Posted on 11 November 2013
Workplace needs to work for all
An attitude of deference pervades New Zealand's working culture, says CTU president Helen Kelly. What she describes as a dominant expression of our culture - "don't rock the boat, don't make a fuss, don't get above your station, grin and bear it" - affects working relationships between individuals and groups, men and women, government, employer and employees.
"What I see happening is this proposition that employers are some sort of charitable organisation gifting jobs to people who are the beneficiaries of those jobs. In that relationship, employees shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them. They should be grateful and business should be given all deference."
Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them
Frustrated by your employees? The problem may be you, not them.
Your employees are your business, and keeping them motivated has a direct result on your own bottom line. It's harder to do nowadays. More than 70 percent of employees recently surveyed claim to be disengaged at work.
Lobby group may form to influence how top executives paid
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Devon Funds Management are hoping to create a lobby group to influence how much senior executives at some of the country's biggest listed companies are paid.
The two fund managers are trying to gather support from other institutional investors.
Posted on 8 November 2013
Cowards Can’t Lead: Secrets to Fueling Courage
Cowards can’t lead. Inaction, pain, and failure follow cowardly leaders. Cowardly leaders:
Air NZ's warning over Saddam email 'justified'
An Air New Zealand employee who emailed senior executives comparing his boss's leadership to Saddam Hussein's regime was justifiably disciplined, the Employment Relations Authority has found.
Mataiasi Tuioti, who worked as a technician in the airline's Gas Turbines division, received a final warning for the four-page email, sent in May last year.
Employer may be deported after exploitation reports
An investigation into reports of exploitation at a Korean food preparation factory found the employer is in New Zealand illegally.Reports that workers at the Auckland factory were being were being paid less than minimum wage and working up to 16 hours in a day with few or no breaks prompted a massive, multi-organisation investigation.