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.


Proposed Legal changes to Employment Contracts

Advance warning! The government is going to introduce changes to what you can/can't put in an employment agreement.

Read more >

Trends in Performance Management

I have come across some clear trends in companies that want to make a difference in managing their staff performance.

Read more >

Improve Productivity with Flexibility

A Working Mum's Research survey in the US has concluded that those who are happy with their work-life benefits are 21% more productive and 33% more likely to stay with…

Read more >

Caring and Flexibility

Over 430,000 New Zealanders fit the description of a carer and some 90% of them are aged between 18 and 65, with the majority working full or part-time.

Read more >

Drug testing

The Drug Detection Agency in NZ conducted over 100,000 tests on jobseekers and employees in 2014.

Read more >

90-day limit for Personal Grievances n/a

A recent court case has highlighted a legislated reason for a personal grievance being able to be raised outside the 90-day limit.

Read more >

April-May Essential Update

The Essential Update can be read here

Read more >

Immigration Law Changes

Changes to Immigration law are expected to be in place by 1 July; all of which should make those of you involved in hiring staff on work visas a little…

Read more >

Employing Migrant Workers - take care

They changed the law on April 30th.

Read more >

Champion Canterbury Awards

Do you know a company that has had done some amazing things; had an amazing impact on its staff or the community; or in some way is just worth celebrating?…

Read more >


Need help managing staff?

Essential HR has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. We can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

Keeping You Posted

1 September 2021

Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

Read Now >
30 August 2021

Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

Read Now >
24 August 2021

Covid-19 – Accessing Resurgence Support

Read Now >

Subscribe to key legal updates
and HR tips

Receive updates via email

We share an analysis; summary of key legal developments and useful tips. You can receive our regular updates, sharing a summary of key legal developments, analysis and useful tips. Each monthly newsletter includes Mike's whereabouts, and the articles posted throughout the month.