Posted on 26 November 2013
Dangerous buildings break work safety laws
Bosses knowingly sending staff to work in earthquake-prone buildings are breaking health and safety laws.
The government agency responsible for upholding building rules - the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) - admits it has taken no action on quake-prone buildings.
Boating firm 'at fault' in sacking
A Nelson firm which made a worker redundant without following a fair process must pay him $10,000.
Totally Boating 2004 Ltd laid off outboard technician Wayne Woodward in March last year after he returned from a forced holiday.
Volcanic fallout over money loss
A property developer who went bankrupt owing $32 million is being taken to the Employment Relations Authority by a former employee for more than $1m.
Remuera developer Steve Kelly went bust in 2008 following a string of failed property developments in upmarket Auckland suburbs.
Teleworking no longer a foreign concept
Years ago, work was five days a week in an office where you had constant face to face access to your manager and team. Technology – and specifically the cloud – changed all that.
We can now work anytime, anywhere and can empower our staff to do so too.
Posted on 22 November 2013
How to identify talent
It's commonly accepted that having the right people in the right roles sets an organisation up for success. As the war for talent rages on; finding, attracting and retaining the right people will be key. The alternative to battling to buy scarce talent is growing your own.
A solution that most organisations have realised makes business sense.
20 tips to dress appropriately for work
Whether you like it or not, the way you look plays a role in your success in the modern workplace.
“The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn. “Even if your boss doesn't think that they're thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it.