Are you ready for these employment legislation changes from 1 April 2019?

A number of employment legislation changes are coming into effect from 1 April 2019. Here’s what you need to be aware of: Minimum Wage Increase From 1 April, the minimum wage will increase by $1.20 per hour, up to $17.70. This aligns with Labour & NZ First’s...
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Making a Career Change – Feeling Curious on What Else Could Be For You?

After spending some time on the beach or in the outdoors over the summer break, away from the pressures of everyday life and routines, we can often find ourselves reflecting on a what a new direction or change in our life might look like for us. When we feel stirred to consider a...
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Successfully Managing Workplace Conflict, Bullying and Investigations

Labour Market trends highlight that workplace bullying is on the rise – we’ve certainly seen this reflected in our increasing investigations workload over the last 1-2 years. “Bullying harms workers and is a significant issue in New Zealand work places. It can affect...
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An acronym you should remember when leading change

Guest Post from Suzi McAlpine of The Leader’s Digest, an award-winning leadership blog. I like acronyms. They’re handy. Where would we be without RSVP, ETA and FYI? And having to remember the colours of the rainbow in correct order is made easier by ROYGBIV. This is...
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Using Cameras in the Workplace – When is it Appropriate & When is it Not? 2018 Update

In September 2014 we published Using Cameras in the Workplace – When is it Appropriate & when is it not?. This is a follow up article with more recent information regarding use of CCTV cameras in the workplace. You may have seen the recent news in regards to a NZ Post...
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Employment law changes – awaiting the final outcome…

We await the final outcome of employment law changes from the Coalition Government. The Coalition partner NZ First seemingly remain unconvinced on some of the proposals…. 90 Day Trial Period They have already flexed their muscle on the 90 day trial period proposal. The...
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Losing the Rugby…is Change on the Horizon?

How interesting reading social media and hearing in the news how NZ and its staunch dedicated rugby supporters are dealing with the shock loss to South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. While the feeling isn’t anything like prior losses at world cup events, there is certainly a...
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Intepeople Marlborough have Moved

We’re delighted to announce that Intepeople Marlborough have moved into a new office space in Blenheim. Our new address is 82 Seymour Street, Blenheim For those of you that visited us in our previous office on Market Street, our Seymour Street location is quite the contras...
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Applying for a Job? A Talent Partner’s Tips on Communication as a Candidate

Communication as a candidate – what part does this play when you’re applying for a job? Answer: a HUGE part! Communication of who you are and why you should be considered for the role underpins the entire recruitment process. It is a key factor in getting you that step...
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Employment Branding – “Why” it Matters

Employment Branding – “Why” it Matters The recent Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Luncheon presenter Z Energy CEO, Mike Bennetts, left me feeling inspired. The theme was “why” we do things around here – what makes Z distinctive as a company and a brand, what they believe...
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