Employment - Workforce planning

A theme in the construction sector is the importance of workforce planning to ensure the right people and skills are in place to deliver for current and future projects. Border closure has affected the sourcing of skilled candidates. HR and operations...... Read More

Business after lockdown

If you own a business and employ staff you have probably received the Covid wage subsidy if your turnover has dropped by 30 percent from a similar period last year. There are also further subsidies available if the turnover has dropped by 40 percent...... Read More

One Warkworth - Speeding up

The quiet days of lockdown seem to be in the distant past. Life suddenly feels like a sports car going from nought to a 100 in six seconds. There has been a noticeable surge in activity around town, and the One Warkworth team has lots to organise to support...... Read More

Employment - Interviewing for success

Great news. Your CV has impressed and you’ve been invited to an interview.  Now for the critical preparation stage increasing your competitive edge and chance of being offered the job. Every interview is different – formal or conversational,...... Read More

Kia kaha business owners

My column this month was meant to be on proposed changes to visa rules for businesses looking to hire migrants but even my articles and the Government’s proposed changes to immigration rules are not immune to Covid-19! I would like to take a moment...... Read More

One Warkworth - Love local

Sir Edmund Hillary’s famous words, “We knocked the bastard off” certainly resonate in today’s world as we hope and pray that we’ve beaten Covid-19 while we look to regain some sense of day-to-day normality. As I walk around...... Read More

Strange times

These have been times that no one in a business or a personal sense, could have planned for, and I know from talking to friends that some have handled it better than others – some people have really enjoyed working from home, others have not. I...... Read More

One Warkworth - Support local business

As I write this column, the world is facing many uncertainties with the spread of COVID-19 and the response to it is changing hourly. By the time this goes to print, the landscape will undoubtedly be different, and I hope all New Zealanders are pulling...... Read More

Tidy up time

March is here already and it is time for us to start looking ahead to what needs to be done to fulfill the 2020 tax requirements. For business owners, contractors and self-employed people, this is the time to start looking at tidying up your finances,...... Read More

One Warkworth - Vital vote

With the Business Improvement District (BID) campaign underway and voter apathy the biggest risk to its success, take a minute to remember the advocacy wins One Warkworth has achieved and, importantly, if you are a business or commercial property owner,...... Read More