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Test your knowledge on bullying

Posted by on 20 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Bullying can be described as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse of power that undermines, humiliates or injures the recipient.  Bullying is not only unacceptable on moral grounds, but if left unchecked, it can also result in the employer breaching their obligations under the Health & Safety Act and the Employment Relations Act. And…bullying is bad for your business as it can impact on productivity through: Poor performance; Increased absence; Low morale; Loss of company reputation; Resignations and difficulty in recruiting and poor customer service and/or product quality.

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September Free Seminar

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When biting your tongue is the best option

Posted by on 19 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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It might on occasion be tempting to communicate your opinion about an employee that has less than impressed or to clarify your version of events before the employee does.  However, one Arthur’s Pass employer found that this can lead to a costly and time-consuming case with compensation to pay.

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Are your holidays a distant memory?

Posted by on 19 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Next time you moan about the lack of holidays during the cold NZ winter months, just remember that there are only five countries in the world (out of approx. 193 countries)that receive more paid annual leave and public holidays than we do.

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How to choose your management team

Posted by on 19 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Here is an alternate method of choosing the right  team for your business...

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Can you contract out of your H&S obligations?

Posted by on 19 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Kiwirail engaged a company called Southroads Limited (SL) when they needed to replace two rail bridges in Otago.

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Bar Manager pockets $12K for dismissal

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The owner of Auckland's Cowboys Bar will have to pay out more than $12,000 for unfairly dismissing a manager after she sent a text to her subordinate about poor behaviour.

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Privacy in the Workplace – Does it Exist?

Posted by on 19 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Gina Kensington was dismissed by Air New Zealand earlier this year following a dispute over sick leave she claimed was taken to care for her sister. Ms Kensington raised a personal grievance saying she did not misuse sick leave. She is seeking reinstatement and compensation.

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