From 3news.co.nzResearch shows that employees who are happier at work work more productively. So a programme called the Rainbow Tick has been launched, rewarding employers who support workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Diverse sexual orientation in the workplace obviously isn't a new thing, but one of the first companies to sign up to the new Rainbow Tick programme says we have come a long way in the 28 years since homosexuality became legal in New Zealand.
Aside from the obvious effects of exercise on physical fitness and mental well-being, a recent study suggests that the positive impact of exercise on your personal life may extend to how well you function at work.
A survey by recruitment firm Randstad indicates that Kiwi workers believe there is a strong link between performance in the workplace and keeping fit and active, with 70 per cent of employees saying the quality of their work benefits when they exercise regularly.
Golden Bay company Solly's Freight has been ordered to pay $67,000 in fines and reparations after worker William Clark had his arm caught in a rock crusher machine. Managing director Merv Solly says he'll pay, but he is disappointed with the situation.
Clark was working as a labourer at Golden Bay Dolomite, a plant run by a company associated with Solly's, when the incident happened in August last year. Worksafe New Zealand said he was attempting to clear debris away from one of the conveyer belts on a rock crusher when his glove got caught and his arm was dragged into the drum roller.
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