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Avoid Holiday Headaches This Christmas

November 24, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

From November, small businesses started experiencing the busiest period of consumer traffic, dining, and shopping. As the country prepares for its first proper holiday season post-pandemic, thousands of retailers have rolled up their sleeves in anticipation of peak Christmas sales. However, with the

Kiwis Lacking in Creativity? New Research Reveals Business Sentiment and Impact of AI at Work

September 4, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

New Zealand, 5 September 2023 – New research released today delves into how Kiwi small business owners and operators are feeling about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in their workplaces, and the impact it’s having on business operations.  

Wild Things You Never Thought HR have to deal with

May 19, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

You could be forgiven for thinking that HR’s role is limited to hiring and firing. But there’s a lot more to HR than that. In fact, in celebration of the upcoming International HR Day on 20 May; we wanted to shine a spotlight on HR professionals all over the world for whom no two da

Ditch The One Size Fits All: Personalizing Hybrid Work

May 14, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

As businesses around the world adopt hybrid work models, Laurence McLean Associate Director of Operations, Employsure New Zealand warns that a one size fits all approach is not the way to go about it.

Bare Minimum Mondays: Signs of Workforce Burnout

April 17, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Bare Minimum Mondays, the famously coined term adds to the growing list of new workplace trends in a post pandemic world. It’s a response to a rise in ‘Sunday Scaries’; yet another term that describes the anxiety some employees feel on a Sunday night. According to a [1]LinkedI

SMEs brace for Easter weekend absenteeism

April 5, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

April usually means two short work weeks with Good Friday and Easter being at the end of one week and the beginning of another. While employees eagerly watch the clock for 5pm this Thursday, employers, especially those in the retail, hairdressing and hospitality industries across the country are lef

Minimum Wage Hike: Impact on SMEs

March 30, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Minimum wage in New Zealand will rise to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023, an increase of $1.50 per hour from the current hourly rate of $21.20. While many welcome this as a major step forward for countless employees; small business owners across the country are left to wonder about the ripple effe

Resilience Fatigue- The Silent Epidemic

March 1, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Resilience fatigue is the silent epidemic facing employers across the country. Having just recovered from the pandemic, and slowly getting back on their feet; small business owners are finding themselves battling on all fronts. The emotional distress of the past, coupled with the rising uncertainty

International Women’s Day 2023

February 28, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

United Nations reported in 2022 that women’s exclusion from the digital world has reduced $1 trillion from the gross domestic product of low-and middle-income countries in the last decade, a loss that can reach $1.5 trillion by 2025 without action. Keepi

An Employer’s Blueprint to Retaining Top Talent

February 27, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

With the high demand for skilled workers[1] and a competitive job market, many small to medium businesses will need help with recruiting and retaining employees. The key to a successful workforce lies in a double-pronged approach that incorporates both competitive compensation and benefits, as

Creating A Culture of Engagement Amidst Employee Attrition

February 15, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

With employee attrition making waves in the world of HR, conversation starters around addressing this topic have been making their rounds in HR blogs and forums. What is employee attrition really? It is the process of workers leaving a company for voluntary or involuntary reasons, without being imme

Employsure New Zealand Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

February 10, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Employsure New Zealand has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, an independent seal of excellence, which recognises businesses that consistently deliver a world-class client experience.

Minimum Wage Hike Yet Another Blow to SMEs

February 9, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

The New Zealand Government made an announcement that minimum wage will rise to $22.70 per hour from 1 April 2023. This is an increase of $1.50 per hour from the current hourly rate of $21.20. While the hike is seen and a major step forward for countless employees; sm

Job Sharing: Twice the Benefit or Double the Problem?

January 24, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

An often-overlooked alternative to full-time employment is job sharing. Ideally, job sharing is not meshing two part-time roles together but a split of one role between two people. For employers, it can deliver increased productivity and creativity from two people working optimally, whilst providing

Leadership Burnout- You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

January 19, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

News of [1]Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as New Zealand’s Prime Minister sent waves across the world. While many were shocked when the news first made headlines, others didn’t hesitate to express their bitter disappointment at a seemingly premature exit from her role as the lea

Tech Layoffs- The Great Overhiring Correction

January 19, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Tech layoffs have been making the global news lately. Elon Musk’s highly publicised mass redundancies with nearly 50% of the global Twitter task force made redundant overnight; sent waves around the world. 

Financial Concerns Plague Over 70% of Businesses Globally

January 9, 2023 | Adam Wyatt

Peninsula Group conducted a survey of 79,000 businesses across New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the UK to see what the top priorities and concerns were for employers in 2023. According to this survey, 72.3% of employers list rising costs as their top business concern.

Managing Employee Burnout Over the Christmas Period

December 12, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

[1] 62% of Australian employees suffering from burnout are dreading the Christmas season. The challenges of skyrocketing expenses, inflation, and labour shortages indicate that we are not approaching the usually festive season full of cheer. The holiday season is a time of uncertainty for busin

Watch out for Workplace Sexual Harassment this Christmas

December 4, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

Everyone loves a good party, but sometimes lines are crossed, and sadly, every January workplace sexual harassment claims skyrocket because of workplace Christmas parties gone wrong.

Fair Pay Agreements Bill Passed into Law

November 27, 2022 | Adam Wyatt

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been passed into law.  The new bargaining system will take effect on 1 December 2022. This agreement system brings unions and employer associations together within a sector to bargain for minimum employment terms for all covered employees in an industry or occup

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