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Latest posts from 'Culture'

Mastering the Art of Job Ads in New Zealand

December 5, 2023 | Author: Laurence McLean

Having a compelling job ad can make a significant impact in attracting candidates, improving brand presence and speeding recruitment....

Should You Have A Separate Dress Code for Summer?

December 4, 2023 | Author: Laurence McLean

With summer officially here, should you have a separate dress code for the workplace?

Learn Latest HR Trends for Kiwi SMEs in 2024

November 30, 2023 | Author: David Price

If you are an employer or business owner, you need to stay current and on top of these HR...

How can Kiwi businesses create a menopause-friendly workplace?

November 29, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

Menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic in some countries. How are businesses adapting to their needs effectively?

The Importance of Performance Reviews

November 23, 2023 | Author: David Price

Employee performance reviews are vital in retaining employees and improving team morale.

holidays preparations by small businesses

No Festive Fiascos: Being Prepared for the Holidays

November 21, 2023 | Author: Laurence McLean

The holidays are challenging for employers as they have to manage consumer traffic and complicated employee schedules.

A mobile fish and chip micro business advertising hand battered fish for sale.

Mini but Mighty: New Zealand’s Micro Business Boom

August 3, 2023 | Author: Laurence McLean

When you read the word micro, you probably think of something microscopic. Something so small you can hardly even...

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How Can Small Businesses Celebrate Matariki Day?

July 6, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

What is Matariki Day?  Each year in June or July, a cluster of nine stars known as Matariki gradually...

Employsure graphic image - How can small businesses celebrate Pride Month?

How Can Small Businesses Celebrate Pride Month?

June 20, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

In a vibrant splash of colour, Pride Month has arrived. Pride is all about celebrating diversity and the kaleidoscope...

AI Challenges for Small Businesses

May 25, 2023 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

A small business owner prepares orders for shipping in the background, while a chatbot provides customer support on a...

Budget 2023

Too Little for Small Businesses? The New Zealand 2023 Budget

May 19, 2023 | Author: Laurence McLean

A guide to the New Zealand 2023 Budget for small businesses - find out what a "no frills" budget...

HR at the heart of business success

May 19, 2023 | Author: David Price

International HR Day is on 20th May and it's a great opportunity for SMEs to understand that HR is...

International HR Day -- How to celebrate your human resources heroes.

International HR Day 2023 – A Guide for Small Businesses

May 9, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

To commemorate International HR Day, explore the day's meaning and how you can celebrate your human resources staff.

International Women’s Day 2023: Empowerment

March 8, 2023 | Author: Emma Dawson

International Women's Day is celebrated on 8th March every year. How can you empower women in the workplace?

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Ways to Support New Parents Returning to Work

February 17, 2023 | Author: Erin Gaffney

How can employers support new parents returning to the workplace. Find out here.

What does new leadership mean for Kiwi SMEs?

February 3, 2023 | Author: Tenielle Milani

A change in Kiwi leadership, with Chris Hipkins replacing Jacinda Ardern has led to SMEs raising concerns about the...

Why is ESG important for small businesses?

January 20, 2023 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

ESG is environmental, social and governance which consists of non-financial performance indicators for a business.

What are the Challenges Awaiting Business Owners in 2023?

December 21, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

What does 2023 hold for small business owners in New Zealand?

What Exactly Does Work-Life Balance Mean?

December 12, 2022 | Author: Employsure

You’ll hear countless employers and employees discussing the importance of “work-life balance” these days. But what does it mean?...

Business Trends to Watch Out for in 2023

December 9, 2022 | Author: Laurence McLean

What are the business trends to watch out for in 2023? How can Kiwi employers and business owners prepare...

Five Strong Reasons to Consider an Office Christmas Party

November 25, 2022 | Author: Felix Yeung

An office Christmas party could just be the right way for you to thank your employees for their support...

Unconscious Bias and Its Effects on the Workplace

October 31, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Unconscious bias can influence our decisions in the workplace and negatively affect judgment and recruitment processes.

Understanding Workplace Diversity and its Benefits

October 26, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Workplace diversity is the one element that can help your business grow and adapt.

What is poor workplace culture costing you?

October 24, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Poor workplace culture can lead to stress, worker's compensation claims, and other negative effects in the workplace.

