TODAY'S NEWS - 4 DECEMBER

Posted on 4 December 2014

Woman awarded paid parental leave for adopted child

From NZHerald.co.nz

A woman denied paid parental leave for her adopted child by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been awarded the payments after she took her claim to the Employment Relations Authority.

Cathryn Grey applied for paid parental leave before the baby she was to adopt was born.

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Telltale signs of a lazy worker

From Stuff.co.nz

Is one of your team - possibly even a high-flyer - a serial skiver?

They openly spend hours each week planning their weekend, and go AWOL when it's time to refill the photocopier.

Conversely, you may have employees who clock more hours than you but regularly miss performance targets.

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The rise of telepressuring: time to put down the phone?

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Advances in technology have enabled us to connect with anyone, anywhere be they friends, family or co-workers.

But this comes at a price new research conducted by the Northern Illinois University School of Psychology shows that our constant connection to colleagues around the globe and around the clock is unhealthy.

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Nine traits that lead to terrible decisions

From HRMOnline.co.nz

We all make the occasional bad decision its inevitable but there are some leaders who seem to make mistakes on an all-too-regular basis. Now, a new study had identified nine behavioural traits that frequently appear in the more imprudent of professionals and lead to unnecessary slip-ups.

The study, conducted by the CEO and president of consultancy firm Zenger/Folkman, analysed feedback from more than 50,000 leaders and compared the behaviour of people perceived as good decision makers with those who are seen as somewhat less capable.

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Offensive cake leads woman in tribunal

From NZHerald.co.nz

A woman who baked a cake and iced it with foul language directed toward her old bosses says they are using the frosty dessert to end her career.

The Human Rights Tribunal is sitting in Napier this week to hear the case of former NZ Credit Union Baywide (NZCU) employee Karen Hammond.

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