TODAY'S HR NEWS - 26 MARCH

Posted on 26 March 2015

Secret settlements also apply to workers

In the past year a disturbing trend has emerged of employees having a crack at their former employers, despite agreeing to confidential and full and final settlements.

This is problematic, not only because the settlements are confidential, but because they typically contain non-disparagement provisions that require both parties not to speak ill of one another.

Read full article at Stuff

 

Seven things HR should do before a new hire's first day

Helping your new hires settle in is essential for long-term success but it doesn't all have to happen on their first day. Here are seven things HR managers should consider doing before the new recruit even arrives.

Read full article at HRM Online

 

Work/life balance drives Kiwis

Kiwi job-seekers are considering work/life balance - not salary - as their primary motivator, according to Hudson's Hiring Report.

The report canvassed the opinions of 763 professionals and hiring managers nationwide.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers.

Sodexo, which has 419,000 employees in 80 countries, says she's done just that.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

No excuse for workplace deaths

When we head off to work each day, we do so with the reasonable expectation that we will make it home again.

So it comes as something of a shock when a normal day's work results in injury, or death.

Read full article at NZ Herald

 

Man wins $9000 compensation for unfair dismissal

A man who was fired for inappropriate behaviour on a work trip to Thailand, including racking up expenses while dining with female escorts, has won his claim of unfair dismissal.

Peter David Hall worked for Dionex PTY Ltd (DPL) from 2004 until 2011, when he was dismissed after a disciplinary investigation into his behaviour on the training trip.

Read full article at NZ Herald

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