New health and safety toolkit now available

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

SafePlus, a new Government developed and endorsed health and safety toolkit, is now available to all New Zealand businesses, and is set to help lift the health and safety performance in workplaces across the country. Read more »

Put a stop to bullying, says NZMA

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is concerned by the findings of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) study on bullying in the New Zealand senior medical workforce, and encourages employers and colleges to continue their focus … Read more »

Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line

Press Release – First Union

24 November 2017 Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line after ERA ruling The union representing workers at Foodstuffs South Island is calling on the co-operatives CEO to pull rogue store owners into line after an Employment … Read more »

WorkSafe fully accepts the decision of the Supreme Court

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Chief Executive Nicole Rosie said the Courts decision clarifies the approach the regulator should have taken, and will take in the future in such circumstances. Read more »

Pike River families have protected working people once again

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonyas son Ben and Annas husband Milton … Read more »

PSA Disappointed at Tax Working Group Terms of Reference

Press Release – Public Service Association

The narrow scope of the governments much-anticipated Tax Working Group is a disappointment to unions and working people, the PSA says. Read more »

Educators ask for funding to settle pay equity claims

Press Release – NZEI

Educators working in schools and early childhood services are welcoming the new Government’s commitment to ending the gender pay gap for women and are asking that Budget 2018 includes money to speedily settle their pay equity claims. Read more »

Eight Signs You’re A Bad Boss

Press Release – Robert Half

Eight Signs Youre A Bad Boss Auckland, 22 November 2017 A manager has a wide range of responsibilities, from setting clear expectations, to making sure business goals are met or even exceeded. A good boss manages staff effectively so that they … Read more »

Job advertisements rise slightly in October 2017

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose slightly with an increase of 0.1 per cent in October 2017 and 8.2 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Read more »

NZ software company launches staff badge system

Press Release – Propellerhead

Learnt a new skill at work? Achieved a career milestone? A New Zealand tech company has developed a new way for employees to digitally track their professional development, secure pay rises, and eliminate workplace biases. Read more »

Casual and contractor employment predicted to rise

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

A substantial proportion of New Zealand business leaders expect casual and contractor employment to increase over the next ten years. Read more »

New Zealand businesses overlooking skills shortfall

Press Release – Diversity Works

Lack of awareness around the literacy and numeracy needs of their staff could be preventing New Zealand businesses maximising their productivity and profit. Read more »

The Burnout Conundrum: How to Work Flexibly And Not Burn Out

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

You want to work flexibly but with always-on communication you must strike the right balance between life and work to avoid the growing epidemic of employee burnout, says recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

The Future of Work Sits Within the Gig Economy.

Article – ENSPIRAL

Silvia Zuur was invited by the organisers of the Wellington Work in Progress conference to speak on the pro side of the Great Debate: The pros and cons of the Gig Economy. Below is her opening address. Read more »

André Lovatt to take up Auckland Airport role

Press Release – Regenerate Christchurch

Regenerate Christchurch chair and Arts Centre chief executive Andr Lovatt is to leave the city to take up a new role at Auckland Airport. Mr Lovatt, who returned to Christchurch in 2012 after more than a decade working overseas to assist with … Read more »

Auckland Airport announces new GM Airport Development

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Andre Lovatt as its new general manager airport development and delivery. Andre will be responsible for leading the airports infrastructure development and delivery team, focusing on the implementation … Read more »

Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister’s commitment

Press Release – Access Alliance

The Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister Carmel Sepulonis commitment to increasing access for New Zealanders with a disability. Read more »

Interventions required to keep aging workforce safe

Press Release – University of Otago

With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees only set to increase, more needs to be done to keep them safe, a University of Otago study has found. Read more »

Diversity Works NZ Chief Executive Honoured in Global Top 50

Press Release – Diversity Works

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie has been named as one of the worlds Top 50 Diversity Professionals in the 2017 Global Diversity List released today. Read more »

Government employment in Porirua grows

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Around 350 government employees will relocate to a new space in Porirua. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) people will start to occupy the refurbished office space in the former Target building on Heriot Drive from 27 November. Read more »

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