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Far out Friday: Is this the most inappropriate job ad ever? by Nicola Middlemiss | 13/03/2015 12:57:26 p.m.

One UK recruitment agency is facing backlash after posting an overtly sexist picture alongside a secretary position – then defending their decision! read more

Surgeon puts spotlight on sexual harassment by Chloe Taylor | 11/03/2015 12:39:10 p.m.

One prominent female surgeon’s controversial comments recently led to several women coming forward about their experiences of sexual harassment within the medical sector.read more

Are your job ads breaching the Human Rights Act? by Chloe Taylor | 5/03/2015 4:21:18 p.m.

Choose your wording carefully when drafting your next job advertisement or you could potentially be in breach of the Human Rights Act.read more

How old is old when it comes to employees? by HRM | 4/03/2015 1:00:22 p.m.

With an ageing population there’s a strong push to retain and to hire older workers. But will age prejudice get in the way?read more

“Aggressive” meatworker awarded compensation by Chloe Taylor | 27/02/2015 12:59:30 p.m.

An employee who allegedly threatened his manager with physical violence was awarded compensation recently when the ERA found procedural shortfalls with his termination. Find out what his employer did wrong. read more

Fine for employer whose business operated for just two weeks by Chloe Taylor | 20/02/2015 4:36:27 p.m.

A Christchurch-based franchise operator has been slapped with a fine after an investigation by the MBIE led to legal action which found she had underpaid an employee. read more

Employees with autism – the secret to one company’s success by Nicola Middlemiss | 17/02/2015 12:06:25 p.m.

An unconventional car wash has become a resounding success after the company’s COO spotted the untapped potential of specific workers.read more

Online career campaigns – ground-breaking or gimmick? by Nicola Middlemiss | 9/02/2015 4:55:41 p.m.

More and more job seekers are turning to social media to sell their skills – but is HR paying enough attention? HRM investigates. read more

Will infamous office romp couple lose their jobs? by Chloe Taylor | 5/02/2015 10:18:21 a.m.

After images of two employees engaging in a romantic encounter in their office went viral, speculation is mounting around the fate of their employment. HRM speaks to an expert in employment law about the legal issues involved. read more