How to attract and retain millennials at the workplace

October 18, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Millennials form the single largest age group in the New Zealand workforce, indicating their presence to business owners.

Is the future still female?

September 21, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Women founded businesses account for 37% of the global GDP. Yet they face significant barriers for success.

Leaders vs Managers

September 5, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

Leaders and managers are terms used interchangeably, however there are key differences between the two roles and their duties....

Woman staring out of glass window

Quiet Quitting: What Do You Need To Know?

August 19, 2022 | Author: Erin Gaffney

Quiet Quitting has emerged as a response to the hustle culture.

5 Leadership Qualities That Make You A Good Leader

August 8, 2022 | Author: Stephen Roebuck

What are the 5 leadership qualities of a good leader? Find out more here.

How To Grow A Small Business

July 7, 2022 | Author: Employsure

From the last two years, small businesses have managed to survive. But can they thrive and grow? Learn how...

Easy Ways to Stand Out in a Tight Labour Market

June 30, 2022 | Author: Employsure

Talent shortages, recession, and increased overheads have created a tight labour market. How can small businesses compete?

Mother’s Day 2022

May 5, 2022 | Author: David Price

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, a tradition we can trace back to the United...

Supporting Staff During Ramadan

April 5, 2022 | Author: Employsure

Ramadan is one of the most spiritual times of the Islamic calendar. Find out how employers can support their...

International Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022 | Author: Employsure

International Women's Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. How can employers support the women in...

employees enjoying a covid-safe christmas party

Christmas Party Ideas For Small Businesses

November 11, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Apparently, the earth is speeding up…. Scientists are considering taking away a second off time so that the earth...

employees working in a business with long service leave policy

Should You Introduce Long Service Leave in Your Business?

April 9, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Employees in New Zealand do not have a minimum entitlement to long service leave afforded to them by legislation....

A Business Owner interviewing a new Hire.

10 Common Behavioural Interview Questions and Answers

March 23, 2021 | Author: Employsure

Behavioural interview questions are questions commonly asked in job interviews. Here are 10 common behavioural interview questions to ask.

employer closes shop over christmas

Closing Down Over Christmas? This Is What You Need To Do

December 7, 2020 | Author: Employsure

While many businesses will experience their busiest period of the year in the lead-up to, or during, Christmas, many...

manager shows what employers want leadership

Leadership: What Your Employees Really Want

August 27, 2020 | Author: Employsure

The way we define leadership is changing. The O.C. Tanner Institute’s 2020 Global Culture Report outlines its findings on what employees...

gig economy worker delivers food

How the Gig Economy is Changing Hiring Trends

August 20, 2020 | Author: Employsure

Are you hiring more contractors in your business than ever before? Chances are, you’re among the many small businesses...


How To Manage Absenteeism

July 8, 2019 | Author: Employsure

Employees not presenting for work, either habitually or for a prolonged period of time, is an ever present issue...


How Flexible Work Can Be A Business Benefit

May 16, 2019 | Author: Employsure

The standard 9-5 work day is gradually becoming a thing of the past. Your needs as a business owner...

Employees Who Complain Too Much

Managing Staff Who Complain Too Much

February 8, 2019 | Author: Employsure

The office door opens and you see one of your valued team members coming towards you – at that...

Why Good Job Descriptions Are Good Business

November 13, 2018 | Author: Employsure

More than a routine procedure, a Job Description is one of your most important corporate documents. When written properly...


Government Plan To Address Skills Shortage

July 6, 2018 | Author: Employsure

Government Plan To Address Skills Shortage The New Zealand Government has proposed changes that would fast-track the recruitment of...


Record Keeping Checklist

July 10, 2017 | Author: Employsure

Good record keeping ensures that employee’s remuneration and leave entitlements are correct and prevents misunderstanding between the employer and...


A New Year, a New Approach to Your Business

December 12, 2016 | Author: Employsure

As the new year quickly approaches, it is time for employers to reflect on what they can do to...

Employsure’s Guide to Introducing Change.

October 11, 2016 | Author: Employsure

Change is inevitable through these ever evolving times, especially for businesses who wish to remain at the forefront of...

Employsure’s Guide to Making Your Staff Work Better for You.

September 27, 2016 | Author: Employsure

What motivates you to go to work each day? Is it the sense of having a purpose, the act...

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