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Nurses' strike could still be on the cards over pay dispute

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:13:04 +1200 | RNZ

Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. More >>

RBNZ needs to be more aggressive to shed gender imbalance

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:47:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank needs to get "far more aggressive" to cast off a gender imbalance where 11 of the central bank's 13-strong executive team are men, and the proportion of women in senior roles ranks alongside some of ...More >>

Updated statement from EVENT Cinemas

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:33:32 +1200 | Event Cinemas

There was no industrial action at the majority of EVENT Cinemas’ 17 locations across New Zealand last night. There were 15 staff across all sites that left work to go on strike at 10pm to coincide with the Midnight Screening of Hans Solo: A Star ...More >>

NZ Super Fund on track to hire new CEO in June

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:42:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation are on track to appoint a new chief executive next month, as the board lobbies to keep control of setting the top manager's pay packet. More >>

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:20:44 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has launched a new research project to comprehensively measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.More >>

Tim Melville announced as President of NZIA

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:51:53 +1200 | New Zealand Institute of Architects

Auckland architect Tim Melville has taken up the role of President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and will serve a two-year term of office until May 2020. More >>

Millennials’ confidence in business takes sharp downturn

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:06:55 +1200 | Deloitte

Annual Deloitte survey finds millennials are calling for business leaders to more positively impact the broader world More >>

Big increase in organisations showcasing diversity

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:02:35 +1200 | Diversityworks

The number of entries to the Diversity Awards NZ™ has increased by 75 per cent this year, with organisations across New Zealand showcasing more than 90 initiatives designed to increase diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. “The Diversity ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we should be anxious about AI

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:11:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Poor old Phil Twyford. Caned by everyone, including his own team – the Prime Minister, the PSA – for saying something so very obvious. Treasury has, and always has had, some people in it with precious little of the life experience relevant to understanding ...More >>

Regulator’s focus on minimum employment entitlements

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:58:56 +1200 | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Regulator’s focus on minimum employment entitlements continues Smiths City Group Limited (Smiths City) is the latest in a string of businesses to come under fire for failing to provide employees with minimum statutory entitlements. This trend, ...More >>

Wendy's impose cut in rostered hours for union members

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:21:57 +1200 | Unite Union

Fast food company Wendy's has imposed a cut of up to 20% in the usual rostered hours for Unite Union members. More >>

6 potential uses of blockchain in HR and recruitment

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:40:54 +1200 | Hays Recruitment

Verifying candidate credentials, referencing and work contracts are just three areas of HR and recruitment that blockchain technology will impact, says recruiting experts Hays.More >>

Why more employers are bringing skilled migrants to NZ

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:49:25 +1200 | RNZ

More employers are getting the green light to bring in skilled migrants, bypassing previous requirements to seek New Zealanders first. More >>

Most optimistic business leaders are young, female or Māori

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:20:43 +1200 | Westpac

A comprehensive survey of businesses by Westpac NZ shows leaders who are young, female or Māori are among the most optimistic in the country. More >>

Millennials discuss Future of Work at Techweek

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:29:44 +1200 | Techweek

As part of Techweek 2018, a sold-out panel discussion at GreenHouse on Wednesday 23 May will explore the changing nature of work as told by millennials. The event is hosted by freelance network The SYNC Collective.More >>

Council investigating Living Wage for Bus Drivers

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:57:23 +1200 | FIRST Union

On Friday 18 May FIRST Union delegate Nat Tatana made a deputation to Waikato Regional Council Transport Committee about bus driver wages in the region. During his ten-minute presentation Nat expressed concern about the current wage rates for Bus Drivers, ...More >>

E tū: labour reforms long over-due

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:38:37 +1200 | E tu Union

E tū says proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act are long over-due and essential to addressing widespread labour abuses in New Zealand. More >>

Volunteering NZ Chief Executive Departing 20 July 2018

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:13:20 +1200 | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering NZ Chief Executive, Scott Miller, has announced his resignation, effective Friday, 20 July 2018. More >>

Employers told to pay minimum wage or risk prosecution

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:50:18 +1200 | RNZ

Advertisers offering jobs to backpackers are being told they must pay the minimum wage or risk prosecution. More >>

Midwives say extra budget money won't fix problems

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:11:26 +1200 | RNZ

Midwives have criticised the $103 million boost they received in this year's government budget, saying the figure is misleading and will not deal with pay equity. More >>


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