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HRINZ Weekly Wrap-up 3 August – 9 August

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HRINZ Weekly Wrap-up 3 August – 9 August

From our desks to your screen, here is the week that was for the HRINZ Office Team.

August is here which means it’s only a matter of weeks until the NZ HR Conference kicks off. In fact, this time in three weeks it will be almost all over for another year which is pretty hard to believe! If you want to join us for the Conference, but have been a bit tardy in booking, there’s only a few days left to register so you’d better get your skates on!

If you’re based in Wellington and really can’t make it to the Conference (despite your best efforts of course!), then do make sure you come on down to the TSB Arena on either Thursday or Friday (27th or 28th) to check out the Expo. There’s 46 exhibitors attending, showcasing a range of the latest HR tools and services designed to help you improve productivity, engagement, wellbeing and, of course, to make your life just that little bit easier! Now, whilst that should be enough to get you along, I feel it would be remiss not to also mention the awesome selection of prizes on offer. Here in the office we’ve been collecting a list of what exhibitors are giving away on their stands, and I can tell you, you’ll want to be in to win! If only HRINZ staff could enter…

Now anyone can just turn up on the day to take a look at the Expo but I would also suggest that you plan your visit ahead so that you can attend one of the free 30 minute Expo seminars that are on offer. You can check out the huge range of topics on the Conference website – there’s sure to be something in there for everyone.

Finally if it’s networking you’re after, then maybe the Strategic Pay Networking Hour (Thursday, 27 August 5.10pm) is the thing for you. Browse the Expo stands and enjoy a drink while mixing and mingling with delegates, speakers and exhibitors. This function is also absolutely free, so why wouldn’t you come along? If you’d like to see exactly who will be exhibiting this year, then check out the Conference website or the Expo guide printed in the recently published Aug/Sept issue of HumanResources. It hopefully arrived in your letterbox sometime this week.

In other news, if you’re Auckland based and partial to reading the paper with your weekend brunch, then you may have noticed our very own Chris Till appearing in the Weekend Herald last week. Chris wrote an opinion piece on putting the human back into HR, and it has received a fantastic response. Chris is delighted that it resonated with so many of you and is looking forward to making a real difference in this space during his time with HRINZ. If you haven’t yet seen the article, you can check it out here.

There’s probably not a lot else to share with you all this week. The team are just beavering away in the background, preparing for what the next few weeks has in store for us including Board meetings, BPAG meetings, Conference, Expo…and the list goes on!

Have a wonderful, warm weekend HRINZers, I’ll be back on the 21st with one final wrap-up before the Conference kicks off.

Until then,

Gabby