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Importance of keeping adequate records

A recent Employment Relations Authority case is reinforcing the importance of keeping adequate employment records after one business was fined $7,000 for falling short. Hawera restaurant Indian Zaika was hit the four-figure penalty after it failed to provide evidence of compliant wage, time, holiday and leave records to an inspector from the Ministry of Business, […]

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Five trends for all-round employee health

While wellbeing initiatives are effective ways to build a fully engaged workplace, they don’t go all the way. In fact, it is better to also cultivate a healthy emotional culture at work, Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, wrote on Forbes. “Physical well-being cannot be the sole priority anymore, because people bring their entire […]

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Bosses behaving badly – what is HR to do?

It is common knowledge that strong leadership one of the key drivers for organisational success, so what happens when your leader is behaving badly? Aside from potentially bringing the organisation into disrepute or putting a dent in the balance sheet, the collateral damage of negative leadership can be devastating to a workplace. Hostile workplaces can […]

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How to fire someone without destroying their self esteem

Telling an employee they’re fired, no matter how much you like or dislike them, is never an easy task for the HR manager. Such a delicate situation needs to be managed carefully to avoid creating additional distress or potential psychological trauma for the employee. Trying to soften the blow by saying “Hey mate I don’t […]

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