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Hybrid working overtakes salary as main factor for Gen Y & Z choosing where to work

The day we never thought would come has finally arrived – the top priority for new employees is no longer salary, it is whether a new employer offers hybrid or flexible working, according to a study by the London School of Economics. Millennials and Generation Z  will make up 63.8% of the labor force in…

The Professional Women Who Are Leaning Out

A seminal text among the working women of the western world, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, still rings true the importance of advocating for yourself as a woman and mother in the workplace in order to achieve success in a man’s world. What has changed, however, is the singular capitalistic end goal of ‘earn as…

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield On Meeting Overload, A ‘Dystopian’ Metaverse And A More Intentional Future Of Work

Forbes recently interviewed Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on the future of work from his perspective. Along with Zoom, Slack has dominated team communication since the pandemic first began, causing a drastic uptick in usage and financial success of the brand. However, Butterfield’s thoughts on the monetisation of in app facets of work apps sparks an…

Why Silent Pods are Essential for Your Office

A firm favourite in Alberts interiors, found at both 1 Albert St and soon at the Formery, are phone booths. A cacoon away from the cacophony, they are fully soundproofed and perfectly designed for focus time and phone calls. With many of our spaces responsive to the new way of working by offering collaborative corners…

The regeneration of midtown Auckland

The regeneration of midtown Auckland is on the tip of our tongue at Alberts, with the Formery featuring as a key hub of midtown for the business community. It’s exciting to see the plans for not only Te Wai Horotiu station but the cycle path and retail plans too. Auckland Council has released some new…

Wanted: Business leaders with soft skills like empathy in post-Covid workplace

According to a LinkedIn survey of around 23,000 workers, employees are increasingly seeking out bosses who show empathy and compassion in the workplace. Additionally, 61 per cent say soft skills in the workplace are just as important as hard skills. Link here to full article

Hybrid working is the “new normal”

Published on NZ Herald online, 23 September. More hybrid workspaces are being developed in Auckland following the $150m purchase of three buildings in Albert St in the city’s midtown precinct. Inspired by the success of the rejuvenated 1 Albert Street, where Auckland’s first private business members club is located, Auckland Real Estate Ltd (ARE) is…

Hybrid Working and Corporate Culture Erosion

There is a significant shift occurring in office culture globally as we exit the extreme phases of the pandemic. Lockdowns are a distant, unromantic memory and our way of working has changed drastically compared to the pre-Covid era. Business owners, considered more ‘traditional’, who didn’t believe that a work-from-home structure would ensure the same productivity…

Travel in NZ – what are the trends we’re seeing?

The end of July saw NZ borders fully open for the first time since the pandemic began, and Aucklanders hailed the arrival of the first cruise ship arriving in the harbour since early 2020. There has been a noticeable increase in tourists on the streets of the CBD – more people asking for directions, more…

10 in-demand soft skills to supercharge your career

Your résumé and experience may get you through the door, but these soft skills could help you clinch the job… Link here to the full article