NZBusiness and Management1 min cititeCrime & Violence
The New Trusts Act Explained
In my experience, 75 percent of family trusts in New Zealand are so badly arranged or managed that they could easily be attacked and overturned in court,” writes Martin Hawes in his newly updated book Family Trusts. “Managing a trust badly is like in
NZBusiness and Management1 min cititePsychology
Revolutionise The Way You Sell And Influence People
Jim Huse has a background in sales, psychology and business improvement and his popular 2010 book Revolutionise the way you work now has a companion title: Revolutionise the way you sell and influence people. “Selling and influencing is part of our e
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
Why Stimulating Small Business Lending Benefits Our Economy
As nations across the globe see Covid-19 cases continue to rise, New Zealand’s strict and decisive lockdowns have positioned its pandemic response as world-leading. However, the social and economic blackouts have not been without sacrifice. Small an
NZBusiness and Management2 min citite
Outlook For 2021? Positive!
While we’re all thrilled to put 2020 behind us and move on, it’s important to remember the many silver linings that came out of Covid-19’s business disruption. Across the country business owners used the lockdown pressure to refocus and refine their
NZBusiness and Management1 min citite
NZBusiness and Management4 min cititeNature
Fiji S Perfect Storm For Investors
There’s every reason for Fiji to be encouraging offshore investment into its renewable energy industry. The majority of Fiji’s renewable energy is generated using hydropower; climate change has forced a number of villages to relocate; electricity dem
NZBusiness and Management4 min citite
Leading By Design
If you ever need convincing of the diversity of Publica’s creative abilities, just listen to Mark Spurgeon and Michelle Shirtcliffe reel off some of their team’s achievements. The list includes software, apps and platforms to manage everything from r
NZBusiness and Management1 min cititeLeadership
How Strategic Pay Can Assist
We work closely with organisations to ensure their linkages between remuneration and performance management are working and creating the desired return on investment. We can help you gain an understanding of the different approaches to the annual sal
NZBusiness and Management2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
2021 Global Technology, Media And Telecommunications Predictions
In 2021 there will be more than 400 million video visits to doctors worldwide; global cloud spending will grow seven times faster than overall IT spend; and the global market for intelligent edge computing will expand to US$12 billion. That’s accordi
NZBusiness and Management2 min cititeCrime & Violence
Total Recall
I’ve been wondering how well we will all remember 2020 in five or 10 years time. Will it seem as momentous as it has been, or will something else have come along to rock our world and cause immense pain and suffering to people across the globe? I hop
NZBusiness and Management2 min citite
Hamilton CBD Celebrates Awards Down By The River
It was a spectacular evening, and setting, down by the Waikato riverside. Around 250 people gathered under a transparent marquee on November 18th to celebrate Hamilton’s annual CBD Celebration Awards, and it was indeed a night to remember. Hosted by
NZBusiness and Management1 min cititeCrime & Violence
What Should Businesses Be Doing To Prepare For Privacy Breaches?
