Pick up any local newspaper at the moment and you will often read someone quoted as saying, “That decision was a no-brainer”, but the scientific reality is that we use a lot more of our brain than most would realise.
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 […]
Is the annual pay rise still effective? The salary increase serves two purposes: to motivate workers and to keep employees from leaving for a better-paying job. In its current form, the traditional raise does neither of those things very well.
Managers may want to reassure workers that their jobs are safe after a recent index revealed employees are growing increasingly worried about job security.
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 […]
If you’ve ever scoffed at a colleague’s messy desk, it should come as no surprise that clutter on the job can invite shame. A survey by the hiring firm Adecco found that 57 percent of workers admitted to judging their peers by the cleanliness of their workspace. Another Adecco survey found that nearly one-third of […]
A recent case seen by the Employment Relations Authority is debunking a common Kiwi misconception that casual workers aren’t subject to the same rights as standard employees.
It is common knowledge that strong leadership one of the key drivers for organisational success, so what happens when your leader is behaving badly? Aside from potentially bringing the organisation into disrepute or putting a dent in the balance sheet, the collateral damage of negative leadership can be devastating to a workplace. Hostile workplaces can […]
You’re tired of the old job and ready for a change and finally manage to muster enough enthusiasm to prepare an application letter and tidy up your CV before submitting a job application. Sometimes it is hard to know how long to wait before following up. In most cases, candidates seem to be too nervous […]
Telling an employee they’re fired, no matter how much you like or dislike them, is never an easy task for the HR manager. Such a delicate situation needs to be managed carefully to avoid creating additional distress or potential psychological trauma for the employee. Trying to soften the blow by saying “Hey mate I don’t […]