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  • Employee experience is more than just hiring the best people

    Samantha Gadd, the successful business owner of Humankind, talks about the important elements for attracting great employees.

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  • How automation will enhance the importance of human capital

    Samantha Gadd, one of our From Risk to Reward panellists in Auckland and the successful business owner of Humankind, talks about how automation will impact human capital.

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  • Are we confident enough?

    Suncorp New Zealand’s research earlier this year showed that 25% of respondents think New Zealand businesses lack ambition. Do you agree?

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  • Hiring or training: How do you find the right people?

    In our research, having people with the right skill set was identified by 87% of businesses as a key factor that supports or hinders business success – the highest response on any factor. But is it better to ‘buy’ skill, or to make it?

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  • Mixing urgency with good decision making

    Making good decisions fast is often critical for business success, but many business owners are worried that speed hinders their ability to make good choices.

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  • Is New Zealand really that risk-averse?

    Suncorp New Zealand’s recent research implied that New Zealanders aren’t keen to take on risks – but I respectfully disagree.

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  • Is our 'Number 8 Wire' mentality holding New Zealand back?

    We pride ourselves on an innovative, 'Number 8 Wire' mentality. But if 58% of businesses believe that we’ll lose that culture through growth, could the idea that growth stifles innovation be holding our SMEs back?

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  • What motivates New Zealanders: success - or passion?

    78% of NZ businesses value work life balance more than growth – but what’s really motivating us?

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  • Suncorp New Zealand research shows Christchurch businesses lead New Zealand's attitude to risk

    A Suncorp New Zealand survey has revealed that Christchurch businesses are more confident about taking risks than the rest of the country.

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  • Enabling growth through company culture

    Nearly half of our survey respondents believed that it’s hard for larger businesses to retain company culture. How can we build business cultures that will thrive through growth?

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