‘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 […]
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.
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 […]