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

    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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  • Do you counteroffer if your top employee quits?

    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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  • Be Well to Lead Well – with Francois Barton

    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

    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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  • Our Rebrand Journey

    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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  • ACE New Zealand Conference and Awards 2022 wrap-up

    Thanks to everyone who attended and made this year’s ACE New Zealand Conference and Awards 2022 in Rotorua on 1-2 September such a massive success!

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  • ACE Awards: Shining the spotlight on Aotearoa's top consulting talent

    The innovative contributions of New Zealand’s leading consultants in the built and natural environment were celebrated on Friday 2 September at the 2022 ACE (Association of Consulting and Engineering) New Zealand Awards gala dinner, held in Rotorua.

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  • Redefining value - with Maureen Thurston-Chartraw

    As Aurecon’s first Chief Experience Officer, Maureen Thurston-Chartraw is leading the organisation’s efforts to continuously create better outcomes for its clients. The first ever CXO within any engineering firm internationally, she brings global experience working with executive leadership teams across a broad range of industries and a systemic, human-centric approach.

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  • The power of storytelling - with David Downs

    Attracting and retaining talent during a global skills shortage is difficult, so it’s more important than ever to understand your employee value proposition, as well as how to communicate your firm’s brand, culture and business strategy.

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  • The value of YOU – with Shelly Davies

    What does a writer know about pricing? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Shelly Davies is a business writer, trainer and keynote speaker who helps her clients cut through corporate and bureaucratic jargon to communicate clearly. Talented and in demand, she is also unapologetic about charging what she knows she’s worth – but it wasn’t always that way.

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