Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 4th March 2011

In this week’s issue

How businesses can help with Christchurch’s recovery…  signs of pick-up in the use of contract executives… our shortage of executive talent will only get worse… while the role of accounting and finance managers is changing significantly.
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Is an earthquake disaster levy the way to go?

New Zealand is currently considering the merits of national disaster levy to help pay for the aftermath of last week’s tragic events in Christchurch. But before committing to such step, it’s worth taking breath and looking at the debate across the Tasman about such levy, says Executive Update economics correspondent Bob Edlin.
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How business can help with quake recovery

More than 30 Business NZ-affiliated industry groups met yesterday to exchange information on continuing earthquake relief efforts and undertook to spread the word that ‘business is open’ in Canterbury. Business NZ is co-ordinating relief contributions by business for those affected by the Christchurch quake.
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Pick up in use of contract executives

As the New Zealand economy slowly claws its way out of recession, not helped by the recent tragic events in Canterbury, contract executives will have role to play in helping businesses get up to speed again, number of recruitment industry executives say.
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Our talent shortage will only get worse

The much-awaited upswing in economic performance will bring with it the bittersweet pill of shortages in key areas of organisations’ talent pools, Deloitte survey of New Zealand employers has found. The findings indicate employers need to turn their minds to new strategies to allay problem which represents significant threat to growth prospects.
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Accounting & finance moves out of the backroom

Increasing governance responsibilities, ongoing regulatory reform and an unrelenting drive to improve the bottom line are resulting in shift in responsibilities within the accounting and finance management sector, according to Hudson study released this week.
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