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Latest posts from 'Employee Management'

Addressing Employee Onboarding Challenges with Professional Insight  

February 13, 2024 | Author: Laurence McLean

Welcome to the intricate and rewarding process of employee onboarding in New Zealand. This crucial phase is about much...


Crafting an Effective Employee Onboarding Checklist: Insights and Practical Examples 

February 9, 2024 | Author: Laurence McLean

The onboarding process is a crucial moment in an employee’s journey, setting the stage for their future at your...

Office Christmas Parties and Social Media.

The Wrong Office Christmas Party Social Media Post Can Snowball!  

November 7, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

Office Christmas Parties are a great way for employees to celebrate the end of a hard year's work. Make...

Presenteeism - An unwell employee struggles to be productive in the office.

Is Just ‘Showing Up’ Enough? The Problem With Presenteeism

July 31, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

Like delayed trains, broken down coffee machines and jammed printers, an employee calling in sick is an everyday event...

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Less Recruitment Guesswork with Psychometric Testing 

May 30, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

All recruiters would love to know whether or not a candidate can excel in a role before they hire them....

Employees who are supported in their workplace.

Why You Need An Employee Assistance Programme

December 14, 2022 | Author: Employsure

An EAP provides work-based short-term problem-solving and counselling services for improving the emotional and mental health of employees.

The Urgent Need to Revisit Meetings

November 30, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

Meetings are slowly becoming a waste of individual and group time How can businesses revisit the idea and rethink...

Upskilling and its Value for Small Businesses

November 16, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

Employees are increasingly looking towards upskilling as a way to future-proof their career. What does it mean for small...

How valuable is a workplace dress code?

November 7, 2022 | Author: Employsure

A workplace dress code can add some stability to the office and ensure appropriate standards are maintained.

How To Improve Employee Engagement

September 19, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Employee engagement is vital for the success of your workplace.

The employee is not at work

How to Effectively Reduce Absenteeism In The Workplace

August 31, 2022 | Author: Employsure

How can you effectively reduce absenteeism in the workplace?

Struggling to hire casuals?

August 25, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

Hiring casuals is becoming a challenge for retailers and hospitality businesses as the labour shortage continues.

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What If My Staff Prefer Working From Home?

December 14, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Employees prefer working from home after the pandemic. If your staff are unwilling to return to the workplace, what...

employer who understands how to mandate vaccines in her workplace

Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations in the Workplace?

August 25, 2021 | Author: Employsure

As an increasing number of New Zealanders roll up their sleeve to get their COVID-19 vaccination, it has caused...

an employer who understands personal grievances

Two of the Most Common Personal Grievances Explained

June 4, 2021 | Author: Employsure

A personal grievance is a procedure for an employee (or ex-employee) to challenge dismissals or treatment they consider to be unfair. A personal grievance...

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Take Control of How Your Staff Clock In and Out with Blip

May 14, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Blip by BrightHR helps you keep track of your employees and reduces the stress of managers and business owners....

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How to Discuss Poor Hygiene with An Employee

April 8, 2021 | Author: Employsure

An employer has to deal with many difficult issues in the workplace; sometimes these issues cross over into very...

A Business Owner Inducting a New Employee.

New Employee Onboarding Checklist

April 6, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Hired a new employee to the team? Here's a new hire onboarding checklist to make sure you give your...

Learning on the job.

Hiring An Apprentice – What You Need To Know

March 8, 2021 | Author: Employsure

If you have hired an apprentice, what are the duties and obligations as an employer you need to be...


Rest And Meal Breaks

March 3, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Rest And Meal Break Entitlements As of 06 May 2019 amendments to the Employment Relations Act (ERA) re-introduced strict requirements with...

A successful candidate for a new role.

What Are The Steps In The Hiring Process?

March 3, 2021 | Author: Employsure

What Is A Hiring Process? A hiring process involves, as you might expect, the process of finding, selecting and...

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The Importance Of Soft Skills In The Workplace

February 26, 2021 | Author: Employsure

The modern workplace is more demanding, complex, competitive, collaborative and diverse than ever. For an employee to thrive under...

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Physical Appearance In The Workplace

February 19, 2021 | Author: Employsure

In today’s society, tattoos and piercings seem to be more prevalent than ever before. Long gone are the days...

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How to Conduct Effective One-on-One Meetings

February 16, 2021 | Author: Employsure

One-on-one meetings are known to strengthen relationships between managers and their direct reports. They encourage conversations and frequent check-ins,...

Drug and Alcohol Policy In The Workplace

Drug and Alcohol Policy Essentials

December 6, 2020 | Author: Employsure

There are many reasons employers want to keep on top of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. The influence...

Are Candidates Lying to You in Job Interviews?

July 23, 2020 | Author: Employsure

Do you have systems in place in your recruitment process to ensure that who you are hiring is who...

