Facilities Management industry takes off in New Zealand

Press Release – Hays

Demand for facilities management services in New Zealand is set to grow in the months ahead as companies continue to outsource the management of their buildings and assets, says recruiting experts Hays Facilities Management. Read more »

Mitre 10 inducts outstanding contributors into Hall of Fame

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 inducts outstanding contributors into Hall of Fame One past CEO and two veteran Mitre 10 owners have been inducted into a newly established Mitre 10 Hall of Fame at the retailers annual awards dinner, held on 23 July at the Langham … Read more »

Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable

Article – BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) – Maori businesses are more optimistic and recording stronger profit growth than non-Maori firms as the focus of the sector shifts from righting historical grievances to looking to the future, ANZ Bank’s 2015 Maori business report … Read more »

VUW and LEADR & IAMA research

Press Release – LEADR

VUW and LEADR & IAMA research first step in taking anecdote to evidence on commercial mediation in NZ Read more »

Health and safety reforms preserve main principles: Z Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill has retained the most important principles that underpinned it and will “over time help to shift how we think about health and safety in New Zealand,” says Julian Hughes, … Read more »

Focus on Regions Welcome

Press Release – MYOB

The Governments announcement on Sunday of extra incentives for migrants to settle outside Auckland will be a welcome boost to local economies, according to leading New Zealand software accounting firm MYOB. Read more »

Greenpeace Greece launches crowdfunded solar campaign

Press Release – Greenpeace

Rhodes, Greece, 27 July, 2015 21 Greenpeace activists from Greece, Italy and Spain today spread a 600 square meter arrow banner reading Oil is fueling Greek debt, pointing at a Greek oil-fired power plant under construction on the island … Read more »

Immigration changes a good step, but growth strategy needed

Press Release – NZMEA

The Governments immigration changes to encourage more skills and entrepreneurs to the regions is a good step forward and will help address regional skill shortages. However, a wider regional growth strategy is needed to bring new life and sustainable … Read more »

Another fail for diversity

Press Release – Hays

61 per cent of New Zealand employers admit that they dont have a diversity policy in place for hiring new staff, according to findings in the recently released 2015 Hays Salary Guide . Read more »

Apprentices served well by Code of Practice

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says apprentices and their employers will have clearer expectations thanks to a new Code of Good Practice. Read more »

Kiwi businesses value returning mothers

Press Release – Regus Group

New Zealand businesses are world leaders at recognising the value of mothers returning to the workforce, according to a new global survey by Regus . Read more »

Improving spread of skills, investment across NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

Fraudulent ‘Psychiatrist’ Found Working for Waikato Dhb

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

In a news release timed to be well-hidden on Saturday evening, Waikato DHB has announced that a person who was employed by the DHB as a consultant Psychiatrist has been charged with fraudulently using a false identity to work for the DHBs Mental Health & … Read more »

Fears safely relieved by Health and Safety amendments

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased that many volunteers fears that their roles and responsibilities would be increasingly complicated by the Health and Safety Reform Bill will today be relieved following the release of the revised report from the … Read more »

Changes to Health and Safety Reform Bill are sensible

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believe the two month delay in the Select Committee reporting back the Health and Safety Reform Bill to Parliament has led to improvements for the farming industry. Read more »

Big changes to Health and Safety Bill with more to come

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The select committee is proposing significant amendments to the Health and Safety Reform Bill, with the prospect of more to come through Supplementary Order Paper. Read more »

Forum welcomes report on H&S Bill

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

It is encouraging to see that the revised the Health and Safety Reform Bill still includes clear requirements for employers to involve their workers in health and safety, the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum says. Read more »

Health and Safety Reform Bill provides direction

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Federation

Health and Safety Reform Bill provides direction for safer workplaces: EMA The proposed changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill will help provide direction for safer workplaces, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). The proposed … Read more »

New safety bill more practical

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New safety bill more practical New legislation for health and safety is being made more practical, says BusinessNZ. Changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill announced today will help small businesses, farmers and others provide safer workplaces, BusinessNZ … Read more »

Anglican Family Care workers reach new agreement

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to have signed a new collective agreement for workers at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Otago, after last years industrial action and the suspension of AFC staff by management prior to Christmas. Read more »

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