Forward Thinking Senior Advisors

Posted by on 20 February 2015 | Comments

Te Puni Kokiri has evolved from the initial signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the forming of The Protectorate Department which eventually morphed into the Department of Native Affairs which became the Department of Maori Affairs. From 1840 until today there have been many name changes and many different goals, some more worthy than others. Although history is significant and important, the difference is the vision of today and the focus now.

comment(s) | Read the full post

2015 - Up and Racing

Posted by on 15 January 2015 | Comments

Whether it's their first or second week back at the coal-face, the team have hit the ground running.  Chatting with consultants in both Wellington and Auckland the theme is pretty similar; it certainly seems that all specialties are busy with a number of roles either active, in the pipeline or both. 

comment(s) | Read the full post

Eye For Detial...And Other CV Don'ts

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | Comments

You want your CV noticed by recruiters and prospective employers for all the right reasons so go that extra mile to cut out the grammatical errors, spelling errors and a few other 'pet peeves' that just won't endear your CV to any of the people you are hoping to impress.

comment(s) | Read the full post

Housing Reform - A Chance to Make A Difference

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | Comments

April 2014 brought the dawn of a new 'Affordable Housing' policy that spelt not only the end of Housing New Zealand's 'House For Life' policy but also a new age and attitude in terms of how housing will be allocated and by whom.  The old system was, in its attempt to give aid and assistance, simply entrenching individuals, families and generations in a cycle of poverty that gave no opportunity to move away from dependence on state housing.

comment(s) | Read the full post

Harassment - Are You Guilty?

Posted by on 18 November 2014 | Comments

The resignation of CERA boss, Roger Sutton, has some questioning their own behaviour and possibly, the behaviour of their bosses and colleagues within the workplace. 

comment(s) | Read the full post

Is Your Star on the Rise?

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | Comments

Do you aspire to be a part of a large national public relations, marketing and communications company?  Have you ever dreamt of a company that practises an integrated and collaborative approach geographically as well as across all disciplines?

It so happens that Bernadette Sharkey-Burns has found this elusive company and in turn they have requested we find them an elusive someone…

…this person is after the next step in their career, they seek challenges and opportunity. Focused on growing and developing their career they have already gained experience within a variety of projects, which would include technology, public awareness and industry associations, all the while utilising their social media, media relations and excellent writing skills and expertise. This talented rising star will have a focus on delivering to the highest level with an ability to build and manage client relationships and bring their own brand of energy to an already energetic team environment.

As stated above, our client seeks a seriously special and stand out individual, however, be reminded that this Senior Account Manager role is with an industry leader - the fact is special people make a company that extra bit special and our client is a stand out in that regard.

If you have at least four years agency experience and believe your star is on the rise then Bernadette Sharkey-Burns would love to hear from you on 04 4996161 for a confidential chat.   

comment(s) | Read the full post

The Job Market Post Election

Posted by on 14 October 2014 | Comments

With the election now over the market nationally is gaining pace. Richard Bayly from Seek says, "New Zealand job ad's are up 10% since July 2013 with solid growth nationally over 2014." Business confidence remains high over the country with the key drivers being agriculture, construction and real estate.

comment(s) | Read the full post

Play a Part in Shaping a City

Posted by on 24 September 2014 | Comments

Who are the people who have the ability to make a difference to the very shape, feel and heart of a city? This is not simply about how a city functions but in how that city will evolve for generations to come. These are the people who dream of breathing life into a vision, who understand that they have the ability to impact on thousands and thousands of lives – every single day.

Upper Hutt City Council has a vision which is plainly spelt out in their mission statement;
“To enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support and services to the community.”

To be an integral part of the team that breathes life into this mission statement you will be an experienced Planning Policy Manager or a Senior Planner who is ready to take a step up in your career. It goes without saying you will have a good breadth of technical knowledge and will be highly experienced in all aspects of the RMA. If you have a passion for immersing yourself into highly visible and valuable projects and are committed to your professional and personal development, you already have a huge amount of common ground with Upper Hutt City Council.  

Upper Hutt City Council seeks a planning professional with the required technical knowledge, critical thinking, highly developed analytical skills and more importantly a passion, drive and creativity to use the available tools and resources to build an energetic and flourishing community.

This role is all about being a part of something that you can take pride in.  Upper Hutt City Council is a short and easy commute from Wellington, (if you live in the city you would be going against the flow of traffic each way!), offers free parking to the successful candidate and a supportive and inclusive team environment.

If you would like to know more please contact Bernadette Sharkey-Burns or Hayley Hollobon on 04 499 6161 for a confidential discussion.

comment(s) | Read the full post

5 Take Aways From Arianna Huffington

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | Comments

 Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, an author of a number of books and celebrated columnist.  Her news and blog site, The Huffington Post, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for national reporting.  

comment(s) | Read the full post

Employee Engagement

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | Comments

I was at a conference on Wednesday and I thought it was worth sharing this gem from Maslow.

comment(s) | Read the full post