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    NZ’s Significant Skills Shortage is Serious Business
    2 August 2018
    This shortage in skilled managers and workers is a growing problem for New Zealand, and it needs attention.
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    Holiday Pay - Don't Let it Slide
    4 July 2018
    Bunnings has announced it will back pay staff $11 million as part of its efforts to comply with the Holidays Act. The critical point is that it shouldn’t be just major companies considering this, every company with employees should be.
    Pay Parity in New Zealand and Across the World
    27 June 2018
    "No one gets paid more than the Queen" they announced, but in a world where even a queen has to fight for equal pay, what progress are we making to close the gender pay gap?
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    Working out our Differences
    22 June 2018
    With the number Australian based companies entering or operating in New Zealand, it is surprising how little is written about the human resources and employment relations implications of this, particularly in the small to medium business space.
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    Talent Pool - Recruiting Made Easy
    22 June 2018
    Before you decide to go to market for your next vacancy; get in touch. We could have your ideal candidate ready and willing to start, and all the hard work has already been done.
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    Effective Prioritising and Action Planning Workshop
    22 June 2018
    In the fast paced and demanding world we live in, we are often too busy being busy and find ourselves spending our time and energy on the wrong things. Knocking out the quick wins at work, but failing to focus our time on what’s important.
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    Personal Grievances – Seriously Expensive!
    22 June 2018
    In January 2017 a health worker at a District Health Board was awarded $20,000 in compensation for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings. This is considered a moderate amount.
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    Managing People on the Farm
    9 May 2018
    There are huge amounts of research that show if you manage and lead people well, they will perform, which couldn’t be more accurate in the farming industry. The performance, commitment and engagement of every employee is of huge importance to production and therefore profit, so getting this right is key.
    HR Recruitment and Selection Workshop
    30 April 2018
    Our team will provide a dynamic workshop, providing techniques and tools so you can avoid one bad apple spoiling the bunch. Expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of how to successfully recruit the best person for your business.
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    HR 101 – Core HR Employment Relations
    29 April 2018
    Employment and HR law can be very complicated. This workshop is designed for business owners and managers to receive insights on Employment Relations and Compliance. We will ensure you are clear on your duties and obligations and understand the risks, before we lead into a snapshot of the potential impact from the recent new laws and regulations introduced by the new government.
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    What's on the Horizon for Employment Legislation in 2018
    22 March 2018
    With a change of Government late last year, many of us waited in anticipation for how that change would affect us as employers and business owners. The new Labour Government indicated that change would be imminent for employment legislations with a focus on workplace relations. We now have some clarity as to what those key amendments will look like.
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    What you should know about Payroll
    22 March 2018
    Getting payroll wrong can prove to be very costly for the employer. Employers are strongly encouraged to consider having their payroll processes independently reviewed to establish if they have a problem to be concerned about.
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