Posted on 26 March 2014

7 Secrets to Creating a Great Workplace

Every manager worries about their employees at one time or another.  From sick time to work time, the bottom line of the business is to maintain a great environment so everyone can do their best.  Without a comfortable environment where employees feel they can do their job, you will find that turnover will rear its ugly head more and more often.  So what can you do as a manager to create a great workplace environment?  There are a few secrets that you can easily use to make your workplace a great one for everyone.

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Employee ordered to repay $574,000

An employee who ripped off a Catholic society for $574,000 has been ordered to repay the money.

The Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society had sued its former administration and accounting officer Susan Terri Hagai, 47, in the High Court at Wellington.

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How to separate work and home when working from home

These days more and more folks, even corporate people, work at home some or part of the time.

Two key issues need to be handled if we work without the immediate physical support of an office and the external motivation of 'going' to work. Mastery of them will dramatically increase your home-based productivity.

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Posted on 25 March 2014

No ducking bad hiring decisions

British business magnate Richard Branson says the first thing he looks for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with the company culture.

Few would argue that this is not a sensible approach, as learning skills is an important aspect of any job but personality is difficult to change.

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BNZ 'soap nazis' battle early flu

BNZ staff are calling senior managers "soap Nazis" after being told they should measure hand sanitiser use and clean all surfaces twice a day.

The measures have been proposed in an effort to cut down on the number of staff taking sick leave because of colds and flu.

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