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HRINZ Weekly Wrap-up 20 July – 26 July

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HRINZ Weekly Wrap-up 20 July – 26 July

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

Would it alarm you if I said that it’s August next week? Of course we all know that August always follows July, but the rate at which the months are flying by is surprising (at least to me and those I’ve been speaking with!). August is a busy month for the Head Office Team, and momentum is steadily building towards the 2015 NZ HR Conference and Expo in August.

On that subject, all plans are running nicely to schedule and it’s very exciting to see everything coming together after many months of preparation. With five weeks to go there’s still a lot more to be done, but it feels good to be getting to the business end of things! Early bird registration closed off last Thursday with a flurry of last minute activity from those eager to nab a spot for just $930, however, if you missed the boat on that one don’t panic! Registrations are still open until 13 August and standard tickets are only $1165 + GST for members, which is still a really affordable rate for an action-packed two day event, including a number of social functions.

IMG_1141Now everyone knows that all good Conferences come with a swag bag for delegates, and I’m pleased to announce that our stylish new conference delegate satchels arrived in the office just this morning! They look great, and now it’s up to the team in the office to form a working bee and fill them up with goodies…it’s a big job but someone’s got to do it!

Event 1Speaking of events, some of the team headed to the HRINZ Wellington Branch Quiz Night on Wednesday to represent Head Office. Christine, Michelle, Karan and I all had a lot of fun and while we didn’t come away victorious, we felt we put in a decent effort and finished up in the middle of the pack somewhere. We’d like to commend the Wellington Branch Committee for putting on such a well-run evening and it was great to see so many members taking part.

It was also fantastic to see 100 members join us for our free webinar with Dr Paul Wood on Wednesday. Paul is always such a knowledgeable and engaging presenter and we have already received excellent feedback on the webinar. 100 attendees is the maximum that we could allow to attend live, which means that we had a pretty large waitlist. However, if you didn’t make the cut but would like a copy of the recording then please email us and let us know. The same goes for the other four free webinars coming up, if you missed out on a spot, but would still like to hear it, then drop us a line.

Finally, on a bit of a sad note, the Head Office Team is losing a much loved member. Our fabulous Finance Manager, Vanessa, is heading off at the end of the month for some brand new adventures and while we wish her all the best, we will, of course, miss having her around the office. Vanessa was always ready for a laugh (or a song) and it won’t quite be the same without her.

So that’s about enough from me this week, I hope you have a wonderful weekend HRINZers, and I’ll see you again soon for another update as the countdown to the Conference begins!

Until then,

Gabby