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This time the Eighty4 Drone gets personal…
The Eighty4 Drone does a flyover of the new B:Hive development at Smales Farm, being constructed by one of our partnered clients, Leighs Construction. This $65m development is Auckland’s “Workplace of the Future”. Eighty4 Recruitment is also based at Smales Farm, in the Air NZ Building.
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We're into winter and it's pouring with rain as you scramble into the office, a tad late, frustrated, stagnant and deflated in general. You love your job and the people you work with, the career opportunities are truly awesome and you know the business is doing well… but you've got that dire feeling when each day just blends into the next. You're not really feeling any great sense of achievement or real satisfaction – you've kind of lost your mojo. In fact, you have – you've lost you... Read More ⇒
How often do you hang out with your colleagues outside of work? Or do your workplace relationships just consist of friendly nods over the water cooler, a quick "hey" in the lunch room and the occasional "hi" as you pass them in the corridor? I'm not suggesting you ditch your friends and family for your workmates, but spend a bit of time culturing your relationship with them and it will improve the way you do business. Why? Well as we know, good business is about team work and communication... Read More ⇒
You've recently been turned down for your dream job and let's be honest, you thought it was all yours, right? You're surprised, confused and utterly disappointed, especially with the half-pie reason you got from the potential employer. Or worse - you got no feedback at all! Sometimes we don't even get to the interview stage, but on paper we're perfect for the role (so we think!) - so why the cold shoulder? Applying for a new job is thrilling, exciting and absolutely nerve-racking. The ... Read More ⇒
You’re at an intersection in life - you’ve been offered an amazing job on an exciting project, but you’re also quite happy where you are and possibly have a promotion opportunity in the near future. The decision of what to do is keeping you up at night. Who do you talk to about it? Who can help you determine the best path to take - or perhaps even point out that there’s a third option you haven’t considered? It’s times like these in your career that you need a mentor. Don’t have... Read More ⇒
Talk to any massage therapist and they'll tell you just how toxic a bad workplace can be for an employee. Headaches, hunched shoulders, depression, malaise – all common symptoms of someone working in an organisation with bad culture. I'm no doctor but I'm pretty sure that Mondayitis is truly a real disease and a direct result of a toxic work environment. It doesn't matter how big your pay packet is or how many weeks of holiday they throw at you, nothing is worth the stress of being ba... Read More ⇒
Did you see the social media response when Mark Weldon resigned from Media Works this week? Current and former Media Works employees took to Facebook, Twitter and presumably Snap Chat to share their glee and it hasn't gone unnoticed. John Anthony from Stuff.co.nz got in touch with managing director Mark Fisher to ask him what he thought about employees bitching about their boss on social media. You can read his response HERE (it's towards the bottom of the article - hopefully they were sav... Read More ⇒
Have you recently been handed a surprise resignation from one of your star performers? Ouch! Now before you blame everyone else (including the recruiter that poached them), and come up with an elaborate reason why they left, so elaborate that even you and your spouse believe the falsehoods – stop and think genuinely why this person made that emotional commitment to start looking in the first place. Were there any warning signs in the past few months, how long ago did you sit down and rea... Read More ⇒
Remember the old you who sold yourself in the interview as being hugely ambitious? Yet no matter how much you love your job and all the juicy benefits that come with it, it's starting to become a little like groundhog day. Each day rolls into the next; you're turning up later and later, feeling less motivated and generally losing your mojo. You're not the only one! If you're not challenged on a daily basis or learning new skills then chances are your productivity is going to be decreasing ... Read More ⇒
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at and attending the YPC and NZPI Conference Over the Rainbow 2016 down in beautiful Dunedin, MC’d by the wonderful Sacha McNeil. What a week! I have to say, you Planners love to drink! From Monday nights welcome drinks for the YPC, Tuesday's networking drinks and Powhiri, Wednesdays whiskey tasting, Thursdays historic pub crawl to the Gala Awards on the Friday - it's safe to say my liver is now in desperate need of a detox! W... Read More ⇒
If you've been applying for jobs online, using job boards and company career pages to send CV after CV, what little (or zero) response you get is probably doing your head in. Don't worry: you're not alone. But it doesn't mean you should keep doing it. As Albert Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result." When applying for a job you want to stand out and make an impression, right? So when I tell you that 95 per cent of a... Read More ⇒
