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Follow your gut feeling when recruiting

Posted by on 25 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Managers are familiar with sitting on the more pleasant side of an interview table. But how often have you had a ‘gut feel’ within the first couple of minutes about how right the candidate was for the role? It’s not whether you like them, or whether they are attractive, well-dressed or whether they smile nicely, but whether they are right.

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Amendments to Youth Rate

Posted by on 24 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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A Bill for an Act to amend the Minimum Wage Act 1983 to make a number of changes to the ways in which minimum rates of wages may be prescribed by Order in Council. These include introducing the ability to set 1 or more starting-out rates of wages (payable at not less than 80% of the minimum adult rate of wages) for eligible young people aged 16, 17, 18, or 19 years who are not supervising or training other workers, repealing the ability to set the current new entrant rate, and changing the criteria for setting the current training rate.

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‘Mondayisation’ bill to go ahead

Posted by on 24 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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The Holidays Amendment Bill to “Mondayise” Waitangi day and ANZAC day has now been passed into legislation. If either of those days fall on a Saturday or Sunday, which is not otherwise a working day for the employee, then the public holiday will be treated as falling on the following Monday. 

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Recruitment - In-house v Outsourcing

Posted by on 24 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Getting recruitment right the first time…use an external agency or your internal people?

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Minimum Wage to Increase

Posted by on 20 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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The new minimum wage rates will come into effect on 1 April 2013. The minimum wage will rise from the current rate of $13.50 to $13.75 per hour.

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April Free Seminar

Posted by on 18 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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