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2021-11-26

8 Recruitment Myths for Job Seekers That May Surprise You

By Drake Editorial Team

Finding a job isn’t always easy. There are a lot of myths around the recruitment industry that have spread like wildfire online. It makes it increasingly difficult to figure out facts from fiction. At Drake New Zealand, we’re here to debunk some myths that you may have heard during you job search.

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2021-11-15

Six Steps to Maximise Productivity

By Drake Editorial Team

Employee talent and efficiency determines the pace and growth of an organisation. Whether you have tens, hundreds, or thousands of staff, they are critical resources that must be carefully hired and managed for optimum productivity. The truth is, it doesn’t matter how many resources you have, if you don’t know how to utilise or maximise them, it will never be enough.

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2021-10-21

Six Tips to Build Inclusiveness with Remote Workers

By Drake Editorial Team

Personality characteristics play an important role in individual and team performance. They are the mortar that holds the team together and the chisel that tears them apart. For those working remotely, personality plays an even more crucial role. 

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2021-09-29

Is Negativity Wearing You Down?

By Michelle McQuaid

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a negativity vortex?  Something challenging happens at work, or you make a mistake, and before you know it, you’ve lost hours – and sometimes days – worrying about the potential fall-out as you recycle your negative thoughts over and over again, only to later discover that almost none of those fears came to fruition. 

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2021-09-02

6 Steps to Changing your Wellbeing

By Michelle McQuaid

Are you full of good intentions that you’re finding hard to turn into actions when it comes to improving your wellbeing?  Let’s be honest, while it may be relatively straightforward to try and move more, eat better, and go to bed earlier if it was easy to consistently pull these actions off we’d all be thriving.  But we’re not.  So why is it so hard to do the simple things that are good for us?

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2021-08-25

3 Ways to Turn Self-Criticism Into Self-Compassion

By Michelle McQuaid

Do you ever hear a little voice chattering away in your head that fills you with self-doubt? Perhaps you’ve heard it saying “You’re not good enough,” “You’re so lazy,” or even “You’re such an idiot.” It’s the voice of self-criticism that says things to you that you would never dare say to anyone else. You’ve gotten so used to it trying to drive you forward or keep you safe that now you’re afraid to tell it to knock it off. I call it my "mean girl" voice. Between you and me, she can be vicious.

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