“2017 is the year I’m going to……..”

Riann Umaga-Marshall Business Strategy & Planning, HR & Managing Staff, Increasing Profit, Managing Cash

How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution and not stuck to it? Set business targets at the beginning of the year, and not really given them much thought after that? Or set vague goals that don’t really mean anything? These 5 simple tricks will help you set better goals, and keep you ‘on mission’. Write them down …

Meet The Team – Keitha McClure

Keitha McClure HR & Managing Staff, Odds & Ends

As one of the new members of the iif team I’ve been asked to introduce myself! I’m New Zealand born and raised. A true Wellingtonian at heart. After completing secondary school at Saint Mary’s college I went and studied Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University. Why on earth did you become an Accountant? Accounting was a natural progression after …

Sales Reps & Their Top 5 Mistakes

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff, Increasing Profit

Always at the worst moments, sales reps seem to call. But what is it that makes us so opposed to salesman over the phone or even face-to-face? To uncover some answers, we’re going to reveal the top 5 mistakes that sales rep make with us. These aren’t necessarily mistakes that are isolated to Sales Reps either.   #5 – Lying …

Meet the Team: Shreyas Gadgil

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff, Odds & Ends, Uncategorized

Hi everyone! I am the newest member of iif Chartered Accountants. I am originally from India, but lived in Ireland for 3 years before moving to New Zealand in 2008 with my family. Having moved from Ireland, it was quite easy to fit into the Kiwi environment. I completed my high school in Wanganui and decided to go to Victoria …

Meet The Team: Hamish Mexted

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff, Odds & Ends, Uncategorized

This time, it’s my turn to complete the “Meet the Team” article…something I’ve been putting off for as long as possible!   Here’s the standard frequently asked questions I get…   How are the babies? Great thanks! Beau and Harry are just over 8 months old…boy does the time go fast. Here’s the obligatory picture…     Why on earth …

Get more out of your employees

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff

To us, the culture in our business is the most important thing. Happier and more engaged staff means better productivity. Happy, engaged staff will serve your customers better, go the extra mile when the need arises, and buy into your company’s direction. All of this adds up to a better bottom line. A strong culture (to us) trumps higher pay …

Good HR = more profit

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff

For most businesses, staff are their biggest overhead, as well as being their biggest asset.  It’s crucial to hire good people, keep them engaged, and prevent them from wandering off to your competition. Many business owners spend a lot of time looking at areas for cutting costs.  Stationery, vehicle running costs, electricity efficiencies etc.  However they don’t spend time looking at …