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Making diversity data public will boost NZ businesses

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:05:01 +1200 | Diversity Works

Diversity Works New Zealand has welcomed news that 44 of New Zealand’s leading companies have committed to reporting on gender and ethnicity representation within their workforces and across their boards.More >>

Budget 2017: $36.3 million for WorkSafe NZ

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:02:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 provides $36.3 million of additional operating spending over the next four years for WorkSafe New Zealand to build its capability as an effective, risk-targeted regulator, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.More >>

Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name in Australia

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:05:48 +1200 | E Tu

New Zealand’s largest private sector union is calling on New Zealand’s richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers.More >>

Championing Change at Russell McVeagh

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:24:27 +1200 | Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh is proud to be part of a group of New Zealand's leading organisations who are voluntarily committing to a new diversity reporting framework, announced today by Champions for Change.More >>

Taxation of employee share schemes for start-ups

Tue, 30 May 2017 10:35:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the release of an officials’ issues paper on the taxation of employee share schemes for start-up companies. More >>

The three legged health and safety culture

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:47:30 +1200 | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

The three-legged stool is often used as an analogy for three essential elements needed to operate a successful organisation. These three elements are described by Ernesto Sirolli as the Trinity of Management TM as ‘Product/Services’; ‘Marketing’ ...More >>

Leading-edge diversity and ethnicity reporting tool launched

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:45:01 +1200 | Champions for Change

Forty-four of New Zealand’s leading private and publicly-listed companies have voluntarily committed to a new diversity reporting framework that heralds a huge commitment to change, and one that will enable a new generation of diverse leaders ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union celebrates win on living wage

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:56:48 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the decision of the Hutt City Council last week to reject a blanket ‘living wage’ policy and instead give permission to the Council’s Chief Executive to pay a living wage "where it can be justified as the most cost-effective ...More >>

Property For Industry contract worth more than $42M

Mon, 29 May 2017 12:55:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) - Property For Industry's management contract is worth more than the $42 million the industrial property investor will pay to bring the contract in-house, which should pave the way to higher dividends, says an independent appraisal ...More >>

Good news for Kiwis, continued job ad growth on SEEK

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:12:16 +1200 | SEEK New Zealand

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 9.7 per cent new job ads on SEEK this April than the same period last year. More >>

Mitre 10 chair Dippie's own stores still at odds with union

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:37:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Mitre 10 (New Zealand) chairman Martin Dippie's Jacks Hardware and Timber is still wrangling with First Union over details of the hardware store operator's first collective agreement some 3 1/2 years after talks began. More >>

The budget offers nothing for NZ’s forgotten majority

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:05:52 +1200 | Small Business Voice

Yesterday, Steven Joyce released his first budget. Commentators have dubbed it a convenient “lolly scramble” leading up to September’s election. Max Whitehead, Chief Operating Office for Small Business Voice, has an alternative view. More >>

Business Awards Welcomes New Board Members

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:22:05 +1200 | Business Kapiti Horowhenua Inc

Business Kapiti Horowhenua ('BKH'), the organisation responsible for organising and running the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards, welcomed two new members to the Board at its recent AGM. More >>

Mitre 10 chairman still embroiled in employment dispute

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:19:50 +1200 | First Union

After more than three years of negotiations and court battles, union members at Jacks Hardware and Timber, trading as Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel, are still waiting to settle their first collective agreement as company owner and Mitre 10 ...More >>

Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:33:09 +1200 | New Zealand Law Society

Proposed legislation aiming to enhance legal protections in the workplace for domestic violence victims is unclear and could result in a range of unintended consequences, the New Zealand Law Society says.More >>

Kennards Hire shuts-up-shop across NZ for Family Day

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:20 +1200 | Kennards

Sunday, 21 May was a big day for Kennards Hire. Each and every one of Kennards Hire’s 170-odd branches shut-up-shop for the day, with staff invited to bring their families along to the annual Kennards Hire Family Day celebration. More >>

Unite Union makes headway in talks with Restaurant Brands

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Unite Union is still negotiating with Restaurant Brands New Zealand after the union's members, who account for about half the fast food operator's local workforce, went on strike for the first time in a decade. More >>

New Partner Development Manager and Partner Director

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:14:04 +1200 | Modica Group

Phillip Linder and Hayley Fisher have joined Modica Group as Partner Development Manager and Partner Director respectively, and will focus on growing Modica internationally. More >>

Proposed closure of ACC call centres "disappointing"

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:17:13 +1200 | Public Service Association

PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporation’s proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington. More >>

Bullying and harassment an issue in a third of NZ workplaces

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:07:01 +1200 | Diversity Works

Bullying and harassment are rated as important issues in more than a third of New Zealand workplaces, according to recent research. More >>