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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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27% of working NZ looking to change jobs

A recent survey has found that more than one in four workers is thinking of leaving their jobs.  Conducted by Randstad, the survey found that an increasing number of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs and want to resign. The survey concluded that 27% of working New Zealanders were looking to change jobs in the […]

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Business fined $135K

The operators of an orchard have been ordered to pay $134,500 after one of its employees was killed when his tractor rolled down a bank while he was driving. Gary Wakefield was mowing the orchard when the tractor rolled, pinning him beneath it and giving him fatal injuries. This week in the Nelson District Court, […]

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Young Kiwis putting work life balance ahead of their salary

A new workplace report reveals New Zealanders are more focused on flexible hours than their pay packet. The 2015 Hiring Report shows young professionals are more motivated by work life balance rather than their salary with one in four Kiwis willing to shift jobs for their lifestyle, Roman Rogers told TV ONE’s Breakfast. Mr Rogers, […]

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