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Tips / Performance Review

Why performance reviews are important

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.

News / Tips

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.

Tips / Employee Retention

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.

Insider / Employee Retention

Retaining key people while your company is growing at 175%

Epicurean Dairy are a New Zealand-based gourmet dairy company, marketing their products under The Collective brand.

Tips / Employee Retention

8 effective strategies for retaining skilled staff

The success of your business relies on the skill of your people.  Your top performers are the ones who make your company hum. Not only are they exceptionally capable and productive, they develop in-depth knowledge of your business, can fix things when they go wrong, and serve as examples to other employees.


Preparing for the Coming Wage Rises

All employers will be affected in some way by the coming rises to the minimum wage, not just those employing minimum wage workers. Planning and budgeting should be commencing now as there will be a knock-on effect for most NZ employees and employers.

Insider / Tips / Employee Retention

10 reasons top performers leave their jobs

Employee retention is vital to your company's success. Good employees help drive and grow your business.

The perfect HR system for your business and staff management

Is MyHR right for your business? The experts – our clients! – have spoken.


Preparing for the end of trial periods.

If you use 90-day trial periods it might be time to start thinking about removing this practice from your business.


When to promote an Employee

A key factor in successful business ownership and management, at all sizes and in all industries, is managing your people well and ensuring that everyone’s career is progressing as expected/desired.

Can you talk about politics at work?

We’re almost at the end of one of the most closely fought and engaging elections in New Zealand for a long time. Sadly, we are still suffering from low voter registration in some key demographics, which is a problem faced by many democracies.


Popularity and Leadership

Andrew Little resigned after poor results in the pre-election polls. Can business leaders learn anything from leadership churn within political parties?