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Safe Business Solutions Ltd Wins Prestigious Award at the 2018 Road Transport Ceremony

Safe Business Solutions Ltd Wins Prestigious Award at the 2018 Road Transport Ceremony

Safe Business Solutions Ltd (SBS) is proud to have been awarded a prestigious trophy for “Outstanding Contribution in Health & Safety to the NZ Transport Industry” at the Road Transport Awards, with judges praising SBS’s commitment to delighting clients and providing exceptional products and services based on innovation and quality. “The 2018 New Zealand RoadRead more about Safe Business Solutions Ltd Wins Prestigious Award at the 2018 Road Transport Ceremony[…]

90 Day Trial Period Recruitment – No Panacea for Poor Recruitment

90 Day Trial Period Recruitment – No Panacea for Poor Recruitment

In 2009 the Employment Relations Act was amended to enable employers to use 90 day trial periods for new employees. What this means for employers is that an individual’s employment can be ended in that 90 day period without providing a reason and avoiding any risk of a personal grievance. That is, providing the trialRead more about 90 Day Trial Period Recruitment – No Panacea for Poor Recruitment[…]

Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?

Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?

In New Zealand we are faced with many risks both work related and personally when a disaster may hit our workplace, homes and loved ones. This may come in many forms such as an earthquake as we have seen in Christchurch and Kaikoura, from an on-road accident or an accident in the workplace. When youRead more about Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?[…]

Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy

Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy

Having a program in place to assess the quality of your contractor’s health and safety systems and culture is important to ensure that only contractors who can prove that they meet your organisation’s standards for safety will be allowed to undertake a contract for your business or set foot on your worksites. In addition toRead more about Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy[…]

Rewarding Employees – Bullseye Alternatives to Salary Increases!

Rewarding Employees – Bullseye Alternatives to Salary Increases!

For some employers, annual reviews and the expectation of salary increases by employees fills them with dread. Sometimes, businesses are not in a financial position to raise salaries and despite best attempts, employers just don’t have the money to financially reward employees. Employers – don’t despair because there are incentives you can offer your employeesRead more about Rewarding Employees – Bullseye Alternatives to Salary Increases![…]

Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees!

Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees!

Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed in America, honouring the least evolved among us. The following was an honourable mention in last year’s awards: “When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he gotRead more about Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees![…]

Employee Engagement is Like Berocca for your Business!

Employee Engagement is Like Berocca for your Business!

When it comes to employment, it’s a buyer’s market out there. The relationship between employers and employees has undergone a significant shift and now more than ever, there is a retention and safety need for employers to invest time, energy and consideration to their employees. Employees might be driven by any number of external motivatorsRead more about Employee Engagement is Like Berocca for your Business![…]

Do Employers have to top up Salaries for Jury Service?

Do Employers have to top up Salaries for Jury Service?

In New Zealand, Jurors receive very minimal compensation and often find themselves out-of-pocket after they’re called up – so do employers have an obligation to pay their employees when on jury service? There is no legal requirement to top up Juror fees unless stated in an employment agreement, but some employers choose to do soRead more about Do Employers have to top up Salaries for Jury Service?[…]