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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More sick days, more problems?

A new survey has revealed the challenges of increased sick leave for businesses in New Zealand. New Zealand’s increased sick leave entitlements are giving businesses new issues to balance, with

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Do Managers have too much to manage

Do managers have too much to manage?

Some 77 percent of employees are placing increased importance on manager support, but simultaneously managers have 51 percent more responsibilities than they can effectively manage, a Gartner HR survey has

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Does incentive pay have a future

The rapidly changing economic environment over the past few years has driven organisations to rethink their remuneration strategies to better attract, retain and incentivise employees. During the first year of

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Making work from home… workable

Kate Kearins delves into how leaders can support colleagues to approach their work from home days more effectively. Before the pandemic, work-from-home was largely considered either an ideal or an

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The Great Resignation

Don Young explores the paradox of recent low market movements against the response to the Great Resignation and other attraction/retention issues that many organisations are facing in New Zealand. It’s the

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Bring on the jab?

‘No jab, no job’ is a hot topic in the current climate. Here, Sherridan Cook and Gabrielle Lintott discuss what employers can, and can’t, do with regard to mandating employees

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The Hidden Cost of Remote Working

A team at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Tauranga is currently conducting a study into remote working and company culture, writes Anne Bradley. Remote working is the new buzz-term

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The New Normal

A lot can happen in 12 months.A year ago New Zealand, and the rest of the world, was reeling not just from the impact of an international pandemic, but also from the

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Looking at Pay Transparency

Strategic Pay recently asked a range of New Zealand organisations how transparent they were with their employees about pay. Nearly three quarters said their employees have some access to pay

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Leading from the front

Diversity should not be something left purely for an internal diversity group. Maybe you should ask the question: what have you done recently to show your support for your diverse

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Burned  out? You are not alone 

Burned out? You are not alone 

Burnout appears to be a growing phenomenon which leaders are increasingly aware they need to address, not just for their employees’ well-being but for their own well-being too. As a

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Is there still room at the top?

  With more senior level expats returning home and fewer Kiwis heading overseas for work, what effect is this having on younger executives wanting to climb the corporate ladder? Adam

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Let’s get a win from this

Companies have now seen that the previous concerns they had around employees working from home, and the need for present-ism, were largely overblown and that productivity was often higher at

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Unleashing Discretionary Effort

Unleashing Discretionary Effort

Perpetual Guardian’s recent move to trial having its staff working for four days a week, while continuing to be paid for five, is an enlightened leadership initiative, writes Jane McCarroll.

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