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3 company policies you should have in writing

Putting important company policies and procedures in writing makes good sense.


10 common employment agreement mistakes

In New Zealand, an employment agreement is the fundamental legal document between an employer and an employee.


5 reasons why leave management is important

When it comes to managing and recording employee leave, it might be easy to take the “she'll be right” approach. But there are some really good reasons why you should diligently manage, track, and pay leave.


Getting employment agreements and HR compliance right

For many small and medium-sized companies, ensuring all your HR processes and documentation are in order and meet your legal obligations can be a tough challenge.


Boosting performance at Max Fashions

When it comes to doing performance reviews, there's nothing worse than being bogged down by a process that focusses on filling out screeds of paperwork instead of having meaningful conversations with your people.


7 common performance review mistakes

For many people, the term performance review conjures up a lot of negativity and even anxiety. This has become a such an issue that many HR pundits have been writing about the death of the performance review and how it is time to put a stop to them, once and for all.


10 strategies for motivating employees

Everyone agrees it's far better to have a team of motivated, engaged people at your workplace. The business will be more productive and more profitable.


90-day trial periods - Changes are coming.

This topic has had a lot of coverage recently, however I continue to receive many questions about it, so here’s another update on the law that won’t sit still.


The importance of performance reviews

If you did a quick whip-round of business-owners, managers, and employees, you'd be hard-pressed to find many fans of performance reviews.

Tips / News

Top 5 employee benefits and perks

We spend a good proportion of our waking hours at work. Smart employers have realised that making your workplace an enjoyable, comfortable place to work makes great business sense.


Top 5 reasons why employment retention strategies are so important

Some businesses treat employees as if they are as easily replaceable as cogs in a machine: lose one or two and there are always plenty more to take their place.


Retaining key people while your company is  growing at 175%

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