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  • Here at Milford, we’ve moved from being focused on employee engagement, to how we can get everyone involved in continuously improving our business. We aren’t concerned with just “how do you feel” - we’re actually getting to the underlying information that helps to strategically steer the organisation.

    “When you make it everyone's job to drive the business forward, you get more a more involved and fulfilled team. That’s what we’ve realised since using AskYourTeam.”

    Across the energy sector, there’s been a cultural shift over the last decade. At Contact Energy, that meant an overhaul of processes and leadership around health and safety. The result? A huge change in organisational culture.

    “Our people are more empowered to make their own decisions, and assess risk - without the fear of blame or judgement if things go wrong.”

    “AskYourTeam allowed Oil Intel to easily distinguish what areas employees felt needed to be improved.

    AskYourTeam enabled us to pinpoint those areas that were most important to our people”

    Read how Smith&Smith achieved better productivity and business performance by taking the guesswork out of leadership.

    “As a leader I don’t guess anymore. I know exactly what to focus on to get the biggest improvements out of my team.”

    Read how Swanndri built a more collaborative workplace and accelerated their growth curve with AskYourTeam.

    “It allows for everyone to have an equal voice, not just management or the vocal few.”

    Learn how the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce built a culture of continuous improvement with AskYourTeam.

    “It reinforces that continuous improvement is a really important part of any business.”

    Find out how Pipfruit NZ built a more confident and connected membership with AskYourTeam.

    “I haven’t found any other system that offers a more comprehensive methodology to survey our members.”

  • 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends - Report Summary

    Wednesday, 10 July 2019

    The Deloitte 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report identifies the major trends in business and employment over the last year. The key findings from this report are that it’s now more important than ever for companies to have a clear vision of where they want to be in 10 years.

    The ongoing development of technology is causing the world of business to change at a rapid rate. Leaders and managers need to support their organisations in having a robust and flexible approach when it comes to change. This means having a clear vision of where the business should be in the future. Three areas highlighted as most important are; the future of the workforce, the future of organisations and the future of HR.

    Future of the workforce

    The once ‘alternative’ workforce made up of contractors, remote workers and ‘gig’ style employee has now become mainstream. As the digital nature of the workforce increases and companies grow from local to global, the competition for talent has escalated. This means holding on to great talent where you can find it - whether it be in your office, or on the other side of the world.

    In the coming years, companies will have to embrace the digital realities that have already come to fruition. That is; more workers will be remote and choosing contracting over full-time employment. For companies wanting to ensure their ongoing success and retention of great talent - this means learning how to harness the power of these ‘alternative’ workers, because seeing them as a temporary relationship isn’t going to cut it anymore. Managers need to plan for how these workers can fit into their long term business strategy.

    Future of organisations

    One of the biggest challenges highlighted in 2019 was the need for employees to feel connected to their work on an emotional level. It is an increasing trend that employees are looking for inspiration and meaning in their everyday jobs. This doesn’t just include connection to the organisation - it’s a broader sense of purpose and sense of and connection to society as a whole. There is a great opportunity now for managers to embrace this - and create a culture where their employees have a “human” experience rather than just an “employee” experience.

    Overall business performance has been linked to increased teamwork. There are now many companies shifting towards team-based work and rewards, instead of the traditional organisational hierarchy and command and control mindsets. Not only does working in teams create a robust culture, and drive innovation and idea generation, it also allows for cross-organisational communication. It also highlights a need for current and upcoming leaders to be educated on how best to manage an organisation which has a heavy ‘team work’ culture.

    The future of HR

    The ways in we search for talent have changed. This means using technologies like AI to support the recruiting process. But instead of relying on technology as the hero of HR, companies must utilise technology in a way that supports their systems, rather than seeing it as a stand-alone solution. This includes HR platforms for employee feedback, talent acquisition, and employee productivity.

    As the quest for great talent becomes more difficult, organisations must open their minds to how they can mobilise their own talent more effectively. Many employees are already open to the idea of changing their jobs within the same companies, so it’s up to the organisation to support this, if they want to retain their quality talent.

    By the numbers


    • 64% of full-time workers want a ‘side hustle’ to earn more money
    • By 2020 the number of self-employed workers in the US will be 42 million
    • Growth in freelancing the UK outpaced the growth in employment overall
    • 84% of Deloitte's respondents rated ‘employee experience’ as an important issue
    • 31% of these people also said they operate mostly in teams at their workplace

    These key findings should be at the forefront of every manager's mind. With technology drastically altering the pace of HR, systems are needed to ensure employees are across every step of their companies future direction. The AskYourTeam system allows for cross-organisational feedback on any chosen area of your business. Company directors and team leaders can create a unique set of questions that uncover even the smallest of issues within the business. This clearly establishes a priority list for areas that have been identified as problematic, or less than desirable. In a dynamic organisation, the ability to gather real-time opinions on company processes or culture, straight from the employees - is invaluable.

  • Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2019 Report

    An intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues is forcing HR and business leaders to learn to lead the social enterprise - and reinvent their organizations around a human focus.

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    Diversity & Inclusion: Anonymity key to overcoming unconscious bias

    Diversity and inclusion are priorities for every HR pro today, but too often we shy away from conversations about the biggest barrier to creating more inclusive organisations - unconscious bias.

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    Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2017 Report

    Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey of leaders from around the world identifies the critical trends shaping the HR agenda.

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    Becoming Irresistible: A New Model for Employee Engagement 

    Josh Bersin, Principal with Deloitte Consulting, on why the traditional employee engagement survey - devoid of modern, actionable solutions - has passed its used-by date. 

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    AskYourTeam for Business

    We analysed the world’s top leadership models to understand what the most successful businesses have in common. Then we built an independently-verified system to help you get to the heart of how your business is doing in each of these make-or-break areas. Find out how AskYourTeam generates breakthroughs in business performance.

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    AskYourTeam for the Public Sector

    We’ve created a system especially for public sector organisations that assesses performance against the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) and Leadership Success Profile (LSP) models. Find out how you can take your organisation from good to great with AskYourTeam for the Public Sector. 

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    AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations 

    No matter the industry or the size, all membership organisations face similar challenges around growth, retention, and nurturing active involvement from their members. Find out how you can create a voice for your members with AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations. 


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    AskYourTeam for Local Government

    In consultation with EquiP, we've developed a system especially for New Zealand’s Local Government sector. AskYourTeam for Local Government optimises the underpinning processes of the Local Government Excellence Programme. Download the ebook to find out how AskYourTeam can transform your council.

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