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

Celebrations after Macca's ends zero hour contracts
Celebrations after Macca's ends zero hour contracts

Celebrations are planned this evening after McDonald's and Unite Union reached an agreement to end "zero…

McDonald's cuts zero hour contracts

Workers at the fast-food chain will be guaranteed 80 per cent of the average hours worked over a three-month period.

Firms supporting parents

Family-friendly working conditions also help parents of young children. These measures don't need to cost a fortune.

Solid Energy's $4 million payout

Solid Energy shelled out $4 million for redundancies between July and December last year, mostly for workers from the Stockton…

Consumers upbeat about economy, survey shows
Consumers upbeat about economy, survey shows

The survey's index lifted four points from its March level to 129. It has only rarely been higher than…

Farm worker unjustifiably dismissed despite death of 73 cows

A farm worker was found to be unjustifiably dismissed, despite being accused of costing the farm he worked on over $60,000…

Low wages, trade deals luring auto jobs to Mexico

Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories.

US teens quitting school to work

Teenagers drop out of American high schools for all sorts of reasons: lack of motivation, little support from parents, poor…

Recruitment drive for Air NZ

Air New Zealand is on the hunt for hundreds of extra flight attendants as its growth surges for the rest of the year.

Victory for the workers
Victory for the workers

Who cares about workers' rights? Well, suddenly lots of people do. And it’s not just the political left…

Finance officials fear rising threats

The International Monetary Fund's policy committee set a goal of working towards a "more robust, balanced and job-rich global…

A smart workforce is an ageing one

Commentaries on the future of work are dominated by the theme of the ageing of society and the workforce. And in New Zealand…

Companies can 'fix' pay gap - Google exec

To stop perpetuating the gender pay gap, companies need to stop asking "What's your salary history" to prospective employees…

$25k for truck driver with broken spine

A truck driver who was pinned between a truck and a loading bay, breaking his spine, has been awarded $25,000 compensation…

Barometer positive for output
Barometer positive for output

A barometer of manufacturing activity is still pointing to fair weather. The BNZ/Business New Zealand…

$9k for worker fired over magazine

A shop worker who was fired and reported to police for taking home a magazine has been awarded more than $9000 in compensation…

Editorial: Guarantee minimum work hours

Just as Labour governments are prone to cater to even the more extravagant wishes of trade unionists, so their National…

Philanthropists urged to create jobs

New Zealand's wealthiest philanthropists and community trusts are being urged to link up with local employers to create…

Protestors slam 'zero-hours' contracts

About 180 fast-food workers and supporters marched up and down Auckland’s Queen St at lunchtime to demand an end to “zero-hours”…

Love at work can turn to HR nightmare
Love at work can turn to HR nightmare

When two employees of a Christchurch insurance company decided to engage in sexual activity under the…

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