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The Golden Triangle - Sustainability, Employee Engagement and Business Results

March 16, 2018
Business leaders would have to have their head firmly in the sand not to see that today’s consumers are increasingly voting with their wallets, and choosing where possible to support brands operating with a higher purpose.

What's on the Horizon for Employment Legislation in 2018

March 15, 2018
With a change of Government late last year, many of us waited in anticipation for how that change would affect us as employers and business owners.  We now have some clarity as to what those key amendments will look like

Psychometric tests for Selection and Coaching

March 15, 2018
Psychometric tests are designed to reveal details about behavioural traits and personality which often don’t come to light within the interview process. They are also useful tools to identify and develop talented leaders, build employee engagement, and ensure business results. For most people, there is a gap between who they think they are and how others perceive them.

What you should know about Payroll

March 15, 2018
Getting payroll wrong can prove to be very costly for the employer. Retrospective adjustments going back 6 years, along with financial penalties imposed, are potential consequences of getting it wrong.

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.
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