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Silence the whining worker by HRM | 11/04/2013 10:10:19 a.m.

Not only can the complainer make work that bit more unpleasant for everyone, they can also reduce productivity. Here's how HR can make inroads.read more

Messy desks may boost workplace efficiency by HCA | 3/04/2013 2:32:37 p.m.

While businesses and office managers often impose ‘clean desk’ policies and tout work efficiency and productivity as the reasons, research from Germany has threatened to turn office neat freaks into a tizz – the findings indicate that being surrounded by mess can allow people to think more clearly.read more

A ‘trainee’ must be in training by Rose Sneyd | 3/04/2013 2:30:51 p.m.

A former Dunedin pharmacy owes thousands of dollars in wage arrears for paying former staff, whom it called ‘trainees’, less than the minimum wage. Where did they go wrong? read more

The black and white of paid breaks by Rose Sneyd | 20/03/2013 3:28:12 p.m.

The question of whether all employees are entitled to paid rest and meal breaks has received unambiguous clarification in a recent ERA determination.read more

Keeping Mum at work by Rose Sneyd | 20/03/2013 9:56:41 a.m.

Half of employers believe that having working mothers on the workforce boosts productivity, but are they facilitating their participation?read more

An employer’s best friend too? by Rose Sneyd | 13/03/2013 12:10:39 p.m.

Man’s best friend may also be his best friend in the workplace according to research that demonstrates benefits such as lower employee stress and greater job satisfaction.read more

HR tweet chat aims to ignite debate by Rose Sneyd | 27/02/2013 9:04:46 a.m.

A New Zealand initiative encourages HR pros to tackle sacred cows in the Twittersphere.read more

‘Performance’ reviews all about development by Rose Sneyd | 25/02/2013 3:10:42 p.m.

Many managers consider performance reviews to be on the way out, but perhaps they just need to be refocused.read more

Low literacy may place workers at risk by Rose Sneyd | 20/02/2013 2:17:00 p.m.

Almost half of New Zealand employees lack the literacy to cope in the modern workforce, but how might this impact your staff’s health and safety?read more