Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 19th April 2013

In this issue

US-based Workplace Bullying Institute reveals the shocking lack of protection for victims of workplace bullying, despite so-called policies and procedures now in place at many organisations. The EEO Trust urges New Zealand companies to lift their act….

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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 targeted by bullies left their job. quarter of them were forced out of their role and further quarter of them were fired. Read more »

Directors get new how-to guide

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) have released 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 sources of information. Read more »

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 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 belief that the world economy may had avoided double-dip recession. Read more »

Labour market continues to improve

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A focus on culture

Rabobank’s 520-plus New Zealand employees work from 27 locations – places like Ashburton, Pukekohe and Feilding and from a purpose-built head office in Hamilton. Its employees are proud of the

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