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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Understanding the RIGHT things to do in a business

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 10th, 2019.      0 comments

panic-456Understanding the RIGHT things to do in a business is of critical importance. Business guidance from Alliotts in Auckland can help prioritise where you should allocate your time for the biggest impact.
 

What's Important to Your Team

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 13th, 2019.      0 comments

success-182Managing people is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Team development issues can have a real impact on your business reputation, client retention and profit. Here's how you put a system in place to listen to your team and use their feedback to make real changes to your business.
 

The CFO - A Vital Role in the Cockpit of Your Business

Written by Greg Millar on May 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

Screenshot 2019-05-02 08We explain the role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and why it is important in a business. Best practices in managing your accounting function are listed as well as ideas on appointing a Virtual CFO to ensure strategic oversight of your finances.
 

Business processes

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 17th, 2018.      0 comments

cogsMost businesses follow processes, some deliberately and some subconsciously. But what about DESTROYING processes?
 

Business performance

Written by Mike Barnes on November 26th, 2018.      0 comments

Mike Barnes-15Jack and Dianne earn a comfortable income from the business but are concerned that things have struggled to grow in the last 18 months. Read guest blogger Mike Barnes' take on their situation.
 

5 hiring tips

Written by Greg Millar on November 12th, 2018.      0 comments

hiring-409Bringing on new people is one of the most challenging and significant things you can do in your business. Your people are the heartbeat of your business. The values, skills and experiences they bring are the pinnacles to keeping your customers loyal to your business.
 

Effective onboarding

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

employees-352With steady change and competition, business owners are facing more and more challenges as they look to hire. With the right resources and proper processes, read how this struggle can be avoided.
 

3 drivers of strategy

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 1st, 2018.      0 comments

chess strategy-550Our article explains the 3 core elements that drive strategy and how you can get them into your business.
 

Business performance excellence

Written by Greg Millar on September 24th, 2018.      0 comments

Screenshot 2018-09-12 13What can we business owners learn from America's military fighter pilots? Read on to find out about this extraordinary training session at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.

 

Succession planning

Written by Greg Millar on June 18th, 2018.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240We understand the complexity and nuances of succession planning. We work with you to create a customised approach, unique to your business and your goals for retirement. And, while succession may be far in the future for you, the time to start building the systems to facilitate a successful handover is right now.

 

Leading Millennials

Written by Greg Millar on June 4th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Millennials are ready to take on the world. How do we lead the new breed of employee effectively?

Their parents and teachers told them they can do it - they can. Encourage - don't squash them or contain them.
 

Trust your team

Written by Greg Millar on May 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

dive-571Letting go and delegating projects to team members can be a daunting task, but it’s the only way to progress. Learn how to go about providing greater responsibilities to your team members to create a more productive, engaged, competent and confident team.

 

2018 Newmarket Business Awards

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

newmarket bus assoc logo-751Alliotts are a Finalist in the Best Small / Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) category at this year’s Newmarket Business Awards in Auckland.
 

Better team engagement

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 16th, 2018.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As team engagement continues to grow and challenge managers, mastering the concept of it has become more and more of a primary focus within the business industry. Learn and understand these eight pointers to effectively improve your team engagement.
 

Successfully Manage Your Team

Written by Greg Millar on March 26th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174As a business owner, managing your team may be the most impactful and challenging task you face. 

Like all the other aspects of your business, success requires creating a system. So what should that system look like?
 

Jill celebrates 20 years with Alliotts!

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Jill Roberston-397Last week we got to take a few moments to mark a special team anniversary.

Chartered Accountant and Practice Manager Jill Peach celebrated 20 years with Alliotts!

Topics: accounting , talent, team
 

Alliotts team building taken to whole new level

Written by Greg Millar on February 26th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174The Alliotts team swapped ‘office casual’ for fatigues last week to take part in Action Matakana’s Obstacle Course, needless to say we're sore, but in a good way.
Topics: Performance , team
 

Hire For Culture, Train For Skills

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 24th, 2017.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240If you assess cultural fit throughout your recruitment process, you will ensure you hire people who will become fantastic in their new roles.  This will certainly help drive long-term growth and success for your business.
 

Fresh eyes on NZ recruitment

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 9th, 2017.      0 comments

interview-299Just how widespread is CV Cheating and what can you do about it?
 

Lyall Brown welcomes retirement in December

Written by Greg Millar on November 4th, 2016.      0 comments

champagneSPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

All the team at Alliott NZ heartily congratulate Lyall Brown on his forthcoming retirement and wish him and wife Lin all the very best.