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Temporary visa changes more workable

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:47:44 +1200 | BusinessNZ

Changes announced today will help define what is a lower-skilled employee, and will restrict lower-skilled migrant employees to a 3-year visa with a stand-down period before becoming eligible for a new visa. Any migrant earning less than $41,538 a ...More >>

Government focus on workforce skills is welcome

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:05:20 +1200 | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the overall direction of the government's response to the Productivity Commission's Tertiary Education Inquiry. More >>

Flexibility in tertiary models key to addressing skills

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:09:16 +1200 | EMA

The deepening skills shortage is a key concern for employers which is why the EMA is keen to understand further detail around the Government’s announcement on tertiary models today.More >>

Pay Equity Bill introduced

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:46:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Pay Equity Bill introduced Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today introduced the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill to Parliament. More >>

Executives face crisis of confidence

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:47:48 +1200 | Senate SHJ

Organisations face greater reputational risks than ever before – but many of Australasia’s senior executives lack confidence in their ability to handle a crisis. More >>

Small Firms’ Growth Expectations Hit Two-Year High

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:25:32 +1200 | ANZ Business NZ

After a slow start to the year, confidence among small businesses rebounded in the June quarter, and their activity expectations are the highest in two years, according to ANZ’s Business Micro Scope survey.More >>

Research Association NZ Political Polling Guidelines

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:14:14 +1200 | Research Association

With the election only two months away the noise around political polling is getting understandably louder. So Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) is providing a helpful little guide on reading and reporting polls for journalists which you can ...More >>

Counteroffers prove ineffective for long term staff retentio

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:35:16 +1200 | Robert Half International

Counteroffers prove ineffective for long term staff retention: survey • 89% of New Zealand CFOs have made a counteroffer to employees in a bid to retain them. • 64% have made a counteroffer to an employee who ended up leaving the company. • ...More >>

Leading national firm innovates new approach

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:44:51 +1200 | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Leading conflict management service provider, FairWay Resolution Limited has new ownership model - transitioning with advice and support from MinterEllisonRuddWatts from being a Crown entity to being owned by a trust established for the benefit of ...More >>

Hawke’s Bay Plan for Regional Prosperity Gains Momentum

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:15:50 +1200 | Matariki

Launched a year ago this week (on 27 July 2016) Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy (HBREDS) was the result of collaborative efforts by businesses, Iwi, Councils and government agencies to produce a plan aimed at diversifying ...More >>

Christchurch City Council & The Living Wage

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:21 +1200 | Keep Our Assets Canterbury

Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) is pleased the Council has finally released one of the reports prepared by its staff on the Living Wage before a debate and vote at this Thursday’s council meeting.More >>

Auckland Chamber of Commerce on Crown Infrastructure

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:43:46 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Inviting private sector to invest in housing infrastructure - "Solution-based thinking and exactly what we need right now" More >>

Careerforce Graduates First Health & Wellbeing Apprentices

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:59:09 +1200 | Careerforce

The very first cohort of New Zealand’s Health and Wellbeing Apprentices will be celebrated in style at a graduation evening next month, as part of the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference (CWDC), hosted at Te Papa from 7-8 August 2017.More >>

Campaign to Recruit Female Infrastructure Industry Staff

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:58:49 +1200 | Connexis

Wellington, 20 July 2017: Women from around the country recently experienced a taste of a career in the Infrastructure Industry. More >>

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:49:11 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. "Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the ...More >>

Ground-breaking funding research for Wellington

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:33:41 +1200 | Nikau Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of a Nikau Foundation donor, one of the biggest questions facing grant makers in the Wellington Region has now been answered. More >>

Government launches plan to close gender pay gap

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:48:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) - Women's Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago. More >>

5.1% Increase in Average Retail Wage Rates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:02:35 +1200 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has published the results of its annual report on wages across the sector and, on average, wages have increased by 5.1 per cent over the last year, from $20.73 to $21.80.More >>

NZ’s First Sustainable Dental Practice Opens in Wanaka

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:14:56 +1200 | Wanaka Dental

“It is about cultivating good habits and giving people chances to make positive choices. Every little bit helps.” More >>

Zeropoint Ventures Provides Access to NZ Entrepreneurs

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:12:50 +1200 | Zeropoint Ventures

Zeropoint Ventures Officially Launches, Providing Access to Entrepreneurship Support No Matter Where You Are in New Zealand More >>


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