April 17, 2013

13 mobile trends for 2013

Global marketing communications company JWT outlines the future of mobile connectivity in its new report “13 Mobile Trends for 2013”. The report draws on insights gleaned at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

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Amcham opens awards

Entries have opened for the 2013 American Chamber of Commerce – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards. Companies trading with the United States are invited to enter. The awards celebrate business achievement between New Zealand and its third largest trading partner, the United States.

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Anti-bullying policies fail

Just five percent of companies with an anti-bullying policy have one that actually works. New research from the US-based Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) shows that seven out of ten people who are bullied lose their job for no other reason than being picked on. WBI’s 2012 Strategies Effectiveness Survey shows that 28 percent of people tar

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Directors get new how-to guide

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) have released a free downloadable guide to corporate governance for current and aspiring directors. ‘A Director’s Guide’ sets out the essentials of being an effective director. It outlines some of the essential behaviours directors should demonstrate to meet legal, regulatory and ethical standards, and references other

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Global confidence on the up and up

Martina Gmur

Confidence in the world economy has increased significantly over the past three months, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. The Forum’s Economic Confidence Index rose to 0.48 from 0.43 on a scale of 0 to 1 during the first three months of the year. The results come amid an easing of the Eurozone crisis and suggest a belief that the world

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Labour market continues to improve

Demand for labour in both Auckland and Wellington continues to climb. Ads for jobs rose by 0.3 percent in Auckland and 1.8 percent in Wellington in March. Those in Canterbury dipped slightly by -0.7 percent. Auckland has seen considerable growth in new jobs ads over the past three months, with a rise of 7.5 percent since December 2012. The numb

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Time to focus on older workers

The EEO Trust has long argued that business leaders can gain significant benefits by adapting their workplace practices to the needs and expectations of an older workforce. Now the trust is gearing up its focus on older workers through a series of practical workshops in Auckland and Wellington next month.

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