This article first appeared in www.stuff.co.nz So you've decided the one-hour commute sucks, you never kiss your kids goodnight, the leadership team are on another planet with no vision or communication with anyone and you've been told there is a pay freeze companywide because… well… just because. And so begins your search for greener pastures. You're rapt to find a position working on an exciting new project where you can broaden your skill set and depth of experience. Work is a... Read More ⇒
This article first appeared on www.stuff.co.nz The first question I ask potential candidates is, "Why are you looking for a new role?" Is it a knee-jerk reaction in response to a particular situation or manager, are you looking for a juicy pay rise or have you just decided you want a change? I then ask them if they've really sat down and thought about where their career is heading and whether they've expressed their thoughts with their employer, manager, friends and family. Changi... Read More ⇒
Mark Fisher from Eighty4 Recruitment spoke to the Sunday Star Times about the biggest mistakes he sees companies making with the 90-day trial legislation. Read that article online here at Stuff.co.nz or below: The ability to hire employees and dismiss them within 90 days without the risk of being taken to court for unjustified dismissal seems straightforward enough. But employers keep getting it wrong time and time again, experts say. A 90-day trial period allows an employer to dismis... Read More ⇒
Awesome news: Eighty4 Recruitment is a finalist in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards (North) for Excellence in Emerging Business. Wahoo! We're still reeling! If you've dealt with any of our team at Eighty4, you'll know how much this means to us. We work so hard to build up a business that we're proud of, going the extra mile for our awesome clients and doing what we can find the right positions for the right candidates. It sounds a bit twee but we truly do love recruitment and the fa... Read More ⇒
We were rapt and honoured to be approached by Caitlin Sykes from the NZ Herald to talk a little about Eighty Recruitment, what we stand for, what we do differently and - most importantly - how we gear our services and offerings to be of more help to our clients, doing what we can to solve their problems. You can read that article below or on the NZ Herald site here. And if you have any ideas on how else Eighty4 Recruitment can better help recruiters and candidates, we're always open to ne... Read More ⇒
From Georgia Luxton: Recently Mark Fisher and I had the pleasure of speaking at one of the Young Planners events, tasked with sharing our thoughts on Career Coaching – helping graduate Planners attain their first role. Right up our alley – we love this stuff! Eighty4 Recruitment are huge supporters of the NZPI and Young Planners group and it’s always so great meeting all of the motivated and ambitious Young Planners at these gatherings. Well done to Liam Winter for organising such an... Read More ⇒
Accuracy is key. Bad speling dsen’t make a gr8 first imprresion. Before you send out your CV, ask yourself these questions: Contact info: Is my name and contact information correct and at the top of each page? Grammar: Are my commas in the right place? Have I used too many exclamation points?!! Does it sound correct if I read it aloud? Triple check! Get someone else to read it. Spacing: Is the text spacing consistent i.e. do the bullet points all line up? Font: Has the font and size ... Read More ⇒
Some practical tips: A CV only tells 10% of a person – apart from sending your CV in, what else can you do? Be proactive. Research companies you want to work for and plan your attack Use your network (or if you don’t have one work on getting one): it’s not always what you know, it’s who you know. Who do you know in the industry that can help you? Communication – Less 1% phone hiring manager, recruiter, HR contact Customise your CV and covering letter for each job you apply ... Read More ⇒
In your first five years, concentrate on gaining experience. Don’t overthink it – any experience is good experience. Public or private sector; client, consultant or contractor – what’s best for the stage of life you are at? Have a think about what type of company you want to work for: a large corporate multi-disciplinary or small privately run company? Do any stand out to you in particular? Is there an awesome company you aspire to work for? Where is your passion? Land u... Read More ⇒
Have you signed up to get our newsletter? Email email@example.com and we'll send you the next one. This month we reveal our swanky new office, introduce you to our awesome team, show off our new website, tell you about why contracting is so popular right now, reveal Apple's tough (and we mean tough!) interview questions they ask potential candidates, and share our experience at the Young Planners' Congress. Click HERE to read the latest newsletter. Get into it! Read More ⇒
