Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

Proposed legislation aiming to enhance legal protections in the workplace for domestic violence victims is unclear and could result in a range of unintended consequences, the New Zealand Law Society says. Read more »

Kennards Hire shuts-up-shop across NZ for Family Day

Press Release – Kennards

Sunday, 21 May was a big day for Kennards Hire. Each and every one of Kennards Hires 170-odd branches shut-up-shop for the day, with staff invited to bring their families along to the annual Kennards Hire Family Day celebration. Read more »

Unite Union makes headway in talks with Restaurant Brands

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Unite Union is still negotiating with Restaurant Brands New Zealand after the union’s members, who account for about half the fast food operator’s local workforce, went on strike for the first time in a decade. Read more »

New Partner Development Manager and Partner Director

Press Release – Modica Group

Phillip Linder and Hayley Fisher have joined Modica Group as Partner Development Manager and Partner Director respectively, and will focus on growing Modica internationally. Read more »

Proposed closure of ACC call centres “disappointing”

Press Release – Public Service Association

PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporations proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

Bullying and harassment an issue in a third of NZ workplaces

Press Release – Diversity Works

Bullying and harassment are rated as important issues in more than a third of New Zealand workplaces, according to recent research. Read more »

Buckley Systems’ magnetism attracts new C-Suite

Press Release – Buckley Systems

Successful New Zealand manufacturer and global exporter of precision electro magnets, Buckley Systems, has appointed four C-Suite executives. Read more »

Balanced approach to living wage at Hutt City Council

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has adopted a new Remuneration and Employment Policy reflecting its commitment to paying the living wage while meeting its legal obligations under the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act). Read more »

Newmarket Business Awards Finalists Announced

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Neighbourhood bars and cafes, designer retailers, fitness centres and beauty clinics are among the finalists announced today in the 2017 Newmarket Business Awards (NBA). Read more »

Media Suite joins the All of Government Web Services Panel

Press Release – Media Suite

As a proud new member of the Web Services Panel (WSP), we are looking forward to a faster, more affordable procurement process for our government agency clients. Read more »

Smart personal Safety Device protecting lone workers

Press Release – Groundwork

Recently there has been a change in legislation placing more emphasis on the protection of lone workers. In a lot of cases these workers have not been able to reach out for assistance when in trouble, leading to otherwise preventable injury or death. … Read more »

Apprenticeships more than just Trades

Press Release – Careerforce

23 May 2017 Apprenticeships more than just Trades Young people and school leavers opting for an Apprenticeship over university study should consider a career in the health and wellbeing sector. Apprenticeships are much more than just trades, … Read more »

Ethical reputation rated higher than salary

Press Release – Robert Half

Auckland, 23 May 2017 The vast majority of New Zealand companies understand the importance of employer branding in a competitive business environment, and yet there are stark differences into what the core elements are of companies reputation … Read more »

BizDojo takes over Xero building

Press Release – BizDojo

Wellington set to be the home of collaboration BizDojo is getting too large for Wellington, or at least its current space, and is pleased to announce it is taking over the Wellington HQ of Xero in Market Lane. Read more »

PSA supports independent inquiry into MoT fraud

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports calls for an independent inquiry into how the Ministry of Transport handled a fraudulent employee. Read more »

Hospitality sector set to benefit from immigration policy

Press Release – Lane Neave

The visa landscape has changed in the South Island following the introduction of Immigration New Zealands new policy. Read more »

Silver lining to skills shortage

Press Release – Service IQ

Now, six of New Zealands regions have solid data for decision making as well as some concrete actions to help solve the problem. ServiceIQ has released Regional Roadmaps and Action Plans for Northland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago … Read more »

Fine for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director in the Pukekohe District Court today. Read more »

Company fined for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director in the Pukekohe District Court today. Read more »

Survey reveals business priorities for Budget 2017

Press Release – MYOB

With the budget fast approaching, a survey of small-to-medium sized businesses has revealed their thoughts on a range of economic policy issues. Read more »

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