Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 26th August 2011

In this issue

Further evidence that the rural sector is driving the economic recovery comes from MAF data which shows big improvements in farm profitability… we reveal who the finalists are in this year’s survey of NZ’s Most Reputable Organisations… significant shortage in leadership and management skills has been uncovered… while other research suggests current recruitment procedures are failing, resulting in inadequate hires and lack of high performers.
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Making hay down on the farm

A significant – and welcome – lift in pastoral sector profitability, reported by MAF this week, is enabling farmers to restore bank balances, as Executive Update’s economic correspondent Bob Edlin reports.
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NZ’s Most Reputable Organisations

Finalists have been found in NZ Management’s Most Reputable Organisations survey which identifies this country’s reputation leaders in four categories: private sector companies, state-owned enterprises, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.
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Leadership near top of skills shortage list

While technical and trade skills are widely acknowledged as critical areas of skills shortage in Australia and New Zealand, new data from the Leadership, Employment and Direction (L.E.A.D.) Survey reveals that there is also significant skills shortage in leadership and management.
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How to win the battle for good talent

The numbers paint bleak picture for employers. Of every 10 employees, four are not good hires, eight aren’t engaged in their work and six are actively seeking new employment. These are the disturbing statistics from research undertaken by recruitment company Hudson.
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Employment growth takes breather

The trend of growth in employment has flattened out, according to the latest analysis by the Department of Labour’s research centre, but is expected to pick up moderate momentum again in the next three quarters.
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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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