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Address skills shortage by helping people feel the fear and do it anyway! We need to help people overcome their conservative, risk averse thinking if we want to beat the current skills shortages in New Zealand.
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Address skills shortage by helping people feel the fear and do it anyway!
By Brent Mulholland

We need to help people overcome their conservative, risk averse thinking if we want to beat the current skills shortages in New Zealand.

The recent threat of job losses and the near collapse of some sectors during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis may be an opportunity for those affected – and for government and industry – to address the shortage of certain skills in New Zealand if the ‘displaced’ are helped to radically rethink their careers.

Here at ELE Group we could place 500 people into employment tomorrow if we had the people. There are people out there, they’re just potentially ‘stuck’ in the wrong places because they are resistant to change.

Job losses and a crisis like the current pandemic is a painful experience, but it is also a time of change and opportunity – let’s not waste it. A flight attendant does not become an electrician unless we help her change her thinking.

Lots of jobs are automated. Many are redundant, but we still need hands and feet in range of sectors from food processing, horticulture and infrastructure and construction to warehousing and distribution, now and in the foreseeable future. We are desperately short of skills in these sectors.

Hands on skills are becoming more and more valuable. There are many other sectors with countless opportunities.

The temptation during threatening situations is to behave conservatively, but that’s the opposite of what is required when considering a career change. ELE spends a fair bit of time advising people on how they can transition careers.

If I was in tourism, where’s the obvious answer for me to go and talk to somebody about career change? At the moment that’s us employers, but I’m thinking it would benefit everybody to have a wider initiative to help people coming out of jobs where they were skilled and well paid – like a massive career transition hub that is not part of MSD. And if there is something like that, where is it and how is it promoted?

Here are few simple principles to help those thinking about reinventing their careers.

1. Personal development

As the world goes through drastic changes, any extra feeling of power over one’s life can be a real boost to both mental wellbeing and future earnings prospects.

Taking control of personal development, learning new skills or studying a different industry can also help clarify one’s career choice.

Personal development is about creating your career security. It is wise for everyone to think of ways to develop themselves. If you can, try to find one way to improve every single day.

2. Have a plan

People going through career changes can feel unmoored, lose their bearings and oscillate between ‘holding on’ and ‘letting go’. But this stage allows them to process their complex emotions and conflicting desires and ultimately prevents them from missing out on better options.

Having a plan is crucial. It helps a person work through not only the practical questions about changing careers but also the existential ones like ‘Who am I?’ ‘Who do I want to become?’ and ‘Where can I best contribute?’

Think about what you want and work backwards. Lots of organisations outside can help you create a plan. After all, if something gets in the way – even a pandemic – you can overcome it with a plan.

3. Find your passion

It is natural to ask if a current job is truly a person’s passion during, for example, job loss or a lockdown.

Self-reflection, paradoxically, is a practice best nourished by talking out loud with kindred spirits. The simple act of telling a story about a career dream or why a change is essential can clarify thoughts and help a person commit to a change.

Too many of us fall into our jobs and tend to roll with it. But it isn’t always what we want to be doing. And who wants to get to the end of their life and regret not doing what they wanted?

If you can turn your passion into income, it’s not work.


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Address skills shortage by helping people feel the fear and do it anyway!
By Brent Mulholland

We need to help people overcome their conservative, risk averse thinking if we want to beat the current skills shortages in New Zealand.

The recent threat of job losses and the near collapse of some sectors during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis may be an opportunity for those affected – and for government and industry – to address the shortage of certain skills in New Zealand if the ‘displaced’ are helped to radically rethink their careers.

Here at ELE Group we could place 500 people into employment tomorrow if we had the people. There are people out there, they’re just potentially ‘stuck’ in the wrong places because they are resistant to change.

Job losses and a crisis like the current pandemic is a painful experience, but it is also a time of change and opportunity – let’s not waste it. A flight attendant does not become an electrician unless we help her change her thinking.

Lots of jobs are automated. Many are redundant, but we still need hands and feet in range of sectors from food processing, horticulture and infrastructure and construction to warehousing and distribution, now and in the foreseeable future. We are desperately short of skills in these sectors.

Hands on skills are becoming more and more valuable. There are many other sectors with countless opportunities.

The temptation during threatening situations is to behave conservatively, but that’s the opposite of what is required when considering a career change. ELE spends a fair bit of time advising people on how they can transition careers.

If I was in tourism, where’s the obvious answer for me to go and talk to somebody about career change? At the moment that’s us employers, but I’m thinking it would benefit everybody to have a wider initiative to help people coming out of jobs where they were skilled and well paid – like a massive career transition hub that is not part of MSD. And if there is something like that, where is it and how is it promoted?

Here are few simple principles to help those thinking about reinventing their careers.

1. Personal development

As the world goes through drastic changes, any extra feeling of power over one’s life can be a real boost to both mental wellbeing and future earnings prospects.

