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Job Opportunity - PHP web developer

Are you, or do you know a fantastic senior PHP web developer to join Wise Management Services Creative Services team. If you do and say it is though HISBIZ we could get $500 to donate to Social Angels when they start work.

You can find the job advertisement and position description on Seek http://www.seek.co.nz/job/26796788. We’d love you to share this job ad with your networks and on social media.

This offer is valid until 31 August 2014. If you’d like more information about this position or you have someone you’d like to recommend, please contact Nick Kemp - Nick.Kemp@wisegroup.co.nz.

Game of offices

At a training session recently we were asked to say why we like our jobs. There are hopefully lots of positive answers to this else you may not be in the right job :)

My answer was that I like to play games, not in a negative office politics way like Game of Thrones / Wolf of Wall Street way trying to get one up on others, but in the sense that I like to solve problems, be creative and have fun and of course win. Lots of things that we do when we are playing games. We also have to know the rules or boundaries and how far we can push them, we have to play nicely with others and often we need to work with others to achieve the result or win that we want for our clients and organizations.

I know there are lots of management books and thoughts out there but sometimes I think we can approach things a little more straight forwardly and not make it more complex than it needs to be. As kids we often learn lots from game playing either sports, old fashion board games or now online games. They all teach us certain things that can useful in the world of work and do not need to be a separate part of our learning and development as adults.

The best thing is we usually choose games we like, just as we should aims to have jobs that we like, that challenge us and give us learning and fun.

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Any male baby boomers out there?

Joanna Macfarlane, of Massey University, is conducting a Master’s in Psychology thesis looking at New Zealand baby boomers’ attitudes towards seeking professional and preventative help for mental health problems.

The research, which is being funded by the HOPE-Selwyn Foundation, is going well but Ms Macfarlane still needs to hear from men aged between 48 and 68.

For the first time in New Zealand, the research will examine attitudes towards mental health help-seeking within this important segment of New Zealand’s population. If you are male and aged between 48 to 68 please access this anonymous and brief survey

www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1538445/NZ-Baby-Boomers-attitudes-towards-mental-health-help-seeking-and-preventive-and-therapeutic-psychological-measures

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