Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Here at Xero, we actively support diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We recognise that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. Part of our work in this space in Aotearoa/New Zealand has included working alongside a charitable organisation called Take2. The kaupapa (purpose) of Take2 is to teach incarcerated individuals to code, enabling meaningful employment opportunities and ultimately breaking the cycle of … Continue reading “Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2”

4 Types of Toxic Managers & How to Deal with Them

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Candidates

Being a manager isn’t easy. The technical skills a person relies on early in their career don’t always translate into the core skills needed to lead others. If they did, anyone could be promoted and adored by their employees. Of course, we know that’s not the case; toxic managers walk among us. Usually, a workspace stress is the direct result of having an ineffective leader. Take a look at these four types of toxic bosses you may encounter in your … Continue reading “4 Types of Toxic Managers & How to Deal with Them”

How To Answer The 5 Toughest behavioural interview questions

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Associates, Candidates

We’ve all been there – the anticipated job interview. You landed the interview and now it’s time to talk about your accomplishments, right? Half true. While interviewers want to know why you’re the best candidate for the position, they also want to understand how your behavioural patterns and personality will impact company culture and objectives. There is no way to know exactly what questions you’ll be asked, although there are a handful that are likely to pop up. Impress your … Continue reading “How To Answer The 5 Toughest behavioural interview questions”

How did SMEs fare in the federal budget?

Posted on May 22, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Tax

This year’s federal budget will stand as one of the most significant announcements for SMEs in memory. With Australia recovering from a pandemic-induced recession and still mopping up after damaging business restrictions, SMEs listened closely to see how they’d be treated in the budget. With small businesses in mind, we scoured the federal budget measures that were revealed last night by the Treasurer to find what matters to SMEs. How have SMEs fared in this year’s budget? What measures have … Continue reading “How did SMEs fare in the federal budget?”