The true cost of losing an employee

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Building Recruitment managing director and Building Today columnist Kevin Everett says losing staff is more costly than you think, and provides 10 tips for...

When does a housing crisis become a housing emergency? It’s here!

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Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says the Government’s introduction of a tax package under the guise of a housing policy will,...

Middle managers — keeping the engine running smoothly

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Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains how to support key middle managers and get them working at their best. Recently I had a conversation with...

A two-tier construction market — why isn’t New Zealand reaping the benefits?

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EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox says the motor vehicle industry worked out that mass production and simplification was the way to...

Planning for growth in a weather-beaten world

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Building Today columnist Ross Middleton says the Government wants houses, and lots of them — the irony being that the world is currently strangling...

RMBA president Kerry Archer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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With a nod to that classic 1966 Spaghetti Western movie starring Clint Eastwood, RMBA president Kerry Archer outlines the good, the bad and the...

The difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand

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In his final column for Building Today, architect Don Bunting muses upon the apparent difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand. What is wrong...

Why don’t politicians seem to understand the relevance and impact of our industry?

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EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox wonders why, considering the construction industry’s significant contribution to New Zealand’s GDP, the industry continues to...

Like a deer caught in the headlights . .

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The current house price situation is a bit of a fairy tale for property owners although, unlike the three little pigs where the home...

The great housing debate

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It’s fair to say many of us were glad to see the back of 2020. But as we look to the year ahead, our...