TODAY'S NEWS - 6 OCTOBER

Posted on 6 October 2014

Employment matters: avoiding a personal grievance

From Stuff.co.nz

Personal grievance. Two words guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of employers. 

Now I can't guarantee you will never have a personal grievance claim if you follow this advice, because sometimes employees or former employees bring personal grievance claims which have no merit, and there is little you can do to prevent that.

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5 ways companies are helping to fight burnout

From NZHerald.co.nz

For the overworked modern American employee, the policies and perks offered by some of the most generous companies sound like manna from the corporate gods. Onsite climbing walls. Free housekeeping. Chef-catered meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Yet however nice such benefits may be, they can also end up acting as subtle ways to get employees to work more. It saves time and stress to have a company dry cleaner, free gourmet snacks and made-to-order mochas down the hall or access to a health clinic on the corporate campus. Still, there's an implied message: "We'll provide you everything here onsite, so you never really have to leave."

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Spring clean your workforce

From NZHerald.co.nz

The New Zealand economy is surging, according to recent indicators, creating business growth, new jobs, and an increase in employee confidence.

While this positive outlook is exciting for Kiwi businesses, it also brings new challenges and the need for robust HR strategy to avoid talent shortages, says Paul Robinson of recruitment specialists Randstad.

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Ageing workforce will have to diversify

From NZHerald.co.nz

If you haven't seen it yet, try Clint Eastwood's movie Gran Torino. He's both the director and the principal actor, a grumpy Korean War vet who spent his whole working life making cars for Ford, including the eponymous Gran Torino. He's retired, but he's still keen to give the bad guys a good hiding.

Today, you're unlikely to spend a lifetime working for Ford or anybody else. Anecdotally, younger workers work for only two or three years with any one employer, then move on.

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Employees with disabilities open possibilities

From Stuff.co.nz

Employers that do not consider candidates with disabilities for jobs are overlooking a large pool of untapped talent, a disability employment service says.

Last year 24 per cent of the population, or 1.1 million people, were identified as having a disability - up from 20 per cent in 2001, partly due to an ageing population.

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