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HR Connect October 2019 Update

As the year moves along we are finally seeing signs of Spring and with it a bit more of a spring in our steps to boot.We've had some people changes here at HR Connect, and whilst we welcome new faces we also say good bye to an old one.After eight years with us, Denise Thomas accepted a permanent position as Head of People and Capability with our client, Waikato Milking Systems (WMS).  Denise has been instrumental in the growth of HR Connect making it the company it is to...

November 19, 2019

Employment Law Changes

The Labour Government has made legislative changes to employment law (The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018), some of which have already taken effect, with the minimum wage changing on 1 April 2019, and other changes taking effect from 6 May 2019. If you employ staff, you may need to know about these changes and ensure you're ready for them. CHANGES ALREADY IN FORCE (EFFECTIVE 12 DECEMBER 2018) Changes affecting all employers: • If requested by the employee, reinstatement will be the fir...

March 7, 2019

Health & Safety Hot Topic

Two companies in the last year received sentencing related to inadequate machinery guarding. Both sentences were related to Section 36 (1)(a), 48 (1) and 2 (c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2105: In one case the worker had his hand drawn into the gap between a roller and a metal plate on a wood processing machine - two fingers were damaged and required surgical amputation. In the other case, a worker was using a press style machine and attempted to free some stuck material - the worker re...

March 7, 2019

December 2017 Newsletter

A very happy end of year to you all.  I don't know about you but the year has just flown!It's been a busy and productive year for us and we look forward to a break over summer while also planning for 2018. We had our Christmas party last week where we puzzled our way (some more than others) through the escape rooms at Perplexity and then sat down to a gorgeous lunch at Zealong Tea Estate.  I reflected that we really don't do enough team things as it's often hard to get everyone to...

December 20, 2017

Choosing a competent Health & Safety Consultant

As a business, it's important to ensure that you are getting your Health & Safety (H&S) advice from someone who is deemed to be competent. A competent person is defined as someone who has the right skills, knowledge and experience to carry out a task. Up until recently, anyone could call themselves an H&S Professional but now the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has developed a HASANZ Register so that businesses can easily find reliable and competent advice and services. To ...

December 6, 2017

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There’s no getting away from it – it’s a big number, half a century, a test cap in certain ‘codes’; at the very least worthy of a party with some awkward retro photos and a ‘big night up’ that you practice staying up late for, but some of us would much sooner let that large number slide by; cleverly disguised by a ‘weekend away’ or a quiet few drinks with friends and family. By 50 you’ve got ‘history’ – not so much ‘mail’, a story, had a life…with all its com...

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