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Xero Payroll Certified!!!

I hesitated for a long time on learning a new payroll package....

May 16, 2017

The path to PRINCE2 Practitioner

Recently, I became a PRINCE2 Practitioner. Hurrah! It was quite the path, so I thought I'd share the journey in case you're thinking of joining me in the PRINCE2 world....

February 14, 2017

What I learned at the Cycle Challenge, and my tips on being a volunteer

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December 8, 2016

How to find the perfect venue

Sometimes it's easy to find a venue that best suits your event, and sometimes it's a freakin' nightmare. You know what I'm talking about. Here's some tips to make your search easier (fingers crossed!). ~ Bronnie...

October 17, 2016

Escape from work, but prepare before you go!

That's right, I'm off on holiday in a few days, so right now I'm busy preparing my pipeline of work in the coming weeks so other members of my team are able to take care of the essentials while I'm away. The easier I make it for them, the quicker I can deal with the mess when I get back. It's win-win, really. I thought I'd share the process I use to help manage my workload when I'm not around to do it and the things to do before leaving the office for vacation. Enjoy. ~ Bronnie PS - I ...

September 7, 2016

11 tips to get your social media content rocking

Promise!...

July 7, 2016

Hiring? Why you must do background checks

It can be a big process to sort through the pile of CVs to find a handful of candidates worth interviewing. And then the interview process isn't exactly easy either. Once you're through all that, chances are you're tossing up between a couple of candidates who you think would be great at the available job. How can make sure they are who they say they are?...

July 6, 2016

Make your conference less complicated and your community will thank you!

You know the ones; multi-day, multi-stream. Overwhelmed, much? You're not alone!...

June 27, 2016

Contract management - the basics

Contracts come in many shapes and sizes....

June 21, 2016

Show diversity at conferences!

Think slavery, think women getting the vote, think about open borders and immigration....

May 23, 2016

Canva changed my life

Care to join me?...

May 19, 2016

3 tips to get your event planning started

As a flying instructor, I teach map reading to student pilots. When you're trying to locate your position on a map, you need to think of the big picture first: Is the sea on my left or right? Which direction is this valley? As an event manager, looking at the big picture first helps big time. We're naturally detailed, so often focus on how we're going to fold the napkins, rather than thinking about strategy and concept. I hope these event planning tips on how to plan an event will help yo...

April 20, 2016

6 tips for your CV

We hope you've enjoyed these 6 tips on how to write a CV so you're able to find a job now. This image was originally a blog post, check it out here....

April 15, 2016

What to expect when you're working AND studying

A little over two years ago, I made a very quick decision to enroll in the Weltec Graduate Diploma in Event Management with the help and support of my work. I was last a student over ten years ago, and I knew I'd be in for a shock; here's what that shock looked like: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Work Work Work Work Work Flying Life Afternoon Lecture ...

April 13, 2016

Bronnie: Manages events; flies planes

I was 5, and my Mum's eardrums still haven't recovered....

March 29, 2016

How to be inclusive of diversity at your next event

The answer is everybody....

March 22, 2016

Xero Roadshow - what we learned

The main reason why our customers hire OptimalPeople, is that we save you time. You hire us to do stuff you just don't have the time for, don't like doing, and where your efforts should really be spent on other things (like running your business!). It was great to hear the same message coming from Xero at the Xero Roadshow in Wellington yesterday. The development and product teams at Xero are focused on making their users lives easier, whether you be a bookkeeper, business owner, payroll cle...

March 4, 2016

Greater Wellington Brewday - "NZ's best craft beer festival"

For the fourth year, the Greater Wellington Brewday has brought our regions finest craft breweries in to one paddock in sunny Martinborough to celebrate wheat, hops and malt. It's the second year I've helped out with what many consider to be the best craft beer festival in the country. My role was focused around the seminar tent, making sure everyone was lined up to share knowledge and to run a team of volunteers to make sure the punters were happy....

February 29, 2016

Unsolicited emails - the rules

Sometimes it's a great idea to email a bunch of people, giving them information about a product or service you've got that you think they'd love. There's a heap of legal stuff you need to comply with before clicking send on that email, however. ...

February 24, 2016

Giving back is giving forward

If you tuned in to Seven Sharp on Friday night you would have seen a clip about the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School. The footage showed some of the 50th celebrations, and focused on the reason the school exists, as well as some of the amazing volunteers that help keep the place going. If you haven't seen it, take a look here. I attended this school in Matamata when I was 16, and this is where my love of aviation really developed. The Walsh is a 2 week long intensive flying training camp fo...

February 9, 2016

Woohoo! Financial New Year's Eve is just around the corner...

However it's not a date people need to worry about, assuming they've kept their accounts up to date. It's simple math, really:...

January 29, 2016

Venue review: Hobbiton

Hobbiton played host to 200 "Walshies" and certainly delivered a fantastic night!...

January 28, 2016

Back at work after the break? Try these tips to get the cogs going again

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January 5, 2016

The magic number: How to predict who'll actually show up to your event

There's always a bit of fuss about who's coming to your event, but when you're ten it's probably because you want to know who'll you'll be able to play with. These days it's for more practical reasons: You want to make sure that the venue you've chosen is an appropriate size for the number of attendees You need to confirm catering requirements with the kitchen You need to budget. ...

December 10, 2015

Rachel is Xero certified!

Rachel's put in the hard yards to study towards her Xero certification in bookkeeping and now has the paperwork to prove how awesome she really is! This means that when OptimalPeople helps you out with your accounts, you're getting qualified, certified book keeping. We thought you'd like that....

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