Ideally, privacy breaches would not occur and no notifications would need to be made. However, breaches are increasingly becoming a reality for New Zealand businesses. With that in mind, to ensure that privacy breach notifications can be managed in a
NZBusiness and Management2 min citite
How Do You Ensure Your Paye Is Paid On Time
It has always been important for businesses to manage their incoming and outgoing payments on time. The task of regularly checking bank statements can be tedious, but for some businesses is a necessary task to ensure sufficient funds are available to
NZBusiness and Management4 min cititePsychology
Claiming Your 4 Superpowers
For hundreds of years the Swiss were renowned for their watches. Until 1970, and then it all changed. That is when Japanese watchmakers changed the game. Up until the 1970s the Swiss watch industry was responsible for 50 percent of the world’s watch
NZBusiness and Management4 min cititeComputers
Optimising Your Home Network
Ultrafast broadband proved its worth in 2020. As the nation went into various levels of lockdown our broadband network kept us all working. Video calling meant we stayed in touch at a time when physical meetings weren’t possible. Reliable broadband m
NZBusiness and Management7 min citite
The Rise And Rise Of Facial Recognition Technology
Facial recognition technology usage in New Zealand is increasing across both the public and private sectors including by government departments, policing, banking, travel, security and customer tracking. And research released at the end of 2020 has f
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
Repeat Customers: Your Financial Foundation
2020 could become known as the year that revived retention as a core focus for businesses. With everything so uncertain, many businesses are putting a renewed focus on looking after the customers they already have. Those businesses realise that repea
NZBusiness and Management11 min citite
Survival Tactics: The Covid War Diaries
When New Zealand’s nationwide lockdown kicked in on March 25th, 2020, there was an air of ‘pinch ourselves’ disbelief among the nation’s business owners. How did we end up here? What does the future look like now? Angst and uncertainty was almost pal
NZBusiness and Management2 min citite
The Myth of the Fair CPI Increase
Let’s forget for a moment the fact that CPI doesn’t always move positively and consistently upwards – over the last 5 years it’s ranged between 0.5% and 2.5%, while the remuneration market movement has remained at a reasonably steady 2 – 3%. Remunera
NZBusiness and Management4 min cititeComputers
Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Makes Business Sense
Bitcoin was the world’s first widely adopted cryptocurrency, designed to allow people to directly send money to anyone, anywhere. This type of transaction is known as “peer-to-peer”. In other words, Bitcoin allows you to pay Alice or Bob directly, n
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
Your Ticket To Working Capital
Waiting 30, 60, even 90 days for invoices to be paid can be incredibly painful for small and medium size businesses. But now there is Apricity Finance invoice finance – a facility that frees up working capital and gives businesses access to their own
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
Four Key Themes For The New Fiscal Year
DWAYNE ALEXANDER is the global practice leader at Alexander PR If you have already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions, many of us have another opportunity coming up with the new fiscal year on April 1. We learnt a lot throughout last fiscal, whet
NZBusiness and Management4 min citite
Lessons Born From Adversity
It's good to see the back of 2020, and what a year it was. How quickly our world changed. Covid-19 impacted every single one of us, and our businesses. The fallout has meant different things for various companies. Some have had to close their doors
NZBusiness and Management3 min cititeInternet & Web
Applying The 70:20:10 Rule
One of the major issues with modern business is the continual change and innovation in the digital media sphere. We’ve been in this business now for 22 years and when we started none of the current social media giants were even in existence. The olde
NZBusiness and Management5 min cititeCrime & Violence
Is Your Team Ready For Mandatory Privacy Breach Notifications?
One of the most talked-about changes in the new Privacy Act 2020 (which came into force on 1 December last year) is the introduction of mandatory privacy breach notifications. Under this Act, any organisation that suffers a ‘privacy breach’ is requir
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
How Will You Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet?
We all know that 2020 was likely the most challenging year we have collectively faced globally in business (and life) in living memory. I trust you’ve had a decent break over the holidays and are hopefully rested and raring to go, aiming for a better
NZBusiness and Management3 min cititePolitics
Pandemic Trumps Climate; But Not For Long
FELICITY CAIRD is the Institute of Directors’ general manager, governance leadership and membership. The Coronavirus pandemic and its wildfire spread around the globe is the defining event of 2020. It has dominated headlines, policy-making, how we l
NZBusiness and Management3 min citite
Think Globally, Act Locally – With A Twist
KATE KEARINS is Professor of Management and Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Auckland University of Technology. As I write this it’s December 2020, the final month of what arguably has been one of the mos
NZBusiness and Management2 min cititeMedical
Nz On Cusp Of World-first Biotech Production Surge
A trailblazing BiotechNZ study, which analyses the state of biotechnology and its impact and benefits for the New Zealand economy and society, is the first biotech ecosystem map for New Zealand and is a comprehensive study into the state and future o
NZBusiness and Management4 min citite
Sensitive Expenditure: Building Trust And Confidence
At the Office of the Auditor-General, we often remind the public sector that the public’s trust and confidence in it is driven by competence, reliability, and honesty. But it doesn’t matter where you work – those factors will drive trust and confiden
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