Posted on 24 September 2014

Colleagues in crisis - how to help


'The hardest thing for me after my mum died was going back to work," says Barbara (not her real name). "My colleagues knew how close we were, and yet most hardly acknowledged what had happened. I get that they didn't know what to say - but being expected to behave as if it was 'business as usual was really hard. I felt so alone.

"My boss saw me being tearful one day and even said impatiently: 'Aren't you over it yet?' It made me cry even harder."

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Finalists for New Zealand’s best places to work announced


Auckland, New Zealand, 23 September 2014 – IBM Kenexa (NYSE: IBM) a global provider of business solutions for human resources today announced the finalists of its annual Best Workplaces Survey and Awards. This year over 32,000 employees from 228 New Zealand organisations representing the private and public sectors participated in the survey. 42 companies reached the finalist status across the five employee size categories: Small, Small-Medium, Medium-Large, Large and Enterprise.

The 2014 finalists represent a broad spectrum of New Zealand industries from construction to IT, travel to consumer goods, and many more. 80 percent of this year’s finalists also achieved finalist status in 2013, demonstrating the increasing and continued importance New Zealand employers are placing on engaging their employees.
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