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Rise in false qualifications

Employers and HR Professionals are warned to be extra vigilant after New York Times claimed that a Pakistani company, Axect, was earning millions of dollars off of selling fake degrees on a global scale. According to the newspaper, Axect are said to hire actors who are responsible for promoting fake tertiary institutes, which has been […]

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Kiwi business confidence overtaking Australia’s

A new study has revealed that while Aussie business leaders’ confidence has remained static over the past ten months, the outlook of their Kiwi counterparts has soared. The survey had 2,504 respondents from across Australia and New Zealand. Conducted by Leadership Management Australasia (LMA), The Leadership Employment and Direction (LEAD) Survey found that at June […]

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Specialist HR services sought after in the Waikato

Hamilton and Te Awamutu-based Everest Group’s newest recruit says greater human resource support in the Waikato will help local business leaders to get a better night’s sleep. “Whether a business is dealing with growth and evolving or trying to cope because things are not going so well, business leaders have the right to sleep at […]

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Is your employer brand a talent magnet?

The latest results from the Randstad Awards have been published.  One in every two Kiwis said they would like to work at the Department of Conservation. In today’s highly competitive job market, employer branding is a crucial tool for attracting and retaining the right kind of talent.   An employer brand represents the image a company […]

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Exit Interviews – real and useful feedback

Employers prefer to receive feedback from current employees so they can address the situation and make changes before an employee decides to leave.  However, this frequently doesn’t happen.  Many employees fear retribution and therefore don’t share their concerns with management while they are still employed. They start looking elsewhere and you only realize there’s an […]

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“Aggressive” meatworker awarded compensation

A former meatworks employee, who complained of intimidation by a co-worker, has been awarded compensation after it was found he was unjustifiably dismissed. Curtis Webber was employed by meatworks AFFCO in Rangiura for 25 years. He claimed that he was unjustifiably dismissed when he was sacked for serious misconduct in February 2013. In 2012, Webber […]

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Company fined $33,750

Waterproofing company Gunac Hawke’s Bay has been fined $33,750 after an employee was rendered unconscious by toxic fumes whilst working. The worker was applying a bitumen-based product to the inside of a grain silo when the incident occurred last year, Stuff reported. Although the employee was wearing a respirator, it was reported that he did […]

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Worker sacked for morning sickness

The former employee of a Manawatu service station was recently found to have been wrongfully sacked from her job, after her morning sickness led to her dismissal. The authority member presiding over the case ruled that her employer had made “deliberate” moves to create an illusion that she was a casual worker, finding that the […]

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