Taking control of personal development, learning new skills or studying a different industry can also help clarify one’s career choice.

Personal development is about creating your career security. It is wise for everyone to think of ways to develop themselves. If you can, try to find one way to improve every single day.

2. Have a plan

People going through career changes can feel unmoored, lose their bearings and oscillate between ‘holding on’ and ‘letting go’. But this stage allows them to process their complex emotions and conflicting desires and ultimately prevents them from missing out on better options.

Having a plan is crucial. It helps a person work through not only the practical questions about changing careers but also the existential ones like ‘Who am I?’ ‘Who do I want to become?’ and ‘Where can I best contribute?’

Think about what you want and work backwards. Lots of organisations outside can help you create a plan. After all, if something gets in the way – even a pandemic – you can overcome it with a plan.

3. Find your passion

It is natural to ask if a current job is truly a person’s passion during, for example, job loss or a lockdown.

Self-reflection, paradoxically, is a practice best nourished by talking out loud with kindred spirits. The simple act of telling a story about a career dream or why a change is essential can clarify thoughts and help a person commit to a change.

Too many of us fall into our jobs and tend to roll with it. But it isn’t always what we want to be doing. And who wants to get to the end of their life and regret not doing what they wanted?

If you can turn your passion into income, it’s not work.


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Connecting People to Possibility – Episode 2

ELE Group CEO Brent Mulholland‘s Connecting People to Possibility podcast has just released the second episode!

Click Play to listen to Ep 2 –  Are you ready to radically re-imagine your future?

ELE’s CEO Brent Mulholland speaks to NZBusiness

ELE’s CEO Brent Mulholland speaks to NZBusiness about the plug and play workforce, where parachuting staff in to a business may be the way of the future as casual contracting comes of age.

Read the full article here.

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Connecting People To Possibility

Connecting People to Possibility

For more in-depth analysis, tips and advice on New Zealand’s plug-and-play human resource environment, listen to the Connecting People To Possibility podcast here.

 

 

ELE – Timaru

In mid-2020 the ELE Group was working alongside some great clients servicing the Timaru region (from the Christchurch branch), the work was to be short-term but continued for several months.
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In mid-2020 the ELE Group was working alongside some great clients servicing the Timaru region (from the Christchurch branch), the work was to be short-term but continued for several months.

As often is the case we found that one opportunity lead onto another and another.

In late 2020 we decided to put down roots and found a great person to lead the business. Sam Wilson (local lad) rolled up his sleeves and the rest is history.

However to put the icing on the cake Sam sponsored the March Business After 5 event. Close to 100 people attended the event and the feedback was awesome.

Good on you Sam and thanks to our workforce team and our clients for your continued support.

 


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In mid-2020 the ELE Group was working alongside some great clients servicing the Timaru region (from the Christchurch branch), the work was to be short-term but continued for several months.

As often is the case we found that one opportunity lead onto another and another.

In late 2020 we decided to put down roots and found a great person to lead the business. Sam Wilson (local lad) rolled up his sleeves and the rest is history.

However to put the icing on the cake Sam sponsored the March Business After 5 event. Close to 100 people attended the event and the feedback was awesome.

Good on you Sam and thanks to our workforce team and our clients for your continued support.

 


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ELE – Health & Safety Videos

We, the ELE Group are looking to share the message wider to "Act Safe and Take Responsibility". Our 2021 Safety Improvement Plan is all about Education, Compliance and Recognising Trends. As such, see below six videos created by the ELE Group to address Health & Safety in the workplace..
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We, the ELE Group are looking to share the message wider to “Act Safe and Take Responsibility”.

Our 2021 Safety Improvement Plan is all about Education, Compliance and Recognising Trends.

As such, see below six videos created by the ELE Group to address Health & Safety in the workplace:

PPE:

Fatigue:

Speak Up:

The Right Tools:

Think Safe:

Work Ready:

ELE – 0800 353 583


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We, the ELE Group are looking to share the message wider to “Act Safe and Take Responsibility”.

Our 2021 Safety Improvement Plan is all about Education, Compliance and Recognising Trends.

As such, see below six videos created by the ELE Group to address Health & Safety in the workplace:

PPE:

Fatigue:

Speak Up:

The Right Tools:

Think Safe:

Work Ready:

ELE – 0800 353 583


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ELE Group Champions Charity Luncheon

We are proud to be backing a great group of people to help raise money for a very important cause the Stroke Foundation of NZ.
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We are proud to be backing a great group of people to help raise money for a very important cause the Stroke Foundation of NZ.
The event is being held in Auckland at the Hilton Hotel on Friday 27 November.
There are still a few seats available, so if you want to attend and support this cause – contact Ian Klinac 021 550 143.


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We are proud to be backing a great group of people to help raise money for a very important cause the Stroke Foundation of NZ.
The event is being held in Auckland at the Hilton Hotel on Friday 27 November.
There are still a few seats available, so if you want to attend and support this cause – contact Ian Klinac 021 550 143.


