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Can you ask an employee to take a lie detector test? by HRM | 23/07/2014 12:14:56 p.m.

During an investigation it can be hard to separate the truth from the lies. Can HR ask employees to put their stories to the test?read more

Lighter side: Office rules that would drive you bananas by Janie Smith | 16/07/2014 12:12:02 p.m.

How would you feel about certain fruits being banned in the workplace? Or having to stand when your boss arrives? Some managers have bizarre demands when it comes to office rules.read more

When social media marketing goes horribly wrong by Janie Smith | 14/07/2014 3:01:36 p.m.

Many companies are putting a lot of resources into their social media marketing, but unless you have the right employees for the job, the results can be disastrous – as one HR department found out. read more

Pay and display: Would you make salaries company-wide knowledge? by Janie Smith | 11/07/2014 12:29:59 p.m.

A US company lets employees look up each other’s salaries and bonuses in the interest of transparency. Should Kiwi companies be doing the same thing?read more

Telecom too “suspicious” of sacked employee’s sick note by Janie Smith | 1/07/2014 2:42:55 p.m.

The Employment Court has ruled that Telecom unjustifiably dismissed a worker after questioning his medical certificate, which was issued overseas. What should you do when presented with a questionable sick note?read more

The downside of financial incentives by Human Capital | 1/07/2014 11:30:45 a.m.

The world’s most successful companies use financial incentives – but what motivational impact do they really have, and can they negatively impact your organisation? read more

Blog: Why NZ is low in productivity by Angela Atkins | 26/06/2014 12:35:33 p.m.

Ever wondered why New Zealand keeps making the headlines for having low productivity? Could it maybe have something to do with our horrendous traffic or our love of sport? HR blogger Angela Atkins shares her views.read more

Self-destructing text messages: HR friend or foe? by Tammy Buckley | 3/06/2014 12:54:41 p.m.

It sounds like something out of a spy movie but self-destructing text messages are now a reality thanks to a new app. Should HR be wary of this new technology or embrace it?read more

Thinking about quitting your job? It must be a Monday by HRM | 27/05/2014 7:28:40 a.m.

Research from the UK reveals that workers are most likely to be considering leaving their job at 1.42pm on a Monday, but they’ll be feeling better about work by Friday afternoon.read more

Asleep in the interview and other HR horror stories by Caitlin Nobes | 19/05/2014 9:44:26 a.m.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen a job candidate do in an interview? HR pros share their worst interview experiences.read more