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Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019

Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019

This year is gearing up to one of frequent new developments and changes for Employers, with many of the coalition government’s programmes of work in the employment arena coming to fruition. December 2018 saw the passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, with many changes affecting mostly employers with unionised workforces. However, there areRead more about Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019[…]

A Politically Correct Christmas Story

A Politically Correct Christmas Story

T’was the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”, “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves. And labour conditions at the North Pole were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,Read more about A Politically Correct Christmas Story[…]

Safe Business Solutions Ltd wins again!

Safe Business Solutions Ltd wins again!

Safe Business Solutions Ltd (SBS) won four awards at the recently held TSB Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards. The Categories won include: Small Business Excellence Service Excellence New & Emerging Business Excellence Business Continuity Excellence Below is the link to the article in the Live magazine. SBS 12 BP Summer 20182019 P3

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[…]