This week a message arrived from a reader worried about being compelled by their boss to take the Covid vaccine. Fit, young and healthy – their argument is that they don’t line up each winter to get the company’s free […]
I have had a few messages from readers challenging their employer’s redundancy decisions recently and think a story I wrote a few years back might be of interest. The intro is below followed by a link to the full NZ […]
Older workers looking for a job under the Covid regime are finding it harder to land an interview as the pool of job seekers grow, says niche job site owner Ian Fraser. The Auckland hospitality impresario launched Seniors at Work […]
Whatever you think of the Covid-19 lockdown; the fact is it has given millions of people time to sit back and take stock like at no other time in living memory. Putting to one-side redundancy, and households having a lower […]
I got to interview Chicago-based jazz musician Markus Rutz (pronounced roots) for my Cool Nights jazz radio show in April 2020. I cut the interview (recorded via Skype) with some tracks from Markus’ new album and the package has been […]
Companies that have resisted letting staff to work from home have had their hand forced as a result of coronavirus, and a demand from Government that people working in non-essential jobs stay away from their normal place of work. Where […]
Rising up through the ranks to management is always a great accomplishment — and though this is often achieved by hopping from one firm to another, some people find themselves managing their former colleagues.
There's only one way to stand out in today's job market and that's to be an outstanding candidate and valued member of staff — but without on-going upskilling you could end up at the bottom of the pile.
External influences such as the economy and changing consumer trends may well impact on businesses; but it is senior managers who need to set the tone for their staff and show confidence in difficult times. “The culture of an organisation […]
So you’re boogying along at work and everything is cool. You’re meeting your targets, getting on well with colleagues, your clients are happy, and you are in that rare sweet spot of having just the right amount of interesting work […]
Bullying in the workplace is rising; despite the #MeToo movement and lots of talk about making workplaces safe and secure places to be. According to a survey by recruitment firm Hays, 20 per cent of the country’s employees are bullied […]
Working a straight 12 months without a proper break is not uncommon in New Zealand. The Holidays Act says employees need to work a full year before they are entitled to their statutory four weeks paid leave. You have to […]
Report and commentary Wage theft. Two words that make some people say ‘eh?’ and scratch their head. Yes, it’s a thing and typically involves people doing work for their employer for free. Sure, we all muck-in to help our employers […]
Godplex, which had the working title Godspell, is a feature film written and directed by New Zealander Darcy Gladwin. Not to be confused with the sixties stage show, Darcy’s movie features Shane Hollands, a prominent Auckland performance poet.