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Secret recordings are they legal?

‘Secret’ recordings made by employees can be used against employers in Authority proceedings.  In the decision of the Employment Relations Authority of Firman v Insyn Limited, Ms Firman made a secret recording of a meeting with her employer, where she was notified of a disciplinary process and potential suspension. The Authority considered that what occurred […]

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Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is a significant hazard in New Zealand, having one of the highest rates of workplace bullying in the world with an estimated one in five Kiwis feeling victimised.  Bullying affects people physically and mentally, resulting in increased stress levels, decreased emotional wellbeing, reduced coping strategies and lower work performance.

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Gotta catch ‘em all? What does Pokémon Go mean for the employment relationship?

So unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you’ve probably become aware of Pokémon Go.  Indeed, statistically, there’s a good chance you’re a Pokémon Go player yourself.  For those not in the know, Pokémon Go is a web-based app that allows players to catch, train (and battle with) collectable digital […]

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Seven must-know facts for creating a successful recruitment process

A recent 2016 Candidate Behaviour Study from CareerBuilder has identified the seven key take-aways for companies and managers to create a more efficient recruitment process. “It’s important to remember that the candidate experience starts from the very first click and can impact how effectively a company is able to recruit quality candidates, the popularity of its employer […]

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