MBIE ‘well short’ on payroll issue with no end date in sight

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – David Clark, Labour’s spokesperson for economic development, says he’s “very concerned” about the performance of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment after an audit, with the holiday payroll issue still hanging … Read more »

Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. Read more »

Recruitment trends for 2017

Press Release – Hays

What will the recruitment market in 2017 bring? According to recruiting experts Hays, jobs growth, flexible headcounts, a digital skills gap, wage pressure for highly-skilled professionals and work-life integration will be key features. Read more »

Feds Pleased With Decision to Leave Earner Levy Unchanged

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Government decide to keep the ACC Earner Levy unchanged. Read more »

Review of Retirement Income Policies: Toys Talk Retirement

Press Release – Commission for Financial Capability

We promised we were going to do things differently with our 2016 Review of Retirement Income Policies and we dont like to disappoint. Read more »

KiwiSaver recommendations welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the KiwiSaver findings of the Retirement Commissioners three-yearly review of retirement income policies. Read more »

Govt already in ‘holiday mode’ on $2.3b owed to Kiwi workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is dragging its feet while working New Zealanders are still missing up to $2.3 billion collectively owed to them through underpaid holiday pay entitlements, Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. Read more »

SSC apologises to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the apology by the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe. Read more »

SSC apologises to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe

Press Release – State Services Commission

I have today apologised to Mr Derek Leask and Mr Nigel Fyfe for issues identified by the Ombudsman relating to the Investigation into the Possible Unauthorised Disclosure of Information Relating to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the … Read more »

Commissioner’s statement of conduct expectations

Press Release – State Services Commission

I need to be clear that while the Ombudsman identified issues with fairness and process in the investigation and release of the final report, these concerns relate to one section of a wider report. Read more »

No Hamilton bus service as drivers take action for fair pay

Press Release – FIRST Union

Approximately 30 drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton are taking strike action today as the bus company refuses to pay fair wages to the drivers who keep the company running. Read more »

Building a sustainable future medical workforce

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

The following is a joint statement from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and the New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA). Read more »

No more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Businesses in New Zealand are being warned by the Labour Inspectorate about disguising business employees as volunteers following a nationwide investigation that revealed some concerning employment practices, particularly in the accommodation … Read more »

SSC Apologises for handling of Rebstock Investigation

Press Release – Derek Leask

Former New Zealand High Commissioner in London Derek Leask welcomes the formal decision by the State Services Commission (SSC) to accept the Ombudsmans findings and recommendations on the SSCs flawed 2012-13 Inquiry into the leaking of MFAT papers. Read more »

New rules for trucks to increase productivity and safety

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new Land Transport Rule will help increase efficiency and ease congestion on our roads by enabling trucks to carry more freight, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. Read more »

Interns to build understanding of Asian business cultures

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Top New Zealand students and graduates are investing in their future careers by spending their summer on business internships in Asia. Read more »

Rising numbers of trainees and apprentices is excellent news

Press Release – Industry Training Federation

The number of apprentices in New Zealand grew by 12 percent over the last two years, and completion rates for industry trainees and apprenticeships are also greatly improved. Read more »

Business confidence strong, skills shortage is a concern

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is going into 2017 with a confident outlook, according to the most recent EMA Employers Survey. However, the skills shortage is a concern. Read more »

Prime Minister John Key resigns

Press Release – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

There will be mixed feelings throughout the country about Keys resignation says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. — Closing the Gap Read more »

More people in industry training

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that more people are succeeding in industry training programmes. Read more »

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