Posted on 12 September 2014

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Boost Employee Morale


You already know that you need a high rate of productivity to keep up with the competition. But how much effort are you putting into rewarding those employees that go above and beyond the call of duty for your company? What incentives are you offering to encourage even better performance?

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New Health and Safety Association launched


A new umbrella association for workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand has been established. The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) was launched on 10 September 2014 in Auckland by George Adams, Chair of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and of the Occupational Health Advisory Group set up by WorkSafe NZ.

HASANZ aims to raise professional standards across the occupational health and safety sector to provide healthier and safer workplaces for New Zealanders.

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Kiwis cut Friday hours as weekend wind-down begins


Nine out of 10 New Zealanders believe a "Friday feeling" exists while many spend the last two hours of the working week getting ready for the weekend, a survey has found.

Research by Colmar Brunton has found the average working Kiwi moves into a lower gear at 3.29pm on a Friday, finishes work at 4.04pm and "switches off" for the weekend an hour later. The research, commissioned by Mitre 10 and conducted last month, looked at New Zealanders' habits in the build-up to the weekend.

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