Posted on 12 February 2014
Employers to receive more access to cross-Tasman criminal history checks
New Zealand and Australian employers are to have greater access to respective national criminal history checks for employment vetting purposes.
The move follows a successful trial of criminal history information sharing between New Zealand and Queensland. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be developed to expand the trial to all Australian states and to all eligible Australian and New Zealand organisations.
Tips for helping businesses thrive
Edge advisors and sharing economies are the latest trends to help small business operators thrive, futurist Tim Longhurst says.
Mr Longhurst works for Australian consultancy Key Message, which helps organisations adapt to change, and shared his tips at a roadshow in Auckland for accounting software provider MYOB.
He later told Radio New Zealand small businesses in New Zealand needed to find an edge advisor to help them keep up with latest trends and technology.
Kiwi entrepreneurs hold optimistic outlook
Kiwi entrepreneurs are among the world' most optimistic this year, especially when hiring staff, the Entrepreneurs' Organisation says.
Tony Falkenstein, the Entrepreneurs' Organisation New Zealand communications chairman and a director of water cooler business Just Water, said strong economic indicators meant kiwi entrepreneurs were ready to start hiring new staff.
Posted on 11 February 2014
Managing 'career twilight' can be challenging
You may recall a recent story about an Auckland developer's intention to design an apartment complex exclusively for baby boomers.
The advertising promoted that the complex was looking for residents "who are still planning to climb Kilimanjaro, write their autobiography, party with the [Rolling] Stones, swim the Cook Strait or create a new startup".
Job seeker claims age knock-back
A Timaru man one year off receiving superannuation is taking Alpine Energy to the Human Rights Review Tribunal for age discrimination after he was not given a job.A pre-hearing was held in Timaru yesterday by the tribunal before chairman Roger Haines and members Ken Shirley and Deborah Hart to discuss disclosure of documents relevant to the case, with a hearing likely to be held in June.