Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill 2018

With the introduction of a huge piece of legislation about to hit Employers, it's time to get a little understanding before it arrives. Domestic Violence is an epidemic in New Zealand. The problem with it is that it happens behind closed doors and most people don't know...
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Shutdown Periods

November 4, 2018

Christmas is coming, time to organise your shutdown period!

Most companies decide to shutdown and give their workers time with friends and family. I consider this a good business decision for a number of reasons. 1)      Taking a break is good for workers health and wellbeing. There are always the workers th...
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The Top Tips of Surviving your Company's Christmas Party

We have all heard about the person who made a fool of themselves at the staff party, or the person who was hit on by the Manager whilst the Manager was drunk. This time of year, people just think about having a good time, without thinking of the repercussions their actions w...
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Is there an easy solution?

I had a client that was classed as an independent contractor by the company they worked for. My client came to me because they had been let go with no notice and the company they worked for refused to pay the final invoice which was the notice period. Their argument was that...
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Sleep is Required!!

May 15, 2018
As a mum of what used to be a small child, the lack of sleep was sometimes the worst part about being a parent. Im not sure if I was ever really awake those first three years of his life. The yearning for sleep was always at the top of the list including the washing, fe...
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TEDTalks

March 1, 2018
Im a little in love with TED talks. Have you watched them? Some of my favourites are: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_......
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Last year was a crazy year of change for me. So much change, that in ways it became overwhelming. I had moved, mourned the final loss of babyness with my baby going to school, I changed my company name and basically had to start from scratch. Last but not least, my favourite...
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Gratitude in the workplace

December 4, 2017
– by Rebecca Jenkins, Livewire HR. The act of gratitude in itself has been noted to make people feel better about their life. Often in the workplace, the niceties of social interaction are dropped in the name of efficiencies and productivity. Studies however, show that gra...
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New legislation for health and safety (Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - HSWA) came into force in April 2016. It’s a year on, and still it seems that small businesses are still wondering how it affects them. They either don’t quite understand what they are supposed to...
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Why I do what I do

October 18, 2017
Simon Sinek believes that when workers understand the 'why' of a company they are more likely to be motivated and engaged plus are more productive in the workplace. It is always an interesting question. The question was asked of me today and I realised that I had actual...
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