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Stirring the pot Podcast

Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Come back every fortnight on a Wednesday for new episodes.


12 June, 2019

How to attract and retain top staff.

A conversation with The Human Resources Project’s Rowan Larsen.

Episode 7 | We talk with The Human Resources Project’s Executive Director – Rowan Larsen.

We know the skills gap is nothing new to our industry. It is well known and voiced. And that’s why we knew it was important to explore what practical steps our members could take to address this challenge.

Join us as we discuss how important it is to create a clear culture, company purpose and strategy for staff. How to better position our organisation so it’s more attractive to potential employees, the need for a basic functional accountability chart and how to gain clarity around the skills and job functions required so you have the right people on your team.


Connect with Rowan:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowan-larsen-65053514/

Website: https://www.trpnz.co.nz/the-human-resources-project/


Interested in joining our HR Innovation Cluster?

Contact GM Industry Development Boaz Habib:

Email: boaz.habib@hera.org.nz

Phone: +64 9 262 4753


15 May, 2019

Procurements part ot play in industry challenges.

A conversation with Metals NZ Chief Executive, Nick Collins

Episode 6 | We talk with Metals NZ Chief Executive Nick Collins, to gain clarity around government procurement and how metals as a material currently sits within their plans.

We delve into industry concerns around fair and free trade, imported steel and global competition against NZ fabricated steel and in the NZ context why government urgently needs to provide clear guidance on balanced decision making.

Connect with Nick:

Metals NZ is a co-operative initiative that represents and advocates for nine metals industry sector organisations and companies across the supply chains in the manufacturing and construction sectors.





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