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Beat those back to work blues

I have just had four wonderful weeks off work but the funny thing about holidays is that no matter how long or amazing they are at some point they end and then whamo it’s Monday morning again. Now it’s not that I don’t love my job (truly guys you’re awesome) but the reality is...
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Employment legislation – too heavily weighted against employers?

There’s a lot of rules and regulations around employment and the workplace. How many pieces of legislation? My latest ‘bible’ the Brooker Employment Handbook lists 30 Acts and Regulations that apply. Eeek! It was complicated before, but from 1 April it got even more so with all...
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

The truth will always come out in the end. As the mother of three primary aged kids I’m constantly negotiating my way through a labyrinth of lies and convenient half truths. Whether it’s about teeth cleaning, doing homework or who raided the chocolate biscuits. In most cases I...
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The realities of restructures and redundancies

Being made redundant was one of the best things that ever happened to me. But did it feel like it at the time? Hell no! It was stressful, definitely increased my alcohol consumption (that social club fridge had to be emptied!) and led to some sleepless nights. And these days,...
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6 Benefits of having an “Employee Handbook”

‘How to Guide’ for Employees – Employee Handbook When you purchase a new piece of equipment, it is likely you will be given a manual or a ‘how to guide’ on setting up and navigating your way around the new equipment. It would not usually be expected that you would understand how...
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5 reasons to do workplace surveys.

Workplace Surveys – Finding out what’s going on at your place Conducting a survey is a great way to find out what is going on at your place from employees attitudes and perceptions through to leadership styles and business practices. You can also gather individual feedback on...
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Four C’s of CV Preparation

CV’s are Still Super Important! Gosh the pace of change is fast and between technological advances and the increasing role of social media in our day to day interactions it could be easy to think that CVs are not as important as they used to be. I think that would be a...
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Fun ideas to promote your company engagement and culture

Engagement and Culture – Fun Facts… Having just completed preparation for a presentation on engagement and culture I am doing this month, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the interesting snippets I found while doing my research. Did you know? Twitter holds...
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Hot Jobs or Not Hot Jobs

MBIE has just released a report that rates job prospects across many industries – 2016 Occupation Outlook Report The report uses labour market data to help those who are making decisions about their careers. It uses a simple way of looking at a range of jobs by demand, likely...
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Focus on Leadership

Well it’s February already and I am back in my office at Intepeople here in Nelson, New Zealand. I cannot tell you how good it is to be back, home is always a special place. Some of you may already be aware that we are working in conjunction with the BNZ to bring their business...
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