Tag - Employees

Time to axe performance reviews?

Workplace staff performance reviews have become a pillar of the vast swathe of administrative tangle otherwise known as 'best practice'. Like many good ideas they started off with the best of intentions but have morphed into something that is often counter- productive in many workplaces. Many workers are now faced with...

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Communication in the Workplace

Introduction : When we examine the causes of many of our employment relations issues in the workplace, a common theme is misunderstood communication. The addition of email, intranets and social media type platforms into the workplace have multiplied the chances of management and employees bursting into print without thinking through...

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Introduction to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Scheme (WSMP)

Introduction The Workplace Safety Management Practices scheme (WSMP) is a nationally recognised standard in organisational Health and Safety. Through its ten critical elements it gives a good coverage of what an successful organisations need to have in place to exercise best practice health and safety in their workplace. This introductory course...

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Successful Health and Safety Committees

Introduction Employee participation in workplace health and safety is a required by law. Many organisations have put committees in place and provided initial training on the role of the committee. Often little has been planned in the way of refresher training. New committee members have come on over the years...

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NZ Workers happier than Aussies – survey

New Zealand workers are happier than their Australian counterparts, a survey says, despite being paid less and working longer hours. One researcher said it was proof New Zealand breeds "cheap and efficient" workers. The Regus survey found nearly half of New Zealand employees said they were working harder since the global...

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Facebook using workers hogging workplace bandwidth

Social-network users are hogging more computer-network bandwidth - from the cubicle next door. A growing proportion of the capacity on corporate networks is being taken up by employees actively using social networking applications and file-sharing services, according to Palo Alto Networks, a US computer-security company that tracked network usage at...

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Labour scam sentence sends message about immigration fraud

A legal migrant worker in Blenheim.Immigration New Zealand says the conviction of a Blenheim labour contractor for employing foreign workers to enable them to remain in New Zealand unlawfully shows its intolerance of immigration fraud. Nixon Nixon, who had been employed by Walton Services Ltd, was sentenced in the Blenheim...

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All staff now need signed written employment agreements

The Department of Labour is reminding employers that the law now requires them to keep signed written employment agreements for all their staff. Since 1 July all employers are required to keep signed copies of employment agreements or current terms and conditions for all employees, or they may face a...

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