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HRINZ HR Awards 2013
Congratulations to the Winners of the HRINZ HR Awards 2013
The HRINZ HR Awards presentation dinner took place on Thursday 21 November in Wellington. A full list of winners is available on the Awards website. HRINZ would like to congratulate all winners and finalists on their achievements. Please take a look at the HRINZ Facebook page for photos from the Awards Presentation Dinner.
Videos from the winners and finalists can be viewed on the HRINZ YouTube channel.
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Absenteeism costs 1.3 billion per year
Bosses are being urged to look at why workers are staying home sick, as a new report puts the cost of employee absences at $1.26 billion a year.
The Wellness in the Workplace report showed workers took 4.5 sick days a year on average, with those in manual jobs and the public sector staying home the most.
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5 December 2013
Rate-your-workplace websites like Glassdoor and rival website Rate My Employer can be bad news for employers - unless you're prepared and proactive in your approach, says CIPD magazine People Management.
The article advises readers to do themselves a favour and "get onto Glassdoor, type in the name of your organisation and find out what staff really think about work."
4 December 2013
LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional network, with over 259 million members globally, today announced it has reached one million members in New Zealand.
“Every day our New Zealand members are leveraging all aspects of LinkedIn to be more productive and successful in their careers”, said Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director for LinkedIn New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. “From following Influencers to gain business insights, leveraging their networks to make new business connections, or simply finding their dream jobs, LinkedIn has become the go-to source for professionals and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see such an impressive number of New Zealanders using the platform.”
21 November 2013
Massey University academics are undertaking a research project that looks at the impact and perceptions of introducing a ‘living wage’ in New Zealand.
With Auckland Mayor Len Brown proposing a living wage for Auckland Council’s lowest-paid workers and the Labour and Green Parties committed to doing the same within the public sector, the project will provide valuable data on what is shaping up to be one of the key issues of the 2014 election campaign.
15 November 2013
In this blog post, HRINZ National President, Rachel Walker, provides an update on the HRINZ Chief Executive role.
14 November 2013
The Medical Council has recently released its updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates.
Medical Council chairperson, Dr John Adams says that the writing of medical certificates can be a complicated part of medical practice. It is an area of practice where doctors have responsibilities to a third party, such as an employer, in addition to their primary obligation to care for their patient.
6 November 2013
A new interest group has been formed to encourage more Asians into senior executive roles and directorships in New Zealand companies and help strengthen business ties with Asia.
New Zealand Asian Leaders (NZAL) founder and inaugural chairwoman Mai Chen said if Kiwi companies wanted to grow their businesses in Asia they needed more Asians in top posts within the business.
4 November 2013
Branch Committee elections have now closed
Applications are currently being processed and new committees will be established in the coming weeks.