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Here you will find blogs from The Icehouse team and guest contributors with fresh content posted all the time across a wide range of topics.
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Networking: The lost art of business?

Remember old-school networking? Meeting people, shaking hands and sharing business cards and entrepreneurial stories and building up long-lasting relationships?

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How to grow your team, and how to know if you’re ready to!

Are you an owner-manager looking to recruit? Maybe you’re a family business searching for expertise outside the family circle for the first time, or a start-up who’s growing ...

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People and Culture Matter: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Business Results

I am often asked “What should I do around people and culture that will help grow my business?”. It’s a great question because for many businesses their investment in people ...

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7 Myths of Flexible Working, Busted

The demand for flexible working conditions is a growing trend in New Zealand, and with benefits linked to increased productivity and happier staff, it’s no wonder a growing ...

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Four Tips for Effective Recruitment in a Candidate-Driven Market

Having the right talent in your organisation is critical to its success. People continue to be the most valuable asset, so you need to ensure you are hiring the best ones.

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Jack McQuire: Young Employees in New Zealand

Jack McQuire is the Network Manager for Ice Angels. Being 21 years old, he can give us a first-hand insight into the young New Zealand job seeker. We sat down with Jack to ...

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Developing Your People: Best Practices for Building a Stronger Team

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way managers and senior leaders have been investing in their employees within the workplace. The culture of ...

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The Importance of Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Your Workplace

Employment Relations Consultants, Paul Diver and Associates, share their insights on the importance of workplace mediation and conflict resolution - what does the process ...

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The Art of Keeping Your Employees

Without a doubt, the culture of developing people has become increasingly essential within the professional world. Businesses and employers alike are becoming all too ...

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The Importance of Sales Recruitment

Miles Valentine, founder of Sales Syndicate, talks about the importance of good recruitment  - how we can be better prepared, and what we really should know. 

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