Archive: 2015

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.


Employment Agreements - who understands them?

Only 0. 6% of people read their employment agreements in full!  That is 6 people in a thousand.  This is according to a study conducted by protecting. co.

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September Update

This month's Update has a primary focus on the legislation proposed by the government to reinforce basic Employment Standards.

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Rugby World Cup and absenteeism

Well, once again sport takes over NZ businesses!  Go the All Blacks but just how should you manage your staff when their rugby support limits their productivity? Well even Business.

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Helping Staff who suffer from Domestic Violence

Kudos to The Warehouse Group – they have announced that victimised employees will be entitled to an additional 10 days paid leave per year for meetings etc related to getting…

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Equal Pay - a measurement challenge

So, the College of Midwives has started legal action and the NZ Education Institute has said it will do likewise on behalf of education support workers.

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Health Safety Law passed with my amendment

Allow me to blow my own trumpet - at least this one time!  When I spoke to the Select Committee on behalf of small businesses I asked for one thing…

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Deducting pay for short notice

It seems that I am finding an increasing number of situations where an employee gives short notice when they resign.

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Recruiting the right person is only half the battle

In my experience of recruiting it is absolutely essential to have a thorough and robust recruitment process.

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Office Work is Dangerous!

The British Journal of Sports Medicine has identified further evidence that prolonged sitting or standing in stationary positions is increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes (at least).

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CCTV - Surveillance of Employees

I've recently had a couple of clients where CCTV has played an important role in determining whether or not an employee lost their job.

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Keeping You Posted

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Flooding Advice

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25 May 2021

Essential HR Update

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4 May 2021

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