Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 17th May 2013

In this issue

A first-of-its-kind Deloitte survey of Kiwi CFOs shows them inching towards confidence: albeit very carefully… March quarter Household Labour Force Survey ignites call for action to address Kiwi youngsters’ lack of employable skills… Uncertain times fail to dampen trust in business leaders… Read more »

CFOs edge towards cautious confidence

Caution is still the watchword for many NZ chief financial officers (CFOs) despite rising levels of confidence. That’s according to Deloitte’s inaugural New Zealand CFO survey which draws on the insights of close to 100 CFOs from range of locations, industries and business sizes. Read more »

Survey sparks call to lift youth employment

BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly is calling for more action to help young people gain employable skills. Statistics NZ’s just-released March quarter Household Labour Force Survey shows two percent lift in youth employment. While this is “positive” result, O’Reilly says it also underscores the “paramount” need for more focus to be put on helping young people gain the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment. Read more »

Managers still win trust

Employees continue to trust managers and leaders despite uncertain times, according to the latest L.E.A.D. (Leadership Employment and Direction) Survey. Andrew Henderson, CEO of Leadership Management Australasia (LMA), the organisation behind the annual surveys, says levels of trust have held steady or in some cases strengthened in the past year. Read more »

Employees push for training as economy rises

Savvy employers could benefit big time from helping employees get the training

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