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    July 20, 2021 by Charlotte McIsaac & Nic Tooley

    What you need to know about changes to sick leave entitlements

    There has been a lot of talk, proposals and recommendations around the Holidays Act 2003.  But for now, let’s keep it simple and focus on what you need to know, […]

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    June 28, 2021 by Tara Dennehy

    Why hire a specialist workplace investigator?

    Strategy Collective are now licensed with three of our People and Culture Consultants holding the Private Investigator designation to undertake employment investigations for your business. Recent changes to the Private […]

    Private Investigators
    April 24, 2020 by Hayden Shearman

    In Difficulty Lies Opportunity

    Albert Einstein famously said that “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Covid-19 has provided plenty of opportunities for businesses to test Einstein’s theory. Difficulty has come at us from […]

    June 24, 2019 by Nicky Riches

    That Other F-Word … Flexibility

    By Nicky Riches // Attracting exceptional talent can be tricky in today’s hotly contested employment market. Nicky Riches explains how workplace flexibility can be that point of difference that makes […]

    December 3, 2018 by Kimberley Leighton

    How to Build Great Teams

    The secret to succeeding in business is go karts. Yes, go karts. Well, okay, it’s go karts or adventure races, after work drinks, strategy sessions, charity days, pub quiz nights, […]

    October 18, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    Congrats, Ozone! 20 Years of Deliciousness

    We’re immensely proud of the success of our clients and Ozone Coffee is one of those special local success stories that has gone far beyond Taranaki to have a truly […]

    July 18, 2018 by Charlotte McIsaac

    How to Nurture Happiness at Work

    We all know that happy workplaces are more inviting for employees. But they also make excellent business sense. Charlotte McIsaac, head of the People & Culture team at Strategy Collective, […]

    June 21, 2018 by Willem Ockhuysen

    Why I moved back to New Plymouth after New York

    By Willem Ockhuysen // After nine years away, I have moved back to New Plymouth, hopefully for good. I’m originally from New Plymouth. I grew up here and went to […]

    March 27, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    10 Hilarious Office April Fools Pranks

    You spend almost half of your waking life with them, so it’s good to have some fun with your work mates every so often. And with April Fools day sadly […]

    October 20, 2017 by Hayden Shearman

    What does a Labour-led coalition mean for business?

    Hayden Shearman shares some reflections on what the newly elected government means for business owners.  Winston has finally decided on his teammates. Yay! His decision means the arrival of a […]

    March 28, 2017 by Kate Bridgeman

    Hiring your first Employee

      So, you have started your new business and realised you need a few extra helping hands to make your life a bit easier. It is time to start thinking […]

    November 30, 2016 by Kate Bridgeman

    Pulling Good Peeps

      Recruitment is one of the most critical aspects of HR. If you get it right you will increase productivity and profitability. If you get recruitment wrong, then say hellooo […]

    September 19, 2016 by Christina Rolfe

    Culture, Doughnuts & Speed Dating

    With the lure of Public Catering Donuts, the team at Strategy Collective were recently brought together to discuss an important issue – our workplace culture! In between mouthfuls, we discussed […]

    July 13, 2016 by Dominic Prestidge

    Gin with a Grin

    At Strategy Collective, we love working with people in pursuit of a vision. For the last few months we have been working with David & Jo from BeGin Distilling developing their new […]

    December 23, 2015 by Charlotte McIsaac

    HR Conference 2015

    Two days filled with lavish lunches and yummy snacks, plus a quick getaway to the big smoke (Auckland), weren’t the only draw cards for me in wanting to attend the […]

    August 7, 2015 by Trish Cox

    90 Days in New Plymouth

    Just 90 Days ago I moved to New Plymouth from the ‘un cool’ city, the Tron, to join the creative team at Strategy Collective. It amazed me how easy everything […]

    October 25, 2014 by Sophie Braggins

    Happy + Healthy = Productive

    We at Strategy Collective have not been the greatest campaigners of a healthy workplace of late. Viruses and bugs have had us resorting to lemon, honey and ginger drink binges, […]