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We have now finished the latest round of our seminars.  Please keep an eye out for our next round.

 

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LinkedIn – Wednesday 22nd July 2020:

Covid-19 Wage subsidy and temporary pay cuts – the financial implications on future holiday pay.

Many employees were provided with the wage subsidy, which may have lead to a reduction in pay over this period. While some employees, may have agreed to take a temporary cut in pay outside of this scheme.

Both options will have financial implications for when employees take leave.

There are two reasons why “in the hand” pay may reduce, depending on either what rate types the organisations uses, and/or the period in which leave is taken.

For further information, please download our article, from our HR Specialist Consultant Garry Little (CFHRINZ)

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LinkedIn – Monday 6th July 2020:

Sometimes it can be hard just knowing where to start. Here’s a few tips from us here at Probity Consulting:

🔸 Should I upgrade or replace?

You don’t always need to jump in and replace your existing system, in order to fix issues. A good question to ask first is “are you getting the most out of what you currently have?”

🔸 Take the time to review.

A great place to start is to review your current system. This will lead to better understanding of the key issues or so called ‘pain points’ of a system.

It then becomes clearer what your actual requirements are, and if an upgrade or replacement is the right solution.

🔸 How can Probity Consulting help?

Our expert consultants have years’ worth of experience at reviewing, upgrading and implementing new systems. They know how to get to the bottom of existing issues, and more importantly they know how to engage with the market, to ensure the solution will meet the specific needs of your business.

Specialising in Project Management, we can also support you all the way from a review, to search & selection, implementation and post-implementation auditing.

If you would like to find out more, please either send us a message on LinkedIn or call us on 04 499 6024.

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LinkedIn – Wednesday 8th June 2020:

We are very glad to be back in our offices, in both central Wellington and Auckland!🏙

While working at a distance had some positive benefits, we have been really excited and glad to be back in our office spaces over the past few weeks.

Some of us as individuals really do thrive on the day to day contact with others, creating energy from just being around other people and having creative sessions, where ideas are bounced around each other 💡.

There is also nothing better than being able to just stop by someone’s desk for a quick chat (work related or not), and managed of course with adequate social distancing!

 

LinkedIn – Wednesday 20th May 2020:

Budgeting in times of crisis 

A large number of finance teams around the country will currently be attempting to forecast the financial impact of Covid-19. Predicting the financial impacts of economic factors such as a potential decline in demand resulting from unemployment, conservative spending behaviours, the uncertainty of supply and the changing landscape of employment costs as working from home becomes more accepted.

Budgeting in times of crisis is extremely difficult and requires all organisations to become very agile in their planning and budgeting. Having the right tools to run and compare multiple budgeting scenarios adds significant benefit in times like these.

For more information on how to source and implement such highly flexible planning and forecasting tools, contact Barry Carruth Managing Director at Probity Consulting on 04 499 6024.

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LinkedIn – Monday 4th May 2020:

@home series with Barry Carruth Managing Director at Probity Consulting.

What has surprised you the most about working from home?

Despite the team suffering from isolation syndrome at some point, we have found that clients and our team are able to interact more than adequately from home, using the many digital tools available. In fact over the past three weeks we have engaged with one client and through a series of virtual workshop, involving a number of the client’s staff, we have been able to complete a request for proposal document for a new FMIS system. Similarly we have completed designs for three robots, as well as deploying two new robots into production remotely for two separate clients. All from the comfort of our own homes!

What steps have you taken to ensure the well-being of your staff?

We have found that running virtual stand-ups, virtual morning teas and regular calls into staff, especially those working from home alone, keeps the organisation connected and maintains morel.

What will you miss the most when returning to the office?

The five steps it currently takes me to reach the coffee machine!

 

LinkedIn – Thursday 23rd April 2020:

Will Covid-19 forever change how we work and live?

The enforced lockdown has necessitated people to learn how to meet, shop and socialise in a different way. The question is how many of these newly acquired behaviours will remain after the lockdown is over (level 0). I suspect that many of them will. I have had clients already talking about reviewing their travel behaviours and budgets, as people have learnt to become more accepting of video conferencing. People who had previously shunned on-line shopping, have learnt to adapt and having made that first initial foray into the online world, will likely continue to use it. One organisation we work with closely has had a staggering increase in on-line trade, with many new customers setting up accounts with them.

Yes: I expect the world will not be the same. This could be the beginning of an evolution of the digital age.

Barry Carruth Managing Director at Probity Consulting  

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