August 1, 2012

Dame Anne Salmond to deliver inaugural Reeves lecture

The legacy of the enlightenment, Maori philosophy and aspects of contemporary science will form the backdrop for discussion in an upcoming presentation by Dame Anne Salmond.

New Zealand’s foremost historian and anthropologist, Dame Anne will give the inaugural Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture on the dramatic changes in New Zealand’s thinking that are required to shape our future. 

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Digital takes off

New Zealand’s entertainment and media organisations are wising up to what today’s digital consumers want. The second edition of PwC New Zealand’s entertainment and media outlook publication, which spans the next four years, says the local market is beginning to embrace the new ways in which Kiwis wish to consume entertainment and media content. 

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Invitation to The Editor’s Breakfast

NZIM and NZ Management magazine managing editor Ruth Le Pla are inviting CEOs and their senior executives from the Top 200 NZ companies to join them at The Editor’s Breakfast. 

This new series of breakfast conversations provides senior level networking opportunities and a discussion panel by policy shapers and opinion leaders as they examine recent innovations and help solve current issues affecting ev

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NZ Management now in Koru Club Lounges

From September 2012 NZ Management magazine will be available in Air New Zealand’s 15 Koru Club Lounges throughout the world. This distribution gives the magazine unequalled exposure to its key target demographic of senior executives and professionals, including frequent travellers with high disposable incomes who are high users of technology and consumers of luxury products and services. 

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Punishment should fit the crime

A University of Waikato Management School academic has criticised New Zealand’s employment legislation saying it should provide more options for employers between warnings and dismissal.

Professor Mark Harcourt has contributed to an international study on distributive justice comparing dismissal law in New Zealand and the US. He says our employment legislation still needs work in the areas of remedies and punishments involving dismissal law.

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Staff levels steady

Employee levels remain largely unchanged despite feedback that seven out of 10 employers are feeling optimistic about the economy. Most, it seems, are holding out for better economic signals, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends.

The report says three out of 10 employers plan to increase permanent headcount during the forthcoming quarter. This is consistent with the previous quarter.

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