Posted on 9 July 2014

Cut football supporters some slack


Employers are being encouraged to be patient with football-focused workers as the Fifa World Cup semifinals bite into working hours today and tomorrow.

World Cup fever may have its biggest workplace impact so far during this morning's Brazil-Germany match and tomorrow's Netherlands-Argentina encounter, with their 8am kick-offs.

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Australian company ordered to pay Kiwi worker $100,000


An Australian company has been ordered to pay a Kiwi worker more than $100,000 by the Employment Relations Authority, after it was found to have committed multiple breaches of the employment agreement.

The ERA found that Forte Alpha Operations failed to pay employee Richard Newall’s salary on time and in full, did not pay him salary arrears, KiwiSaver contributions, PAYE to the Inland Revenue Department or his holiday pay when he was dismissed.

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Social media: Talent goldmine or yesterday’s news?


While employers are flocking to social media sites for marketing and recruitment, it looks as though the potential employees they’re trying to target are running the other way.

A Colmar Brunton survey on New Zealanders’ social media habits showed that the number of people who follow brands on social media has dropped from 41% in 2013 to 27% this year.

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