Category Archives: Human Resources

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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Wooing the Boss

Thirty percent of our lives will be spent working. Why not make this thirty percent work for us? We all have choices. What we put into something is what we get out of it. What we focus on, is what …
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The Bare Basics of Taking on Staff

Taking that next step of paying people to help in your business is often daunting.
Suddenly your business is responsible for others and has greater financial responsibilities. Further, the legal obligations attaching to your business suddenly increase dramatically. It is not uncommon for business owners to lie awake at night stressing over the enormity of this step in their business growth.
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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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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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The Next Big Step

So you have worked very hard and nurtured your business carefully and finally you have got to the next big step of taking on someone to help you. This is another steep learning curve for the uninitiated. This next step …
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