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ELE Group again backs the Winners!

Canterbury Softball has started with a FAST 45 tournament held at the Haswell Domain over the weekend (3rd and 4th October 2020). ELE Papanui Premier Men won the final on Sunday afternoon over PCU Premier Men. 
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ELE Group again backs the Winners!

Canterbury Softball has started with a FAST 45 tournament held at the Haswell Domain over the weekend (3rd and 4th October 2020). ELE Papanui Premier Men won the final on Sunday afternoon over PCU Premier Men.  The final score being 9 to 1 in ELE Papanui’s favour.

ELE Papanui came out strong scoring 5 runs in the first innings. The ELE Papanui lads started well with ELE Papanui pitcher Jacko (Jackson Watt – ELE Chch Operations Manager) pictured below, shutting down the opposition to score no runs at their first innings at bat. With FAST 45 rules applying the second innings saw 2 runners starting on base.  ELE Papanui continued to dominate with the bat, scoring a further 7 runs. PCU managed to score one run in the bottom of the 2nd.

With a time limit of 45 minutes ELE Papanui completed their 3rd turn at bat adding to their runs, with time up PCU were unable to bat again.  Leaving ELE Papanui victors 9 – 1 WINNERS.

MVP for the tournament was Mitch Finnie from ELE Papanui.

Watch out for NZ FAST 45 on Sky TV later in the season.  You will see ELE Papanui in live action, with qualifying in Christchurch and the winner heading to the Grand Final in Auckland.


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ELE Group again backs the Winners!

Canterbury Softball has started with a FAST 45 tournament held at the Haswell Domain over the weekend (3rd and 4th October 2020). ELE Papanui Premier Men won the final on Sunday afternoon over PCU Premier Men.  The final score being 9 to 1 in ELE Papanui’s favour.

ELE Papanui came out strong scoring 5 runs in the first innings. The ELE Papanui lads started well with ELE Papanui pitcher Jacko (Jackson Watt – ELE Chch Operations Manager) pictured below, shutting down the opposition to score no runs at their first innings at bat. With FAST 45 rules applying the second innings saw 2 runners starting on base.  ELE Papanui continued to dominate with the bat, scoring a further 7 runs. PCU managed to score one run in the bottom of the 2nd.

With a time limit of 45 minutes ELE Papanui completed their 3rd turn at bat adding to their runs, with time up PCU were unable to bat again.  Leaving ELE Papanui victors 9 – 1 WINNERS.

MVP for the tournament was Mitch Finnie from ELE Papanui.

Watch out for NZ FAST 45 on Sky TV later in the season.  You will see ELE Papanui in live action, with qualifying in Christchurch and the winner heading to the Grand Final in Auckland.


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Recognition is the Winner

Recognition is the Winner

One of the key ingredients to success, in our opinion, is providing the Right People to the Right Place.

This ingredient is supported by our Values of Growing Together, Building Tomorrow Today and Keeping it Real.

It’s great to be able to recognise, by way of providing lunch, the outstanding work our ELE Group Team do and the ongoing support of our Client – Hynds Pipe Systems.

The lads (Chefs) pictured here are Jackson and Ben, part of the ELE Chch Team and members of the NZ Black Sox Team.

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Responding to Client requests is what we do!

Responding to Client requests is what we do. A Client of ELE Group Wellington contacted Charlie and Michael with an urgent need.
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Responding to Client requests is what we do.

A Client of ELE Group Wellington contacted Charlie and Michael with an urgent need.

They had freight to sort, stack and move and they needed the Right People at the Right Place – ASAP.

The Client wasn’t just looking for anyone, these people needed to be able to take instruction, be aware of their surroundings (health and safety) and solve problems and have previous experience in a similar role.

So, the response from Charlie and Michael was sure.
Within a few hours ELE Wellington managed to contact members of our Team and get them together.

With the induction completed the Team (as seen above) were ready to go.

The client was (to use his words) “Stoked with the Team” and so are we.

If you are keen to join our Team in Wellington– just phone 0800 353 853 and ask for Charlie or Michael.


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Responding to Client requests is what we do.

A Client of ELE Group Wellington contacted Charlie and Michael with an urgent need.

They had freight to sort, stack and move and they needed the Right People at the Right Place – ASAP.

The Client wasn’t just looking for anyone, these people needed to be able to take instruction, be aware of their surroundings (health and safety) and solve problems and have previous experience in a similar role.

So, the response from Charlie and Michael was sure.
Within a few hours ELE Wellington managed to contact members of our Team and get them together.

With the induction completed the Team (as seen above) were ready to go.

The client was (to use his words) “Stoked with the Team” and so are we.

If you are keen to join our Team in Wellington– just phone 0800 353 853 and ask for Charlie or Michael.


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