Posted on 10 March 2014
Are you a bad boss? How to identify it and how to fix it.
Most people have had their share of “bad bosses.” According to research by Gallup, it’s a leading factor as to why so many people are actively disengaged at work. In fact almost 70% in the USA alone are disengaged because they have a bad manager.
Recruitment via Facebook
Social media has given rise to an 'always-on' workforce with a well-developed network that shares in a broad range of personal, professional and lifestyle conversations.Wendy Hewson, Kelly Services general manager The recruitment industry is starting to be undermined by social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, according to the findings of a new survey.
Allowing access to rivals CVs sets dangerous precedent - law firm
A decision to allow a Timaru job seeker the right to see the CVs of people who beat him to a job could have wide reaching implications for employers and job seekers, says a leading law firm.
'Glass ceiling gets thicker' for NZ business women
The glass ceiling that women must push through to gain board or senior management roles in New Zealand businesses appears to be getting thicker and more difficult to penetrate, according to the latest research from Grant Thornton.
Posted on 5 March 2014
Job seeker wins battle to see CVs of fellow applicants
A 62-year-old job seeker who is accusing a New Zealand energy firm of age discrimination has won a legal battle to view the CVs of the people who beat him to the job.
Kevin Waters worked at Alpine Energy Limited from 1975 to 2008 before he resigned.
Company to pay worker $27k for religious discrimination
A Waikato business had been ordered to pay out more than $27,000 and provide human rights training to managers after a worker was let go because he believed Saturday was a holy day and he should be at church.
In the Human Rights Review Tribunal decision released yesterday Affco was ordered to ensure managers were aware of its obligations under the Human Rights Act due to its treatment of casual worker Jalesi Nakarawa, a Phd student at Waikato University.
The dangers of mixing politics and your job
Readers will be well aware that it is an election year. Undoubtedly everyone in Parliament has an eye on the upcoming campaign. The conduct of MPs will be seen in this light - but how does this affect the workplace?
Election year presents a number of pitfalls so keeping politics out of the workplace as much as possible is usually the best bet. Recent events involving Shane Taurima certainly serve as a cautionary tale.
Simplified contracts help workers
An award-winning contract has helped a Nelson man with learning disabilities get a shiny new job.
Peter McClunie, 19, has been cleaning vehicles at Quay Cars since December last year. He found the work through Nelson employment support charity Workstar which supplied him with a simple employment agreement created especially to put those with disabilities in the workforce.
Govt cuts red tape for employee share schemes
Commerce Minister Craig Foss has announced an exemption to cut compliance costs for employee share schemes as part of the Financial Markets Conduct Act implementation.
"New exemption rules will open up possibilities for employers to offer share purchase schemes, enabling employees to take an ownership stake in the business they work for. This creates a practical way for businesses, especially start-ups to attract and retain talent," says Mr Foss.
Fired chippie worker wins compensation
A fish and chip shop worker who was sacked after she was accused of stealing from the till has been awarded more than $10,000 compensation.
In a decision released today, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ruled the worker was unjustifiably disadvantaged in her employment and unjustifiably dismissed.