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New Research Reveals More Than 50% Of Kiwi Businesses Have Ditched Hybrid Or Remote Working For Return To Office

Wednesday, 3 January 2024, 3:32 pm | Employsure

New research released today has revealed that 84.2% of SMEs list rising costs as their top business concern. The research was conducted by Peninsula Group, leading HR and workplace relations advisory services, and surveyed SMEs across 5 countries ... More >>

New Zealand’s ‘No Frills’ Budget Neglects SMEs

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 7:43 am | Employsure

The New Zealand Parliament has approved the country's 2023 Budget, as announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson. The government's focus on cyclone recovery, public infrastructure improvement, and assisting its people in coping with the rising ... More >>

International HR Day: The Wild And Wacky Things You Never Thought HR Would Have To Deal With

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 7:11 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Revamping Workplace Culture: Strategies for Encouraging Employee Engagement on Mondays

Monday, 24 April 2023, 5:47 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Small Businesses Brace For Absenteeism Ahead Of Long Weekend

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 6:01 am | Employsure

With the upcoming Good Friday and Easter long weekend, it is critical for every employer to understand employee entitlements and the impact of absenteeism on their bottom line. Each time a long weekend comes around, it creates an increased likelihood ... More >>

What Does The Minimum Wage Rise Mean For SMEs

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 10:47 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Resilience Fatigue, The Silent Epidemic Faced By Employers

Friday, 3 March 2023, 5:30 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

International Women’s Day 2023

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 7:05 am | Employsure

The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #Embrace Equity. The campaign is an initiative to make the world sit up and notice that talking about equality is no longer enough. Historically, this day has been an opportunity to honour the ... More >>

An Employer’s Blueprint To Retaining Top Talent

Monday, 27 February 2023, 6:27 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Creating A Culture Of Engagement Midst Employee Attrition

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 6:44 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Minimum Wage Hike Yet Another Blow To Small Business Owners

Friday, 10 February 2023, 9:22 am | Employsure

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 this is seen and a major step forward for countless ... More >>

Job Sharing, Is It Twice The Benefit Or Double The Problem

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 7:03 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

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

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 7:25 pm | Employsure

News of Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as New Zealand’s Prime Minister sent waves across the nations. While many were shocked when the news first made headlines, others didn’t hesitate to express their bitter disappointment at a seemingly premature ... More >>

Employsure New Zealand Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2023

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 11:49 am | Employsure

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. Feefo established the Trusted Service Awards in 2014 to recognise ... More >>

Financial Concerns Plague Over 70% Of Businesses Globally

Tuesday, 10 January 2023, 10:22 am | Employsure

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 ... More >>

Can You Be Fired For Drinking Non-alcoholic Beer At Work?

Friday, 9 December 2022, 3:18 pm | Employsure

We all know the sound of a beer can cracking open. That hiss, often accompanied by a sigh is something many of us may enjoy on the weekend with friends. But what would happen if you were to crack open a non-alcoholic beer in the workplace? Is ... More >>

Watch Out For Workplace Sexual Harassment This Christmas

Monday, 5 December 2022, 6:02 am | Employsure

Everyone loves a good party, but sometimes lines are crossed, and sadly, every January sexual harassment claims skyrocket because of workplace Christmas parties gone wrong. The high degree of informality in small businesses often increases the risk of sexual ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Bill Passed Into Law

Monday, 28 November 2022, 6:57 am | Employsure

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been passed into law and 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 ... More >>

Avoid Holiday Headaches This Christmas

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 6:53 pm | Employsure

From November, small businesses started experiencing the busiest period in terms 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 ... More >>

Avoiding Christmas Party Disasters At The Workplace

Monday, 14 November 2022, 6:45 am | Employsure

As workplaces around New Zealand wind down for another year, employers are turning their minds one of the most anticipated yet nerve wracking events on their calendars - the office Christmas party. For some businesses, the Christmas Party is a simple, ... More >>





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