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The latest BCI Horizon Scan Report looks at trends of incidents faced by organizations over the past year, the top threats, their impacts and the cost of disruptions, with COVID-19 having a big part to play Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);New Zealand’s construction boom means contractors are busier than ever, but throw in the demands of tax time, and running a small business in the construction sector quickly becomes a juggling act, says Fergus job management software founder Dan Pollard While the end of the financial year can add to your workload, it is also an opportunity to get a detailed picture of your business and put healthy financial habits in place that will save you from repeating mistakes in the future. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);A year on from our first national lockdown, it appears we are working more hours for less money, says Frog Recruitment’s general manager Shannon Barlow Working longer for less is a hangover from the new way people had to learn to work during the lockdowns. Continue →
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Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive, Peter Silcock, asks us to consider two situations: in the first, Contractor A wins a local government tender to construct a local road or water pipe Charles Fairbairn – Local Government Magazine New Zealand Their bid offers to complete the project at the lowest price by a good 10 per cent. Continue →
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Infrastructure bids and tenders are always competitive with national and international construction companies competing for a piece of the pie Compiling a bid submission with the necessary information, supported by documentation and exhibits which are demonstrative of the expertise and capability of the tendering party for a large infrastructure project requires:- Consideration to be given as to whether the tender is suitable and profitable for the company. Continue →
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Labour’s commitment to replace the RMA means there is now agreement across the major parties to reform our most contentious piece of legislation, says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director Hamish Glenn Regardless of who wins this month’s election, the new Government will move forward with replacing the Resource Management Act (RMA). Continue →
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Achieving outcomes has become the great new aspiration of public policy says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director Hamish Glenn Outcomes are neither new nor different than things we’ve always wanted – higher incomes, cleaner environment, longer, healthier and more meaningful lives, to name a few. Continue →
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When you post job opportunities, some listings are snapped up quickly by eager jobseekers, whereas others can linger for months on end on job-boards To find out which positions take the longest to be filled, Resume.io monitored thousands of job roles available in each industry to determine which jobs take the longest to fill in the UK, and which are the quickest. Continue →
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The Covid-19 pandemic will pass, and relatively quickly, but life will never be the same, which may not be such a bad thing Michael Liebreich – BloombergNEF For a time the world will be in recovery mode, and then the time will come when life will once again feel normal. Continue →
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Leading cyber risk journal Recorded Future has investigated how threat actors are using the global disruptions caused by COVID-19 to further their cyber threat activities The emergence of coronavirus disease has also originated a new cybersecurity threat, igniting a bevy of COVID-19-themed phishing lures and newly registered COVID-19-related domains. Continue →
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An idea that sparked a global rethink of the working life and the future of work is told in a new book published this month   New Zealand company Perpetual Guardian sparked global media fascination with its flexible work model after it successfully trialled and implemented the four-day week, resulting in a 20% lift in employee productivity, a 27% reduction in work stress levels, and a 45% increase in employee work-life balance. Continue →
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) quarterly Construction and Infrastructure Surveys continue to show that while construction and infrastructure workloads have increased growth across New Zealand, an acute skill shortage is creating bottlenecks that threaten the viability of the sector New Zealand needs a skilled, sustainable construction workforce to ensure the sector has the people it needs now and into the future, with estimates that the construction industry will need an extra 50,000 workers by 2022. Continue →
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Virtual reality technology is being used to boost training and employment opportunities in New Zealand within the construction sector The Ministry of Social Development has partnered with Joy Business Academy (JBA) to develop the Skills for Industry Virtual Reality Training and Employment Tool to improve opportunities for jobseekers and employers in the construction sector, upskilling people any time and anywhere. Continue →
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New Zealand is currently under the leadership of a coalition Government with a staunch focus on wellbeing, and business and industry need to understand how this focus changes the way they should assess their bottom line and their general contribution to the domestic economy Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF) encompasses the ‘four capitals’ – natural, human, social, and financial/physical – which affect our wellbeing as a nation and as a citizenry. Continue →
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Future business people and construction workers can get a taste of what it’s like to build their own company with the launch of Construction Tycoon, the latest in a series of educational games aimed at growing interest in industries with skills shortages Created by Joy Business Academy, the Tycoon series has the backing of partners including Microsoft, Xero, Ministry of Social Development, Fletcher Building, BDO and Building Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). Continue →
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