Many SME retailers find a shop cat or dog can attract a few pet-loving customers, as well as being good company, but it turns out there’s significant staff-retention benefits in bringing pets to work.
Industry training organisation ServiceIQ has released two 17-page action plans which map out how Maori and Pasifika staff can develop their skills and participation in the service sector. This sector, which includes retail alongside hospitality, tourism and other sectors, is forecast to have over 180,000 job openings over the next five years.
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Businesspeople from across the retail-heavy Newmarket district have gathered at The Langham to celebrate their community’s success stories. The awards saw just under 100 entries this year and were attended by 330 people.
Representatives from the developers behind New Zealand’s most exciting shopping centres and retail sites have gathered at Auckland’s Spark Area to celebrate the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2017 in style.