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Show diversity at conferences!

Show diversity at conferences!

Equality and diversity aren't new ideas, and yet so many cases of unnecessarily homogeneous representation exist in our lives. We've all been to a conference where the panel of experts are all middle-aged, upper income, white guys. There might be one or two female...

Canva changed my life

Canva changed my life

Here I am, on my soapbox, declaring my love for Canva. Care to join me?   What is Canva? Canva is a simple, easy to use, drag-and-drop, cloud-based design program your everyday Joe can use. It has a catalogue of pre-made designs and knows the correct size for...

3 tips to get your event planning started

3 tips to get your event planning started

Download the one-page tip guide here!   Take a step back and look at the big picture 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...

6 tips for your CV

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.

What to expect when you’re working AND studying

What to expect when you’re working AND studying

Bronnie reflects on 18 months of being a book worm. A little over two years ago, I made a very quick decision to enrol 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...

Bronnie: Manages events; flies planes

Bronnie: Manages events; flies planes

I screamed with fear the whole time during my first flight in a small aeroplane I was 5, and my Mum's eardrums still haven't recovered. As part of International Women of Aviation Week, some of the women from theWellington Aero Club were in the Sunday Star-Times (6...

Fantastic Events Welcome Everyone

Fantastic Events Welcome Everyone

Who attends events? The answer is everybody. If you want your next event to be a success you need to make it easy for everyone to be there and participate. From music festivals to techy conferences you need to be inclusive of the diversity of your attendees if you...

Xero Roadshow – what we learned

Xero Roadshow – what we learned

An opportunity to hear about Xero's journey and products that'll save you time 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...