Workplace Trends

The changing face of our workplace as economic, cultural and political influences shape our working future.

Money laundering scams target NZ small businesses

New Zealand small business owners are being warned to watch out for overseas money laundering scams. The latest scam to target honest Kiwis has seen businesses contacted by a fake overseas customer asking to purchase products. However, they pay over the stated amount, and then ask for the excess...

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Latest NZ work accident statistics released

Nearly 200,000 claims for work-related injuries were made to ACC last year, new figures reveal. Statistics New Zealand figures show that in 2012, 180,000 claims were made for a work-related injury to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The provisional figures show the overall rate of injury claims was 93 claims...

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Hackers target smart phones

Smartphones have become the number one target for hackers trying to cheat New Zealanders, says a New Zealand academic who has been studying global trends. University of Auckland Computer Science lecturer Dr Giovanni Russello will this week share his research that reveals how stealing personal information, hacking into bank accounts...

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Shortage of jobs for primary school teachers

Rebecca Young - looking for work along with hundreds of others.Hundreds of teachers are out of work as graduates fight for vacancies which can attract as many as 100 applications each. A new Ministry of Education report on teacher supply shows jobs remain hard to come by. Aucklander Rebecca Young,...

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Unions battle employment law changes

Simon Bridges not looking too petrified that the Unions are gunning for him.Unions are united in their opposition to proposed employment law changes, saying they will affect not only workers but their children and the healthcare system. Submissions to a parliamentary select committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill...

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Employment Court finds ‘Systematic bias against women’

The Employment Court has come down on the side of some of the most poorly paid women in the workforce in a landmark test case ruling. The Employment Court has also accused female-dominated industries, such as aged care, of perpetuating a systemic bias against women by undervaluing work that...

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Small Medium Enterprises hold off on hiring new staff

The increasing pace of recovery and strong business confidence is not likely to translate into a significant number of new jobs in the SME sector this year, a new study shows. But more businesses are planning to keep the staff they've got. The proportion of small-to-medium enterprise (SME) employers intending...

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