May 1, 2013

Cruelty to retailers?

Over a fifth of people who own a mobile phone confess to “showrooming” or visiting a store to examine a product with the intention of buying it elsewhere, according to TNS’ Mobile Life study 2013.

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Enter the Drucker challenge

Students, managers, entrepreneurs and artists under the age of 35 have until July 1 to submit their entries for this year’s Drucker Challenge. At stake is a free ticket to the annual Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna on November 14 and 15.

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Kiwi lifestyles take toll on environment

Food production and consumption could be easy targets for reducing how much of our resources we use in New Zealand. A newly-released New Zealand Footprint Project report attributes 56 percent of the country’s resource use to the way we produce, distribute and consume our food and beverages.

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Mobiles rule okay

New Zealanders almost doubled the amount of mobile data they used in 2012, says Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale, as we continue to hike our use of smartphones and other mobile devices. This is the second year in a row we’ve doubled mobile data usage.

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Report underscores value of emotional support

Employers undervalue the significance of providing emotional support to their employees: especially during restructuring. This, and other findings, stems from a recent Choice Career Services global survey of career transition professionals in 15 OECD countries to determine universal trends in outplacement.

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Who wants to work where?

Interesting job content, a competitive salary and employee benefits make media the most desired industry to work in, according to the latest annual Randstad Award employer branding research.

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