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  • Should you get B Corp certification? Is there a benefit, and do customers care?

    Posted by · November 22, 2022 2:40 PM · 1 reaction

    Recently MRCagney became the first ACE member to be B Corp Certified. We asked Managing Director Jenson Varghese how they achieved it and what it means. But first, some background on MRCagney and B Corp certification.

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  • The need for long term solutions to Three Waters management

    Posted by · November 10, 2022 9:08 AM · 1 reaction

    Following the growing controversy around the Three Waters reforms, Gillian Blythe, Water New Zealand CEO discusses the state of the Three Waters Sector and how we can achieve a long term sustainable approach to Three Waters management.

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  • Avoid getting your tender proposal binned - how to win bids or at least make the shortlist

    Posted by · November 09, 2022 11:37 AM · 1 reaction

    Tendering for work and writing fee proposals are core skills for any successful consultant. But they take time and time is money. Today we share tips and tricks to ensure your bid efforts have the most impact, building your credibility and winning work.

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  • Do you counteroffer if your top employee quits?

    Posted by · October 31, 2022 2:56 PM · 1 reaction

    Your number one staff member just quit – do you counter-offer?

    Retaining great staff is vital to an organisation’s success. It is essential for a healthy culture, continuity, succession planning, costs, institutional knowledge and ultimately the organisation’s results. A tight labour market and inflation means people are starting to take stock and check if they are first happy in their role, but secondly if they are receiving the remuneration and benefits they feel they deserve. If managers start taking their eye off the ball they could be in the position where some of the best employees start leaving to greener pastures. So what should a manager do if they are surprised when their top staff member quits? The short answer is if you’re surprised then chances are you haven’t been managing your employee relationships as well as you should.
    We interviewed Katie Kemp, Principal Consultant, from People&co to tell us how managers should tackle this situation.

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  • Mind your pay gaps – tackling inequity through transparency

    Posted by · October 20, 2022 9:05 AM · 1 reaction

    Gender and ethnic pay gaps are indicators of inequity in the workplace, and while 20 October 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1972, it’s clear these gaps still exist in Aotearoa.

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  • Be Well to Lead Well – with Francois Barton

    Posted by · September 28, 2022 5:00 PM

    Good leadership requires CEOs and senior executives to be responsible for others wellbeing, but who supports the leaders?

    We spoke to Francois Barton, the Executive Director of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, about the importance of leaders taking care of their own mental wellbeing to be able to lead well and the launch of a new programme which supports this.

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  • For the love of bridges – connecting communities and inspiring clients

    Posted by · September 28, 2022 5:00 PM

    Since opening in March this year, the Toki Poutangata Bridge in Westport has become an iconic landmark which links the town centre to the Buller River for the first time in 40 years. It also recently took out one of six gold awards for project excellence at the ACE Awards, representing the pinnacle of industry achievement.

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  • Disrupting business - changing the way engineering firms measure success

    Posted by · September 28, 2022 5:00 PM

    This September, ACE New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Helen Davidson, travelled to Geneva to attend the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference (GIC). Previous FIDIC Conferences have provided a wealth of inspiration in terms of emerging approaches to global challenges and opportunities around infrastructure delivery – and this year was no different.

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  • Using creative technology and visualisation to rethink how we design and deliver – with Jamie Telford

    Posted by · September 28, 2022 5:00 PM

    Creative technologies have the potential to completely reshape the way we approach the design process, from inception through to delivery, and in turn deliver better outcomes for clients and communities.

    We had a kōrero with Jamie Telford, Lead Consultant – Visualisation Aurecon, about leveraging creative technology to bring projects to life, tell stories and engage at all levels, as well as some advice for organisations just embarking on their digital journey and what is next on the horizon.

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  • Our Rebrand Journey

    Posted by · September 28, 2022 4:22 PM · 1 reaction

    Over the last few years, ACE has been on a journey. We’ve evolved into the modern and relevant association you know today. We’re more visible than ever, we’re in more conversations and at more decision-making tables, and we’re leading and driving innovative action to support the sector.

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