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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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Finding the energy to lead

Ten easy to apply practices to boost your energy for work, leadership and life. By Jo Shortland. Had it? Running on empty? Leadership, often romanticised as the pinnacle of professional

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NZ-EU free trade welcomed

The Free Trade Agreement signed with the European Union will deliver significant outcomes for selected sectors, but falls short of the high quality Agreement New Zealand signed with the UK,

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Five Top Tips on Flexible Work

‘Flex specialist’ Gillian Brookes offers five tips to relieve leaders’ hybrid headaches and flex frustrations. Are you tired of flex? Do you wish we could move on, go back to

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Inflation tracker launched

A state-of-the-art tool to measure national inflation levels has been launched by two Massey academics. The Inflation Tracker is the brainchild of Professor Christoph Schumacher from the School of Economics

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How to delegate get great results

When you use delegation the right way productivity increases, team engagement and collaboration increases, and the team take can on extra responsibility, writes Maree Burgess. You’ve tried delegating to your

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Chatbots on the rise

Chatbots, or business virtual customer relations staff, are now taking over much of New Zealand big business, AI Forum NZ executive director Madeline Newman says. She says that the banks,

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New award honours diversity champions

Workplace diversity champions who apply their knowledge, skills, experience and emotional intelligence to building an environment of belonging for others will be acknowledged at the 2022 Diversity Awards NZ. Nominations

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NZ economy: Crosscurrents of risk

BusinessNZ says its forecast for the March 2022 quarter shows inflationary and activity-constricting impacts resulting from international circumstances including the war in Ukraine and ensuing international fuel price rises. A

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Top 10 emerging technologies to watch

The World Economic Forum has released its annual list of breakthrough technologies with the most significant potential to impact the world positively. From climate change to public health, technology will

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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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