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The Ugly Side of Overtime

It is a well-known fact that any business operating in any industry, in any country, has had employees working overtime, to the point where overtime is already considered a workplace norm. The question is, why is overtime seen as the norm and has overtime become a ‘necessary evil’?

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5 Decrees to Stop Talented Workforce from Walking Out the Door

If you’re running a business you will know that hiring truly exceptional talent is getting difficult these days. Rather, it was always difficult. Yes, there is a wealth of individuals out there looking for jobs who are armed with high profile degrees from the best colleges. But this doesn’t mean they have the required proficiency in a particular domain which can deliver the results you are looking for.

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Can One Person Make a Difference?

The leadership challenge is essentially concerned with the extent to which a leader can influence the factors driving performance. Every day we see articles with examples suggesting leaders can make a difference to the success of businesses. So what do we mean by the term ‘leader’?

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Creating a Culture of Fun: 7 Employee Gift Ideas

Every successful business is built on the effort of quality employees within the organization. If your business has effectively recruited an all-star team, how do you continue to keep them motivated to perform? Many employees find that after working with the same employer and in the same capacity for years, that their morale can decline.

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Surveys, Surveys, Surveys

They want us to do one whenever we buy something, complain about something, go anywhere near the internet, join anything or even try anything! So why would we want to do one at work!

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Conducting a Redundancy Process

There can be a number of reasons a business considers making an employee’s position redundant. This could include a downturn in business or the end of a major customer contract which means there is just not enough work available for the number of employees.

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Trial Periods – the first 90 days

All employers in New Zealand can use trial periods for the first 90 days of a new employee’s employment. Using a trial period allows the employer to terminate an employee within this period without the employee being able to take personal grievance action for unjustified dismissal.

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Should You have a Close Friend at Work?

What was your reaction when the Florida co-workers shared their $1 million Powerball prize with a new team member, Jennifer Maldonaado, who chose not to go in with them on the ticket? I thought, “now that’s how you make a close friend at work.” I’m sure they are her close friends now.

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On-boarding Basics

One of the biggest reasons that employees underperform or leave their new roles within the first three months is because they don’t know what to do, they are unclear of expectations and the business they are joining has not integrated them in to the team culture.

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What Makes Your Staff Tick?

I don’t know how many times I here a business owner or manager say “if it wasn’t for the staff this job would be great”, like it or not most of us need staff to complete the work we do for our customers.

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