7 steps to help a team member through a crisis

- August 21, 2018 4 MIN READ

A personal crisis is just that — personal. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Some people may require extra leave; others may find respite by staying at work through a difficult personal time. Exploring flexible options is key. Rose Bryant-Smith and Grevis Beard, co-authors of Fix Your Team, share their advice on how to assist… Read more »


Why we chose company culture as our growth strategy

- February 19, 2014 7 MIN READ

We knew from early on that to build a great business we had to bring aboard the best people. But talented people are often more attracted to big companies with big salary packages. So the challenge wasn’t “How to get more money to pay staff”. Heck, in those days we could barely pay ourselves. The challenge was “How can we create something here, that they’ll never get over there?”


Help! I hate my Staff!

- January 18, 2013 4 MIN READ

Back in 2006, I faced the challenge of recruiting my first team when I established my company Zest Marketing Concepts. In order for the company to grow, I needed people. I was eager and enthusiastic about being someone’s boss… little did I know I had a lot to learn! 7 years, 10,000 interviews, 6 offices and 300 staff members later, I feel I can confidently manage and give advice on this topic!


VNewsletter – To Build a Desk, You Need Strong Legs…

- July 30, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Over the weekend I was trying to put together a desk, when it comes to [actually physically] building things like furniture, I am pretty crap. I must admit I was was kinda tempted to leave a couple of screws out of the build, because at the time the desk seemed sturdy and was standing fine and they seemed unnecessary to be honest with you.