New Zealanders put in longer hours than others but lag behind in goods and services they produce. A strict 40-hour regime doesn’t encourage workers to do their best. The so-called “normal” 40-hour working week appears to be a thing of the past, the 2013 Census indicates.
This great article appeared in IT Brief NZ. New Zealand businesses are making the move from paper-based health and safety management systems to online tools, according to Everest Group, the Waikato human resources consultancy. Karen Wells, Everest Group health and safety specialist, says, “We’re seeing more and more businesses who are extremely concerned with ensuring […]
Have you ever found that looking for a job can be a full time role? This can be quite true but then how important is it to find your next dream job? There are all sorts of reasons why a person is looking to leave a role and there has been recent studies to suggest […]
Overwork and employee burnout is one of HR’s highest priorities – but according to Andrew May, a Sydney-based performance coach, many of your seemingly exhausted staff members could be exaggerating. Speaking to ABC News’ Breakfast show, May said that research had shown around a third of workers were “faking being overworked”. According to May, the […]
The Health and Safety Reform Bill has been passed by Parliament and it will come into effect on 4 April 2016. The new law will be called the Health and Safety at Work Act and our new health and safety law will be based on Australia’s existing model. Australia have seen a 16 per cent […]
Yesterday Business NZ and Southern Cross Health Society released their second Wellness in the Workplace Survey. The report – which gathered responses from 113 employers (with 116,000 employees) – covered various aspects of workplace wellbeing, including the cost of absentee staff, stress and policies for mature-aged workers.
Last week, media reports alleged that up to a quarter of workers on Christchurch construction sites were failing drug tests – and that these numbers were continuously rising. The increase was reported to be aligned with the rising availability of methamphetamine.
When a woman returns to work after having a baby, she already faces multiple new pressures which employers are adding to, a new report has claimed. A study by Women’s Health Action Trust has revealed that more than a third of New Zealand’s employers are not aware of the legislation surrounding breastfeeding, and many are […]
The way you treat job candidates during the recruitment process – even those you decide not to hire – can have a direct impact on the bottom line, according to the results of a recently released study. “Companies might not realise the impact it has on their business when they don’t respond to job candidates […]
There is quite some difficulty in determining how to handle employee misconduct outside of the workplace. Employers have an obligation to manage alcohol responsibly for their staff. Legislation in New Zealand states that employers have a duty to manage hazards arising within or outside of work, so the same obligations would apply to employers if […]