The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit, is the ongoing trend of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This movement is here and quite real - most vividly seen in the USA this year with over 11 million workers quitting their jobs in (their) spring of this year! We’ve asked Julia Shallcrass to share why she chose to leave her life in a large law firm to start her own HR training company. And what sorts of things and decisions should you be looking to make before you become part of the great resignation yourself, and start your own business.
Adam is an urbanist who has worked for private sector consultancies and leading global non-government organisations to advance sustainable community outcomes for over 25 years. As Executive Director with the Smart Cities Council, he works with the world’s longest running smart cities organisation focused on catalysing action and investment in technology and data to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability.
Eteroa Lafaele was announced as the 2021 New Zealand Young IT Professional of the Year for her tenacity as a trailblazer in the field of software development and her extraordinary leadership and clear aspiration to help her Pasifika communities. She is a technology evangelist in her professional role at Xero, and also for those under-represented in our industry, most specifically Māori and Pasifika. Eteroa is passionate about ‘Tautua’ (serving her community) and continuing to grow and lead in the technology industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In this special session we are talking with Sarah Hirini, the Captain of the Olympic Goal Medal winning Black Fern Sevens. Kaity Mitchell and Zoe Udy talk to Sarah about leadership in a high performing team, empowering wahine and career choices when you're at the top.
This week we're talking with Andy Burner - VP Operations (COO America's) at Xero and the NZ Honorary Counsel in Colorado. Andy is a commercial orientated, people focused, global Software as a Service (SaaS) executive with a passion for creating and evolving scaling cultures where teams can do their best work every day. Based in Denver Colorado for the last 4 years and as a dual New Zealand and UK citizen Andy has an international perspective.
We’re all used to the discussion about how streaming services have had a huge impact on broadcast television - but what about the other main broadcast media - that of audio and especially radio? How has radio responded to the increased convergence between technology, broadcasting, and communications and the growth of the internet. We talk with James Cridland and James Butcher on the topic.
This week we're talking to Luke Campbell who is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vxt, a phone systems & smart voicemail platform. Luke also has an extensive history of leadership and community involvement including founding Amnesty UC and volunteering for multiple community organisations during his studies.
This week we are talking with Paul Conway - Chief Economist at BNZ. Paul has been with the bank for 2 years having come from the Productivity Commission prior to that. Paul is passionate about working to close that gap and to motivate the private sector and non-Government organisations to play their part. He is also a key advocate for the recently launched Digital Boost Alliance.
This week on techbytes.nz we are looking into the future of tech with Gerd Leonhard. Gerd is a Futurist and a Humanist, a leading global Keynote Speaker (on stage as well as virtually), the Author of 5 books including ‘Technology vs. Humanity’ and a Film-Maker. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in London, and the CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. “Embrace technology but don’t become it” is his credo.