Posted on 10 March 2015

Looming crisis in engagement and retention of employees

Lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing 87 percent of human resource (HR) and business leaders, up from 79 percent last year, according to a Deloitte survey. Yet the majority of organisations are still failing to take action to improve their culture, potentially jeopardising future growth.

Released this week, Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends 2015 survey draws on the opinions of over 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries, including New Zealand.

Read full article at Scoop


Work-life balance eases office stress

Yesterday, changes to flexible working arrangements came into effect with the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 extending the legal right to ask for flexible working arrangements from caregivers only, to all employees. The flexibility could be towards hours of work, days of work or place of work.

The requirement of six months' prior employment with the employer before asking for flexibility has also been removed, as has the limit on the number of requests for flexibility that an employee can make in a year.

Read full article at NZ Herald


Why Gen Z will change the way you lead

Born between 1994 and 2000, Generation Z might seem a little baby-faced to most HR managers but, according to one new study, they're set to change the landscape of leadership as we know it.

The survey, conducted by Randstad in collaboration with Ipsos Reid, found that Gen Z has significantly different interests and preferences to their predecessors and suggests employers will have to make some major changes to stay relevant.

Read full article at HRM Online


Worker with epilepsy wins unfair dismissal case

An employee of a Christchurch freight forwarding company has been awarded over $12,000 for unfair dismissal.

Kelly Somerville, who was employed as an administrator by FR8 Base, took her case to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after being dismissed in a meeting in February last year.

Read full article at HRM Online

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