Ep. 19 | Amanda Nicolle – An industry partnership with government to address skill & labour shortages

Oct162019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 16 Oct 2019 | Ep.19 – An industry partnership with government to address skill and labour shortages In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Amanda Nicolle – Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development. Amanda leads an MSD initiative to…

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Our team at HERA is growing!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve had two new team members join HERA this month – Innovation Centre Manager, Greg Buckley, and Research Engineer, Hafez Taheri. They both bring a unique set of skills and diverse thinking to our HERA team fabric, and we’re excited to see the positive contributions that they’ll bring to our…

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Are engineers behind the times when it comes to intercultural training?

Surprisingly, this appears to be the case according to research recently released. An interdisciplinary team involving researchers with backgrounds in engineering, intercultural communication, and applied linguistics from universities in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, and Japan conducted the research. They analysed written materials with intercultural communication as the subject, as used in engineering education. They…

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General Manager Boaz Habib on an exciting career journey

After almost eight years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Industry Development is starting a new journey at IANZ as their General Manager – NZ Quality College. Boaz came onboard with HERA as a Research Engineer. This was a time when our Industry Development team had…

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Retaining top staff – have you been empathetic lately?

If there’s one word that embodies the spirit of team leadership, it’s empathy. Empathy is probably the most sought-after workplace skill these days – be it for the customer, employee, teammate or even boss! But how commonplace is it? Empathy is often little valued, yet critical for bettering workplace culture and performance – but is…

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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…