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SPOTLIGHT ON: Recruitment

February 2, 2018
It is crucial to take a lot of time and thought into recruiting a new person. As the old saying goes, ‘one bad apple spoils the bunch’ – so you really don’t want to hire the wrong person into your business. Tara Dennehy, one of our recruitment advisors tells us what to consider when looking to hire and why as an employer, recruitment should always be on your mind.
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The Power and The Passion - How to Create Effective Teams Through Giving, Sharing and Celebration

December 12, 2017
You would think that teams are everywhere; we use that word so freely in workplaces so we must be teams, right? The reality is we mostly work as groups, not as teams. In a truly successful team we give all we can to the team and to each other. Julie uses the National Women's Rugby Team The Black Ferns as an example of a successful team.
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Assertiveness in the Aviation Workplace

December 5, 2017
Being assertive is not easy. It’s often easier to be aggressive or passive. So how does someone without natural assertiveness, learn the skill? And why is it important for aviation safety?
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An Overseas Secondment Experience

October 20, 2017
When a secondment opportunity came up to work for Staples Rodway’s sister company Baker Tilly International (BTI) in London, Tracey Soffe jumped at the chance. What better way to further her career and travel the world.
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Employers Receiving Penalties for Payroll Mistakes

October 20, 2017
12 months ago MBIE estimated the total cost around the country of payroll underpayments could top $2 billion, affecting more than 700,000 employees. Kearin Pollard discusses the effect this has on businesses and what to do to avoid this happening to you.

The Psychopathology of Office Politics

September 18, 2017
Office politics play out in every business and it is human nature and basic sociology to have power dynamics within a group. But do we really want to go to work feeling like we have to slay dragons?
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Dairy Farm to pay $8,550 for Employment Breaches

July 12, 2017
Beware of breaching your employer obligations - stay up to date to avoid costly implications.

Staff Inductions

With any new hire, most organisations want a new employee to ‘hit the ground running’ and more often than not, due to work demands, the induction process (aka ‘on-boarding’) is ad hoc, under-rated and under-prepared. As a result, new employees can be poorly armed for success in their new role.
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Changes to Parental Leave

June 16, 2017
A positive change to parental leave has taken effect this month. Find out how this change will benefit your flexibility around parental leave payments and returning to work. 
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Bullying - not just an issue in the playground

May 26, 2017
How many of you chose to wear a pink shirt in your workplace on the 26th of May? The CEO of the Mental Health Foundation called on all employers to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and to wear a pink item in support of anti-bullying
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