Christmas Closedowns – What You Need To Know

November 13, 2019 | Author: Employsure

The Christmas and holiday season is almost upon us again, and we’re sure that many businesses are already making...

Managing Workplace Romance – A Guide For Employers

August 9, 2019 | Author: Employsure

Love is in the air… but should it be? It’s a perennial question for employers when considering romance in...


Life Without 90 Day Trials: What You Can Do

June 19, 2019 | Author: Employsure

90 Day Trial Restriction One of the biggest changes initiated by the passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Act...


How To Approach An Employee With Poor Hygiene

April 8, 2019 | Author: Employsure

It’s every employer’s worst nightmare. Whether you notice the hygiene issues yourself (or another employee brings it to your...

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Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

February 7, 2019 | Author: Employsure

running a small business often comes with some big challenges. How can busy business owners take back their time...

employment contracts written vs verbal

Employment Contracts: Written vs Verbal

February 7, 2019 | Author: Employsure

Every time an employee enters into a work agreement, a contract is set in place. Even if you haven’t...

Hiring Tips For Businesses

Hiring Tips for Small Business Owners

January 24, 2019 | Author: Employsure

Hiring new employees can be a tricky process, especially for small business owners, who may not recruit new employees...


How to Give Negative Feedback to an Employee

January 24, 2019 | Author: Employsure

As a business owner, no doubt you have had a number of employees that have, over time, said or...

How to Spot a Dishonest CV

December 18, 2018 | Author: Employsure

How to spot a dishonest CV As an employer when you need new staff, it can be challenging finding...

An Employee Keeps Calling In Sick, What Should I Do?

October 8, 2018 | Author: Employsure

An employee keeps calling in sick, what should I do? The classic ‘sickie’. It’s part of New Zealand working...


Staying Off The Stand Down List

September 7, 2018 | Author: Employsure

Staying Off The Stand Down List The latest version of the NZ Government’s Stand Down List contains some of...

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Managing Absenteeism

August 10, 2018 | Author: Employsure

Believe it or not, absenteeism costs New Zealand businesses $1 billion every year. What are the causes, and more...


Alcohol and Drug Testing

April 10, 2018 | Author: Employsure

Steps to manage a positive drug or alcohol test Speak with Employsure before commencing drug testing to ensure all...


5 Tips to De-Escalate Workplace Conflict

March 12, 2018 | Author: Employsure

Tips To De-Escalating Workplace Conflict At some point in your workplace, you as an employer will need to tackle...

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What Agreement for Which Employee?

August 8, 2017 | Author: Employsure

Managing staff is complex, but getting it right in the first place is crucial. Ensuring employees start their role...

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Updating Contracts Made Easy

April 6, 2017 | Author: Employsure

Whether you are onboarding new employees, or implementing new documents for existing staff, you need to make sure their...

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How to Eliminate Favouritism in the Workplace

November 4, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Is favouritism an issue in your business? It can damage employee morale and impact business performance. Find out about...

Permanent vs Casual: What’s the Difference?

October 30, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Employsure often receives queries from employers who are confused when it comes to casual versus permanent employees. As there...

How to Manage the Use of Company Devices

October 20, 2016 | Author: Employsure

These days, with businesses adopting a more accessible and mobile culture, more and more employers are providing employees with...

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Tips to De-Escalate Workplace Conflict

October 14, 2016 | Author: Employsure

At some stage, you as an employer will need to tackle conflict head on. Whether the conflict is between...

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What Employers Need to Be on the Lookout for This Silly Season

October 7, 2016 | Author: Employsure

With the silly season fast approaching, now is the time to evaluate whether you are equipped to deal with...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation With Your Employees.

October 6, 2016 | Author: Employsure

There are a number of reasons why you might need to have a difficult conversation with an employee. Find...

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How to Improve Work Attendance Rates

October 4, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Sick or absent employees are an everyday part of workplace life. However, sometimes employee absence levels are too high...

Employsure's guide to taming tardiness.

Employsure’s Guide to Taming Tardiness

September 28, 2016 | Author: Employsure

According to study, certain individuals cannot help but be late to work. This is due to their psychology and...

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Are Your Employees Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum?

September 16, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Are you employees marching to the beat of their own drum? Performance management, performance improvement plans and implementing key...

Case Study – When Trial Periods Go Wrong.

September 12, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Last month we shared our insights into the inclusions of trial or probationary periods, and your obligations surrounding them....

Contractor vs Employee: What’s the Difference?

August 3, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Contractors are heavily relied upon throughout New Zealand businesses, and can be viewed as a crucial part of the...

Employsure image: Tips and Tricks for Probation Periods.

Tips and Tricks for Probation Periods

August 3, 2016 | Author: Employsure

An employee's probation period can be difficult for employers to navigate. Find out about the biggest pitfalls and how...

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