TODAY'S NEWS - 10 OCTOBER

Posted on 10 October 2014

10 tips for dealing with workplace bullying

From NZHerald.co.nz

Sometimes the office is just an extended version of the school playground. There are the same personalities clashing all the time - the kind-hearted do-gooder, the popular group and, of course, the bully.

Unfortunately, bullying isn't limited to the playground. According to WorkSafe New Zealand, who released guidelines on preventing and responding to workplace bullying earlier this year, workplace bullying is a significant hazard in New Zealand.

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Are single sex offices happier?

From HRMOnline.co.nz

If a happy office is high on your workplace agenda then it may be time to divide the sexes. That's according to a new report which claims men and women are happier in single sex offices.

The study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed the happiness of single-sex offices lay with men and women being more comfortable without the other gender around.

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Man accused of smoking drugs on job awarded $13k

From NZHerald.co.nz

A man who was accused of smoking cannabis on the job has been awarded more than $13,000 after it was found he was unjustifiably dismissed.

Shaun O'Connor was employed at Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd, one of New Zealand's largest fertiliser specialists, for eight years, the Employment Relations Authority said.

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