Management Insights

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Retaining Good Staff

Is it all about the money or are there other options for retaining good staff? In this current season of very low unemployment in NZ, the job market has become…

Writing Useful Job Descriptions

NZ employment law requires that all employees must have a description to accompany their employment agreement. Many employers don’t realise this. Others write aspirational job descriptions as they embark on…

Recruitment in 2022

Recruitment in 2022 Recruitment has changed! If you are currently recruiting, you have probably already found that the market is challenging. ​ The pandemic has driven changes in technologies, new…

No Jab, No Job

No Jab, No Job “No jab, no job” is the new catchphrase. Considering whether to require employees to be vaccinated is a topical and difficult subject. Max Whitehead is known…

Changing Employee Pay

Changing Employee Pay Changing employee pay is rarely a problem when pay rates increase but sometimes employers need to make other changes. Recently Bruce Atchison bravely put his hand up…

Employee Leave for Overseas Travel

Employee Leave for Overseas Travel In the current COVID environment, approving employee leave for overseas travel requires some extra considerations. Our travel bubbles have been long awaited and signal an…

Contractor or Employee?

Employee or Contractor? Is the difference between an employee and a contractor not just splitting hairs? “If my guys choose to be contractors, what does it matter to me? Why…
Dealing With Fake Sickies

Dealing with Fake Sickies

As an employer you’ve probably questioned the genuineness of an employee taking sick leave from time to time. When time is money, this is something that deserves some thought, strategy and…
Deciding About Downsizing

Deciding about Downsizing

The New Zealand economy has been heavily disrupted over the past nine months resulting in most businesses needing to review their operations, including their workforce needs.  Many businesses have been…

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