With 2022 firmly in our rear vision, it’s great to see an uplift of trading for our Hospitality, Supply Chain and SME clients – signaling a return to some semblance of normality after what has been a very challenging few years across all sectors and industries.

This is the time of year where our clients are taking stock, and are turning their attention to writing a business plans and reviewing budgets. Here’s a few of the most popular New Year Resolutions for businesses; which you can easily adopt in your business to set you and your team up for success in 2023:

1. Evaluate the previous year.

  • How has your business changed and evolved?
  • What worked, what didn’t?
  • What do you need to do more (or less) of?


2. Review your business vision and brand values.

  • Once you have completed the first step, it’s a great idea to review your business vision and brand values, It is still on point, or does it need to evolve to meet the changing business landscape we are now working in.
  • If you are planning to grow your team – it’s also a great idea to check that your employer brand is aligned with your business vision and values so that you can attract the right talent to your business.


3. Set goals for the coming year.

  • Set clear goals for every part of your business.
  • If possible, get your team involved in this process – it improves buy in and with a brainstorming session where everyone can contribute, you will often get nuggets of gold from your staff and the end result will help you tease out tangible business goals that everyone is on board with.
  • Create a 90 day plan!


3. Foster and promote open and honest communication.

  • Set up a regular time for team meetings and encourage two way feedback.
  • Keep your team informed, provide regular feedback.
  • Most of all, acknowledge outstanding work and a job well done.


4. Review the professional development needs for your team.

  • As a recruiter, we often see people considering a change of job when they feel they are no longer being developed in their existing role.
  • By investing in your team, it shows you care about their growth and success; and can improve staff retention.


5. Consider ways to encourage a healthy work life balance.

  • Evidence strongly shows that our post pandemic workforce care deeply about work life balance.
  • Explore ways that you can offer flexibility and be a champion for wellbeing in your sector. This will set you apart from your competitors.


Have you set any New Years Resolutions for your business? If you are planning to grow your business and increase your staffing this year, drop us a line, we’d love to hear what 2023 has in store for you.

There’s never been a better time to utilise our affordable and effective recruitment services. Get in touch on NZ+64 9 801 6635 or AU+61 2 7908 5388 or email me directly at karenf@mynewjob.nz

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Karen Forsman