TODAY'S HR NEWS - 29 JANUARY

Posted on 29 January 2015

Flexibility high on wishlist

Employers are naturally keen to maintain an engaged and productive workforce and while many may feel confident they're keeping their employees happy, new research shows that, actually, they're not giving them what they want.

In researching their latest report, Talent Management - the Next Wave, recruiters OCG Consulting Group surveyed 520 managers and employees across Australia and New Zealand. The survey found that while Kiwi employers believe their staff value the strategies of development, regular goal-setting and continuous reviews above all others, this is not the case.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

How to handle an employee suspected of stealing

A judge discarded a woman's excuse that she was depressed when she stole almost $150,000 from her boss in a Tauranga District Court case this week.

Lesley Hunt was sentenced to 23 months in jail for one count of theft, an offense which took place between April 2010 and October 2014.

Read full article at HRM Online

 

Construction company failed to pay minimum wage

A Christchurch construction company breached labour laws by failing to pay the minimum wage and keep employment records for workers, the Employment Relations Authority found.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Labour Inspectorate investigated Verney Construction Limited last year after receiving a complaint from two employees involved in the Christchurch rebuild.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

Job seekers migrate to smartphones

Companies that don't have websites that work natively with smartphones may be missing out on key talent, warns recruitment firm Hays.

Its survey of 550 Kiwi job hunters shows that 36 per cent of people use a mixture of mobile and desktop devices to search for a new role, with 2 per cent searching for jobs solely using a mobile device. However, that figure is climbing.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

How to evaluate your prospective employer

Time for reflection over the summer holidays leads to people thinking about their future, with many returning to work determined to change jobs or careers or to take the next step up the corporate ladder.

It's widely accepted that employers will check references and undertake other investigations about a candidate's suitability known as due diligence prior to making an offer. The scope of these investigations is increasing to include social media activity, medical history and in some cases social and personal habits.

Read full article at Stuff

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