Category Archives: Accord News

Compassion at Work

Compassion may be defined as recognising that others are suffering and committing to help them. Researchers believe that we evolved to be compassionate because it helped us survive. Groups who were most altruistic and compassionate appeared stronger and kept each …
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How Much is that Workplace Grudge Costing you?

“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die”. If you are holding on to a grudge at work, you are likely to be placing your health at risk, decreasing your productivity, increasing your stress and …
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Turbo Charge Your Team for 2015

The whole is greater than the sum of parts. Nurturing your team to flourish will reap rewards for any organisation. Here are some tips to help your team flourish.
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Maximise Your Business

No matter what your job is, we all have the ability to bring out the best or worst in those around us. Bringing out the best in those around us makes for a happier and more productive work environment. How do you impact on those around you?
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Tips for Developing Your Emotional Well-Being While at Work

While we do not know what lies ahead for us, we do know that financial security is important as is our emotional and spiritual health. Here are some strategies for helping you sustain greater health and wealth while at work.
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The Dangers of Social Networking while at Work

While social media sites were created as a mechanism to help people communicate more efficiently with their friends and family, in the work place these sites can be problematic.
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Depression in the Workplace

Mental health and drug and alcohol issues of directors, managers, staff and contractors are having a negative impact on companies across New Zealand and internationally.
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BOP Kiwifruit Contractors in Breach of Employment Laws

18 kiwifruit contractors have recently had enforcement action taken against them following an operation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“MBIE”).
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Sexual advances at lunchtime resulted in job loss

It may come as a surprise for some that on occasions conduct occurring outside the workplace can give rise to disciplinary action by an employer.
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Pre-Employment Issues

In New Zealand, it is not an easy process to terminate an employee’s employment if they are unsuitable for a role. For this reason, if you are an employer, spend the time to ensure you offer employment to the best possible candidate for the role.
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