TODAY'S NEWS - 11 SEPTEMBER

Posted on 11 September 2014

Should you offer “go away” money?

From HRMOnline.co.nz

When workplace situations escalate into legal cases, going to court isn’t always the best option for employers.

“The reality of a lot of litigation, whether in the employment context or elsewhere, is that parties to proceedings need to be mindful of a whole range of ramifications and implications of the matter going to court,” People+Culture Strategies managing principal Joydeep Hor told HRM.

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Future of work - tips for top office

From NZHerald.co.nz

Technology will drive a rapid change in the working environment during the next five years, says workplace design expert Donna Wheatley.

Wheatley, who has a PhD in workplace design, said rapidly evolving technology was enabling people to be more flexible and work from any location.

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Dishing the dirt on office germs

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Want to keep your workers healthy? Old fashioned soap and water may be the key.

A new study has found that germs take just two hours to spread from an office door handle to half the employees, the Daily Mail reported.

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Brainwashed into the cult of busy

From NZHerald.co.nz

We're all just so "busy" these days. "Slammed" in fact. "Buried," writes blogger Meredith Fineman. "There seems to be a constant exchange, even a one-upping, of just how much we have on our plates when we communicate about our work."

Author Scott Berkun would agree. Berkun had busy bosses and busy parents, and assumed they had very important things to do.

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Worker’s fall costs company $40K

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Providing proper safety equipment for employees is one thing, but making sure it’s being used is another matter, as an Auckland construction company discovered.

CMP Construction was fined $30,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in reparation after an employee of a sub-contractor fell five metres, suffering multiple fractures and significant head injuries.

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