Career 12: You've got the interview - now nail the job
Career 12: You've got the interview - now nail the job

Congratulations - you have managed to secure that all-important job interview. But before you just march on in, do some…

Career 12: The future of work
Career 12: The future of work

Big global challenges require a whole new way of thinking about what work is and why we do it The nature of work will…

Career 12: From dock worker to stress doctor
Career 12: From dock worker to stress doctor

It was the drowning death of his sister Gillian that transformed John McEwan's life and set him on a new career course…

Career 12: Hot jobs for 2012
Career 12: Hot jobs for 2012

A widely awaited economic uptick this year is hoped to create demand for jobs in skill shortage industries. Paul Robinson…

Employment

Construction company failed to pay minimum wage
Construction company failed to pay minimum wage

A Christchurch construction company breached labour laws by failing to pay the minimum wage and keep…

Small businesses key in Labour's employment goal

Labour Party leader Andrew Little is targeting small business owners as a key plank in dragging down New Zealand's unemployment…

Defence Force employee awarded $70K

A former financial controller for the NZDF will receive more than $70,000 in unpaid redundancy after winning an employment…

Future Auckland: School to shop floor

Auckland is a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland series we aim to stimulate…

Flexibility high on wishlist
Flexibility high on wishlist

Employers are naturally keen to maintain an engaged and productive workforce and while many may feel…

Tom O'Neil: OE light-bulb moment sparks direction change

The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your professional life, and ask yourself: "What do I want to be doing…

Orchard to pay $134K over employee death

An orchard company has been fined and ordered to pay reparation - totalling $134,500 - over the death of an employee.

Boss's warning after theft of $146,000

An employer says he's embarrassed, but wants other business owners to beware, after one of his workers charged with handling…

Public sector staff on hunt for pay rise

Unions have rejected a call from Finance Minister Bill English for further restraint in wage increases because of the low-inflation…

Council red tape in the spotlight
Council red tape in the spotlight

The Government has spelled out its masterplan for reversing skyrocketing house prices across the country…

Katherine Percy: Bill puts focus on safe health practices

Employers will have greater health and safety obligations once the Health and Safety Reform Bill becomes law in the first…

Chch rebuild boosts ads for skilled jobs

The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 per cent last month to its highest level in nearly…

Laundry company to pay $45K over crushed hand

A Nelson-based laundry company has been ordered to pay more than $45,000, after one of its workers crushed his hand in a…

Throat sliced in concrete saw mishap

A man escaped with his life when the concrete-cutting saw he was operating kicked back, slicing open his throat.

Many rewards in caring for elderly residents
Many rewards in caring for elderly residents

For Lee Hofmann, a 48-year-old registered nurse, the sacrifices that come with working the night shift…

Break with tradition calls for negotiation

Please sir I want a tea break." In Charles Dickens' Victorian novel Oliver Twist, published three years after The Poor Law…

New Zealand's best career opportunities

Students planning to become engineers, scientists, IT professionals or psychologists have the best chance of securing a…

Client's car in hit-and-run attempt

A valet driver has been accused of using a client's Mercedes-Benz to try to run down a pedestrian during an argument in…

Kindy worker wins $2k for drugs slur

A former employee of a kindergarten in Hawera has been awarded $2000 in compensation after she was accused of showing up…

Peter Lyons: Forget evil rich - flaw is in the system
Peter Lyons: Forget evil rich - flaw is in the system

A natural outcome of a market economy must be inequality of incomes. They are a necessary and desirable…

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