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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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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.
 

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.
 

Alliott Group Partner Q&A

Written by Greg Millar on November 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Worldwide Board Member and EMEA Chair Giorgio Marcolongo explains what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received and, just as importantly, what he does when he's not working.
 

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.
 

The Power of Employee Feedback

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 23rd, 2018.      1 comments

7K0A0597-174There is nothing more powerful than emphasising the role your team plays in building a great business. If you want to build a successful business, invest your time, energy and resources in building a strong team.
 

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.
 

Testing times ahead

Written by Greg Millar on May 21st, 2018.      0 comments

interview-829Who really can afford the costs of making a hiring mistake these days, as well as the costs of separating mistakes from your business? The answer lies in extending your recruitment process and making it more reliable and accurate.

 

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
 

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?
 

Your business by design

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

race-341Most businesses are built by default – not by design.

Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes.

 

Struggling to find good staff or contractors? You’re not the only one!

Written by Anthony McIlroy on November 19th, 2015.      0 comments

consultant-885As the number rises of building consents issued, so does the demand for labour in the trades sector. When the time comes to replace or add to your head count you want to make sure you are getting the right people on the team. 

To give you a leg up we have prepared a five-step process to use when defining your questions and conducting an interview. To top it off we provide a list of common interview questions to extract the type of information you need to make an informed decision.

#helpingyoutradebetter
 

Getting bigger?

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 7th, 2015.      0 comments

hand-352-636If you decide to grow your business and get bigger by headcount and shareholders then the critical thing you need to remember is leverage.

There is no point bringing on another shareholder if you are not planning on growing your turnover and profit dramatically.

Don’t end up with too many chiefs and not enough profitability.