How to attract great employees in smaller cities


Running a business in a smaller city may mean you have a more limited talent pool to draw employees from, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have access to top notch workers. You may need to alter your

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Simple tips for onboarding new employees


The first day of a new job can be overwhelming for new employees. There are company policies and procedures to absorb, colleagues to meet, and job duties to learn. That stress can make the first...

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Opening the books


Should you share your business’ financial performance with employees?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to “open book management” – the decision to increase transparency by sharing...

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Three innovative tips for finding employees


We all know the usual process for finding new employees. Advertise a job. Read resumes. Conduct a telephone interview. Conduct a face-to-face interview. Choose someone. The steps to recruiting new...

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How to set an hourly rate for casual workers


For many small business owners, hiring workers on a flexible basis is ideal – especially if paying regular salaries isn’t in the budget and/or the workload is variable.

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Three terrible management habits


Every manager has habits that make them incredibly effective as well as issues that their employees wish they would change. The problem is that many employees won’t tell their manager what those...

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How your small business can attract top talent


Often small business owners worry unnecessarily when it’s time to hire employees. They fear because they can’t offer the same high salaries and impressive benefits of a large company, they won’t...

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Spotting Problem Employees Ahead of Time


Your employees are the blood of your entrepreneurial life. No start-up will survive without a good set of people making sure that things run perfectly. The problem for you and any other entrepreneur...

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Great Accounting job opportunity in Auckland to start the New Year


Accounting Job Vacancy - Intermediate to Advanced

Wise Advice is a single partner CPA firm established in Auckland in 2005 and one of the early Xero adopters. I currently have an accounting job...

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Are you a self-employed contractor, employee, fixed-term employee, casual or part-time employee?


Do you fully understand the differences?

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