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.


Independent Directors

A useful way to help you direct your business – especially when you are stepping back from heavy involvement in the day-to-day running.

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Essential Update - January 2014

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Starting a business

If you spend a little time up front you can avoid a huge headache later.

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Policies and Procedures v Employment Agreements

If your policies are not consistent with your Employment Agreements they may not be enforceable.

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On-Call rates

We have had a few questions about ‘on-call’ rates. What’s fair reimbursement for being able to respond outside of normal hours and what accepted standards are there?

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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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