Fern, our specialist contract recruiter at Eighty4 Recruitment, has noticed a sharp rise in the number of skilled candidates looking for contract work - and she's not the only one. Kiwi firms are also starting to enquire about candidates keen for contract work, while global reports show that contractors are on the rise around the world. In fact, one report said that by 2030 around 20% of the workforce will be contractors. And it's not hard to see why when you weigh up the pros and cons ... Read More ⇒
There's a bit of a knack to the questions you ask candidates in a job interview to get them to reveal their true colours. You need to draw their true personality out, in spite of themselves, to get a glimpse at how they would work for your company. We've learnt a few pearlers over the years and we're pretty good at our candidate interviews these days, if we do say so ourselves. Let us know if you need a hand in this area - we're always happy to help. Get in touch for any recruitm... Read More ⇒
Eighty4 Recruitment sponsored the Young Planners' Congress this week and what an awesome few days we had. As big supporters of the NZ planning industry, Eighty4 Recruitment was rapt to be the Social Event sponsor of the event. We love meeting enthusiastic up and comers and doing what we can to support the industry with career advice, interview coaching and salary advice so the Young Planners event was a cool opportunity for us to be involved in. On Monday night we pu... Read More ⇒
By Mark Fisher, Eighty4 Recruitment What do top talent want? Money! And lot’s of it! Wrong. People who chase the big bucks aren’t the sort of employees that you want on your team – they’re likely to sell you out in a few months for a measly pay rise. Instead, you’re better to go with the candidates who see a long-term future in your company. The candidates who are in for the long haul, to learn what they can and to give what they can. The candidates who want to grow as a person a... Read More ⇒
By Mark Fisher, Eighty4 Recruitment In the years I’ve been doing recruitment, I’ve developed a bit of a gut feel for people. Generally I’m pretty good at discerning if someone is a good biscuit or someone about to crumble under the pressure. Because I’m recruiting on behalf of someone else and want a long-term placement, I’m super attentive in interviews to what the candidate means rather than what they say – I’ll read between the lines, looking for warning signals that perhap... Read More ⇒
By Zac De Silva (As published in the Sunday Star Times, December 7, 2014) It’s amazing how many employers I talk to think that shelling out a huge pay packet is what will keep their best talent in the business. Sure, some will find it hard to say no to a lucrative salary. But for most, money is not the biggest motivator – and it’s no guarantee that it will keep them in your business or keep them engaged in your business. I got the inside tips on how to recruit the best staff fro... Read More ⇒
I’ve spent almost 10 years interviewing thousands of candidates and developed a blue print for NAILING your next interview, follow these steps and you will dramatically increase your chances. 1. Know the position you are applying for. If you can get your hands on one, study the job description to truly understand what the company is looking for. If the job description calls for leading a team, tailor your answers accordingly. Knowing this, you can navigate the interview and discuss examp... Read More ⇒
Underway in west Auckland is the Waterview Connection project to join up State Highways 16 and 20 via a 4.8km, six-lane motorway, half of which will run underground. This link will complete the Western Ring Route, at last giving Auckland an alternative to State Highway 1 and the harbour bridge for travel through and within the region. The Waterview Connection will also create a direct motorway link between the central business district and international airport. It is New Zealand’s b... Read More ⇒
Bathurst’s Buller Project operates on the on the Buller coal field, including 10,000 hectares of exploration and mining permits, the planned Escarpment project and the operating Cascade mine on the edge of the Denniston Plateau. Located in Westport on New Zealand’s West Coast, Bathurst has access to existing rail and port infrastructure accessing the ports of Taranaki at New Plymouth and Lyttelton, near Christchurch enabling export from both the west and east coasts of the country. ... Read More ⇒
A highway recognised by the government as a road of national significance, the Tauranga Eastern Link will be the Bay of Plenty’s largest roading project and a key strategic transport corridor for the region. Estimated Start Date: 2011 Construction Start Date: December 2010 Construction Completion Date: 2016 Location: SH2 - Western Bay of Plenty from Te Maunga junction to the junction of SH2 and SH33 near Paengaroa Pro... Read More ⇒
The causeway upgrade is a 4.5 kilometre-long project between the Great North Road Interchange and the Te Atatu interchange, and is a key component in completing the Western Ring Route road of national significance project. The existing six-lane causeway will be widened to provide additional lanes in both directions. The shoulder lanes for buses will be widened and extended, and there will be improvements to the pedestrian and cycleway beside the motorway. The causeway will also be raised to ... Read More ⇒
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