How to get your foot in the HSE door…

As New Zealand’s leading Health, Safety and Environmental Recruitment Specialists, we get lots of enquiries regarding “how to get into HSE” as a career. Everyone has to start somewhere as we all did and so here are some tips that may help you on your way. Qualifications – What’s good and what’s not? All qualifications

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Alison’s Running Journey to 42km….

So knocking on 50’s door this year and always one for a challenge. I remember running the 400 metres as a kid and kicking my bum with my feet as running so fast! Then I remember running cross country at 14 and preferring to have a fag while the others doubled back and I followed

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Health and safety leadership guide – Resource

If you’re running your own business, chances are you know it’s your responsibility to keep your people safe – but what exactly does that mean? Managing health and safety is about identifying the risks and hazards in your business and having a plan that everyone follows, to minimise those risks. You’ve invested too much in

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Health and Safety Reform Bill update – 28/10/14

Latest update 28th October 2014. The following information is a regular overview update of the key parts of the Bill as introduced to Parliament, to help you understand some of its key concepts. This will help ensure you’re prepared for when the law comes into effect in 2015. That won’t be before April next year

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Qualifications rule

ALISON GILL says the market increasingly demands specialist OHS qualifications. Demand for competent health and safety practitioners (including occupational health nurses) has changed positively over the last five years. Pike River has led to board level reviews of governance and risk management practice, and this has seen a slow increase in the number of newly

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Preparing a killer cover letter

A covering letter is a document that is specifically written to the Recruitment Agency or Employer in reference to the job that you are applying for. The purpose of the letter is to excite and encourage the recipient to read your resume to ultimately result in a meeting. It is an “Executive Summary”, and is

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How to prepare a killer resume

One that will take the bite out of the competition! With the right direction and guidance, preparing a resume can be very simple and easy. It does not have to detail your complete life history, nor does it need to be too complex. So stop putting it off and start by reading our guide on

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7 top interview tips

1. Practice Practice answering interview questions and practice your responses to the typical job interview questions and answers most employers ask. Think of actual examples you can use to describe your skills. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote your candidacy. Also have a list of your own questions to ask

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