Essential HR

We aim to share short, informative posts on current developments and ideas in the HR space that are of practical use to employers and employees alike!

The Essential HR Team wants to make sure you always know what is happening in the world of human resources. Here we provide you with latest news and updates from Essential HR, as we identify them.  This includes our own analyses, summaries of key legal developments month by month, and useful tips for your organisation.


90-day Trial Periods

Some key points: A Trial Period is not a probationary period, it is not something that is passed or failed, it is not linked to performance.

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Essential Update - December 2013

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Essential Update - November 2013

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Strategic HR Management – why is it so important?

Recently, a client set about recruiting to meet the growth opportunities his company was facing only to find no one with the skills he is looking for currently in NZ...

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Essential Update - September 2013

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Essential Update - July 2013

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Essential Update - June 2013

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KiwiSaver increases and minimums

From 1 April 2013, compulsory employer contributions will rise from the current 2 % to 3 %, and the default rate and minimum employee contribution rate will also increase from...

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