Intepeople Partners Internationally Certified in Workplace Investigations

Intepeople HR Partners Melisa Kappely and Marianne Wilkinson completed an intensive training programme in the USA with the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) late last year. With this achievement they join a small number of New Zealand HR Professionals and Lawyers as...
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How To Have a Better Work Life Balance

Well here we are again – the beginning of a New Year and at the risk of sounding clichéd, what better time is there for reflections and resolutions. As I was scoffing ham and swigging champagne, I couldn’t help but reflect on the train wreck that was December (well, that may be...
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Employees Rating Employers – A wake up call for Employers? Or not?

Did any of you notice this interesting article in the Business pages of Stuff last week? Employees rating Employers Article It essentially outlines how there are now websites like Trip Advisor that you can go to and rate your workplace – usually out of 5. The site the articles...
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BRAIN GAIN…A NO BRAINER

Having a recruitment business can have its challenges. One of the most difficult is convincing a client to take a punt on a candidate that you know from their background and experience  are  going to add  real value to that company, possibly in ways even the client may not have...
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Of course you can you dismiss employees with criminal convictions – right?

Like most things to do with employment, it isn’t as straightforward as it seems as Fonterra recently experienced. The employee, Mr Richardson, applied for a job as a tanker driver and was asked to declare any convictions on the job application.  The application made it clear he...
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Resolutions – have you failed already?

I recently came across some interesting American statistics about New Year’s resolutions. It got me thinking – how do you make a resolution stick? Who is most successful, and why? 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions – and only 8% are usually successful in...
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Gen X, Gen Y – are there really differences?

Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers – real differences, or just another excuse to stereotype people? We’ve all heard lots about the different generations and how they differ from each other. All sorts of theories abound, how to market to different generations, how to manage them at work...
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Fishing off the company wharf!

What is it about short men in positions of power? The Bevan/Len saga reads like a re-run of the Bill and Monica fiasco – all hot and steamy but no cigar in this case apparently. Clearly ‘power’ is a compelling aphrodisiac for some people. Would Len have appealed to Bevan if he...
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Leadership Competency Models – Part 1

Recently one of my clients started the process of designing and implementing a leadership competency model. This would be the second leadership model I have designed and with the original designed a few years ago I decided to see what was happening out there in the world of...
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The nuances of following a proper process…

There seems to be an upswing in employment court rulings making the press at the moment. They serve as a reminder to us in the HR field to work with not only CEO’s, Senior Managers and Supervisors but also Board members when it comes to difficult issues. The following link takes...
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