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Friday, November 27, 2020

Taking into account the new government’s employment policies

The election is now behind us and the outcome wasn’t really a surprise. Probably the most unusual factors being that the outcome for National...

Positives around a flexible and contingent workforce

A large portion of our workforce is working from home and the business environment this year has lent itself towards businesses being required to...

Flexibility is key in an evolving environment

When planning this article, we sat down as a team to discuss the current state of the employment climate and how when speaking with...

Good talent hard to find

Post-lockdown it’s interesting to look at the drastic effects on businesses and how that is reflecting in the current recruitment market. Currently, more than...

Opening up to new ways of working

As I write this article we are in Level Two and from what I have observed many businesses are treading carefully into this uncharted...

Keep staff communication open

As we head out of Alert Level 4 and into Level 3, I reflect on the past month. I know that the experiences and...

Working through the effects of Covid-19

In my March article on business continuity and contingency planning, I broadly covered aspects around having a plan in place for times of crisis. The...

Business continuity and contingency planning

As the world and New Zealand react to the threat of the Coronavirus Virus, employers are finding themselves wondering how this may affect our...

Outlook for 2020 positive, despite the challenges

Well hello 2020 – and where did the last 20 years go? Here we are at the beginning of a brand-new year and no doubt...

Why workforce planning should be your New Year’s resolution

Okay, so who’s made a New Year’s resolution? Many people see the new year as a time to reflect, re-evaluate, set goals and take those...
Christmas Office Party

Top five tips for a trouble-free Christmas

We’ve all heard the one about dubious images being found on the photocopier tray the morning after the Christmas office party. And equally dubious glances...
Work Visa

New work visa rules – who benefits?

Changes to temporary work visas couldn’t have come at a better time. With a tight labour market and summer seasonal work just around the corner, many...

Measles – is your workplace prepared?

As New Zealand’s worst measles outbreak in more than 20 years intensifies, thoughts automatically turn to the most vulnerable. With 963 cases confirmed nationally, schools...

Psychometric testing – are you asking the right questions?

If psychometric testing conjures up images of inkblots, you’re probably a little out of date. Psychometric testing today is extremely sophisticated. And more accessible than...

Why your business needs a professional ‘pre-nup’

Taking on a new employee is like entering into any new relationship. Until you get to know each other, it’s a case of building...

Make sure remote workers don’t become too flexible

The recent teacher strikes saw parents the length of the country juggling kids and work commitments. Many employers will have been sympathetic to the...