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Focus on Retention or Embrace Turnover? Discuss

It is a little surprising that the employee turnover in the legal profession pretty much matches the national average. Conventional wisdom would have that turnover of professionals would be lower than average and lawyers are no exception, having typically studied for many years, struggled to get that first step on the ladder as a graduate […]

Reports of the death of the CV are greatly exaggerated!

While lawyers spend a good deal of their time preparing and presenting documents for their clients and the courts, one set of paperwork where there tends to be a lack of clear focus is the professional curriculum vitae. In much the same way that the plumber’s taps leak, the builder’s house is in disrepair and […]

Is Auckland Losing Its Lustre?

Amongst all the usual focus on the future that each new year brings, there is also plenty of reflection on the year that has just ended. In some aspects of life that can broad reflection that leads to resolutions about health, mindfulness and family etc. For most businesses it has to be more precise than […]

Advice for so-called ‘second jobbers’

Long gone are the days when someone stayed with the same company for a whole career and at any given time over 50% of New Zealand workers will have been in their current job for less than 18 months. This is partly due to the overall trend for more contract work and flexible working, but […]