Gen Y Career Paths Still Being Mapped

The career paths of Generation Y Kiwis (Gen Y) appear to be a work in progress. New research released today by SEEK has shown that while 61% of Gen Y are currently working, over half of these are not yet working in their chosen industry, with 25% yet to even decide which field they want […]

Seek Accounting Data

Review of April Accounting Data.

The 266 to Hammersmith

Last month I got my New Zealand Citizenship after living and working here for 10 years.. about time you could say. And you’d be correct This terrific ceremony in Central Auckland celebrated 409 people becoming citizens of this great nation – each one of us with a story to tell as to why we’d chosen […]

Treading a Pathway for future CFO’s

This week saw the 2nd gathering of a networking group of talented up-and-coming accountants at Farrow Jamieson’s offices – ‘Pathway to CFO’. This was an initiative of mine to try and give developing commercial accountants the benefit of the experiences of existing CFO’s in terms of career development in working your way up to a […]

Time to Spam the Linkedin HR Managers

Watch out for Linkedin HR Managers! Well obviously not all of them, just the spam merchants based offshore. Unfortunately for the legitimate Human Resources managers who are attempting to build their networks on Linkedin, there is a scourge occurring. Over the last month I suddenly started getting half a dozen invitations a day from HR […]

Customer Service NZ vs Australia

Customer Service Last week I spent a few days in Australia. Specifically Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast/Noosa. Several things stood out for me. The Australian economy, which will be the subject of another blog, and customer service. This blog is about service. Customer service. Giving the customer what they want. Giving the customer more than […]