Skills in demand: ability to work smarter, not harder

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

Skills in demand in 2015: Topping the list in New Zealand is the ability to work smarter, not harder. Read more »

Kathmandu appoints Xavier Simonet as new chief executive

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu, the Christchurch-based outdoor clothing retailer, has appointed Xavier Simonet as its new chief executive who will relocate from London to Melbourne to take up the role. Read more »

Tanui CEO Pohio resigns after building $840M asset base

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Mike Pohio has resigned after eight years at the helm to pursue governance opportunities. Read more »

Windflow to sack staff as UK, NZ energy markets remain slow

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, will sack staff to reduce costs in the face of slow planning and production in the UK and weak demand in the New Zealand market. Read more »

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Press Release – Arrow International

Arrow is grateful the courts have recognised the company has acted in good faith despite its breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act. Read more »

NZ 2040 – the impact of technology on the workplace

Press Release – MYOB

In 25 years time, the work colleague you chat to at the water cooler might be a hologram, your daily coffee fix may arrive at your office by drone and the plumber that turns up to fix a leak might be a robot, according to MYOB Chief Technology … Read more »

Licensed Building Practitioner requirements to change

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Upcoming changes to the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme announced today will make ongoing professional development more relevant and potentially less onerous for LBPs, whilst ensuring they remain professionally competent. Read more »

Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Hawkes bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth; surgery recommended to remove it Read more »

Orchard company to pay $134,500 over worker death

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

AB Wood Holdings Limited has been fined $49,500 and ordered to pay $85,000 in reparation after an employee died when the tractor he was using to mow grass rolled down an embankment, pinning him underneath it and fatally injuring him. Read more »

An Uber Rip Off for Taxpayers

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is concerned the Uber ride service and multinational companies like it are using elaborate tax shelters to rip off hard working Kiwi taxpayers. The Party will be closely following the governments newly announced review of … Read more »

Finance Minister English to keep lid on public sector wages

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English has warned public sector employees will face “restrained” wage increases as he tries to get the government books back in the black while contending with lower than expected inflation. Read more »

NZ skilled job vacancies rise in Dec as Chch spurs hiring

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 percent last month to its highest level in nearly six years as the Canterbury rebuild increased demand for skilled construction workers and engineers, … Read more »

Low inflation but high housing costs

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. Read more »

Skilled job vacancies grew in December

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.1 per cent for the month of December, and were up 7.4 per cent in the past year to December, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments Jobs Online report. Read more »

Work Life Balance Overtakes Money as Employees’ Top Priority

Press Release – Hudson

New Zealand 21 January 2015 Work life balance has surpassed salary as the primary motivator for New Zealand professionals for the first time, according to The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring in New Zealand 2015 [1] . Read more »

Council facilities going totally smokefree

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Designated smoking areas are being removed from Rotorua Lakes Council facilities to make them totally auahi kore smokefree. Read more »

Health funds needs boost to invest in workforce, not bosses

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says that health sector funding needs to increase and be targeted at the workforce who have struggled with wages falling further below the cost-of-living at the same time as workloads intensify. Read more »

Phil O’Reilly on older workers

Press Release – ElderNet

Phil, how can the golden age worker continue to enjoy being part of the workplace? Read more »

2015 Occupation Outlook App released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows students and their families to easily compare the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers and help … Read more »

Brickbats and bouquets for school leavers and graduates

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers wishing to recruit school leavers have scored them below par for basic literacy and the use of English language in a recent survey. Read more »

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