“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]

Like most of my friends I’ve been glued to my screen for the past few months reading the latest news in our seemingly fast deteriorating world. I know it’s not good for me to dine on disaster but it’s just so darn engaging (damn you Trump!). As an antidote to apocalyptic headlines I came across […]

“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]

The beginning of the academic year is a pretty full on time for staff and students so the Easter break provided a welcome opportunity to rest, reflect and re-charge. While I was on my break I got to thinking about work-life balance. Employment New Zealand define this as: “…effectively managing the juggling act between paid […]

One of the most important aspects of working with Te Tiriti is making sure that anything we do is genuine and not just for show. To ensure this, employers and staff need a good understanding of what Te Tiriti is and means, so that they can work out how it applies to them. To gain […]

With the sun beating down outside it seems a particularly cruel first day back after the summer-less break. If only John Maynard Keynes had been right when he surmised in the 1930s that in the future his grandchildren would only need to work about three hours a day! The idea, which was certainly not unique […]

December 5 is International Volunteer Day, a day to pause and reflect on the contribution that volunteers make to society. It was created by the United Nations in 1985 to promote volunteering around the world and this year’s them is ‘Together we can’ which emphasizes the power of community, and that by working together we […]