking has to be fake and unscrupulous, this post might be the push you need to get out there. Until recently, I had a BIG issue with professional networking. My issue […]
Contrary to what we often see in films and on TV, board members aren’t always suit-clad white, older men. We know that diversity leads to greater strength, and resilience, so it’s not surprising that not-for-profit boards are often made up of diverse ethnicities, genders and ages. A not-for-profit board makes sure an organisation has a […]
Is your work turning you into a jerk? Is 9-to-5-ing stopping you from thriving? Does your current career fill you with fear? It’s normal to fantasise about ending a job sometimes, but there are options to consider before you hand in your notice. I consider myself somewhat of an expert in quitting jobs. Over the years […]
Working for a not for profit can be immensely rewarding and life-enhancing, but it’s important to be honest about the challenges too. That said, here are 10 surprising skills that’ll help you thrive at a not for profit. It’s not all solar power and organic roses. In the real world, not for profits often lack important resources […]
Ah, networking… some people make it look so easy! They flit from person to person at events, all charm and wit, making the bubbly sweeter and the conversations richer. But what about the rest of us? How can we network effectively, when we’re less social butterfly and more… uh… antisocial moth? After attending a few […]
Sick of distraction, ‘busywork’ and a whole of lot emailing? You don’t need to quit your job to transform your work-life. Cal Newport’s concept of ‘deep work’ allows us to create a more meaningful, more satisfying, more fulfilling role in the job we have now. Think about your average work-day. Does it include: Masses of emails? Definitely. ✔ Swathes […]
You’ve started a new job. You were excited to start but the reality is just, well, meh. What do you do? Say you’re going for a coffee, then make a break for it? Call your girlfriend in tears from a bathroom cubicle? Let’s have a look at your options. Give it a few weeks then […]
For some, setting goals is a piece of (organic, vegan) cake. But what if you don’t know what you want? If you’re having problems identifying your goals, Liz has five tried-and-true techniques for you: Outwardly, 2013 looked like a solid year. I was working for an awesome social enterprise, I was in a relationship with […]
We’ve all heard of 5 Year Plans, but how many people actually have one? If you’re looking for inspiration to set long-term goals, we have just the thing. Create a 70 Year Plan with Simon Jarvis and work towards sustainable fulfilment. 5 Year Plan? Pah! Experience has shown I’m more likely to book a trip […]
Our digital devices are so dominant in our lives. We endlessly scan social media sites, constantly check emails, obsessively text and message – and in the process haul around serious digital baggage that wreaks havoc on our minds and bodies. There’s a pretty good way to tell whether taking the opportunity in the upcoming break […]
Figuring out what you are worth used to be a dark art. Thanks to the internet and ready access to salary surveys, you can be armed with the correct data to know what you are worth when negotiating a new job salary, or seeking a raise. Here are some resources for helping you assess your […]
One in five New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year. That means that right now, you or someone in your workplace is likely to be affected. People drawn to purposeful work at not for profits are usually interested in contributing to a cause they believe in and are willing to invest in making […]
How to cope with a new boss Your boss has left, and a new one is on the way. You might be grieving the loss of your old boss, or be grateful that the new ‘relationship’ brings new opportunities for you in the workplace. Naturally there’s nervousness, expectation, hope and possibly resentment….along with […]
So, you’ve got the job. You obviously made a great first impression on the people interviewing you, but how do you make a good impression when you turn up for day one at your new job? We asked two HR experts, Lucy Boomer, the People and Culture Advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, and Becca Harvey, the People […]