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Three myths about hiring for diversity and how we debunked them

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Three myths about hiring for diversity and how we debunked them

Flick Electric software engineer Rose Lu has often been the sole woman or sole non-white person in the room in her career, and recently assisted with Flick's hiring process for new engineers. Here, she shares some key learnings on how to hire for diversity – and how to get around the obstacles that often pop up.

Taking the leap

One of the most important stages in any entrepreneur's career is also one of the most exciting: shifting from the 9-5 grind to pursue your startup business full-time. This shift, while thrilling, is full of challenges. Without the right preparation and strategy, this transition can negatively impact your professional relationships and cause your business to suffer. Here are some tips to keep that from happening.

Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

The climate crisis needs massive investment to change and reorient our economy away from fossil fuels. Our new government has set a goal to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050. Getting to zero is necessary to play our part internationally, and feasible as shown by the Vivid Economics report from the GLOBE Parliamentary group. It will also help restore our international reputation as a leader in sustainability and create opportunities for New Zealand business.

Idealog + James & Wells

James & Wells’ “Turning Innovation into Gold” seminar series is coming back. The event is all about helping businesses understand the different funding options and what is needed to get investment ready. James & Wells Partner Jonathan Lucas discusses here why intellectual property is an important component to securing investment.