Posted on 17 February 2014
When Elisabeth Kübler-Ross developed her model depicting the five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - her research focused only on those with a terminal illness.
Since then, her model has been found to apply to any major loss that people experience such as the loss of a house in a bankruptcy, the loss of a car in a robbery, and even the loss of a job.
Small business: Training staff a win-win for SMEs
Darren Parlato, who owns Foxton's only chartered accounting practice, is clearly chuffed at the outcome of staff training recently undertaken by his only employee, office manager Stella Vockins.
Vockins wanted to grow her knowledge and gain a formally recognised designation, so undertook training to become an accounting technician, an assessment of competence via the Accounting Technician College of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
OK to sack speeding bus driver
A bus driver who was sacked after complaints including that he refused to let a passenger use the toilet, was justifiably dismissed, the Employment Relations Authority has ruled.
Roger Heaslip was employed as a driver by Hayward Coachlines in November 2012 and by the beginning of March 2013 was operating the company's Nakedbus northern service.
Job-seekers claim looks discrimination
Maya Croll-Wright, 19, has several years of experience in hospitality, strong motivation and an outgoing personality. Yet, she struggles to find a job. Why? She has tattoos, blue hair and describes herself as overweight.
"I have had countless job interviews after applying for every job I can find. But as soon as they see me in person, it all goes downhill."
Posted on 14 February 2014
Are you the office dragon?
Recently someone asked me if I am an "office dragon". I thought for a moment before giving a knee-jerk defensive response.
It's true that I am not the sort of person who regularly asks about your weekend, and I probably won't go to your baby shower. I am not likely to forward your mass email about how angels are looking out for me. Perhaps at times of extreme deadlines, I might even be a little curt with you.
How not to be your workplace’s Valentines Day stalker
Stop right there. Valentines Day is not the time to surprise a colleague with a declaration of romantic interest, especially if you have only admired them from afar.
You wouldn’t believe the number of people who are too shy to ask someone for a coffee, but think it is perfectly okay to deliver a box of roses, a clutch of helium balloons and a stuffed teddy to someone they barely know.