The Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Act 2018 comes into effect from 1 April 2019. It entitles employees to apply for leave in order to deal with the impacts of domestic violence.
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Although businesses with 20 or more employees will not be able to use the 90-day trial period from 6 May, they will be able to use probationary periods as an alternative.
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People in Mind has joined forces with the Cambridge Autumn Festival to sponsor their brand new photo competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If it’s not on your agenda already, it’s time to put it on. What am I talking about you ask?
The answer: giving your HR practices an overhaul and ensuring you’re ahead of the game.

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I love it when kids visit us at work because they bring a certain energy (and cuteness of course) that makes the team smile. There are some entertaining moments when kids are around, and the questions the older children ask can be very thought provoking.

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We’re launching a new product range! It’s a range of standard policies designed to make HR simpler. We are rolling out these policies from this month, and here’s our first policy ready to go…

“DRUGS & ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE”
In today’s workplace environment, it makes good HR sense to have a clear policy that provides guidelines and expectations for employees.

Our standard policy is available at an introductory rate of $165 + GST.

Simply email us on info@peopleinmind.co.nz to purchase, or call us anytime on 07 823 3250 to find out more.

Work social clubs can be great for the workplace particularly when the team is a little larger. They can help bring a team together and they provide a social aspect to the workplace. However, they can be fraught with difficulty if the team aren’t all on the same page.

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Throughout the year we have had a number of enquiries from clients whose employees are experiencing mental health challenges. With the media showing considerable interest in this area too, we thought it’s time to have this conversation.

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Yikes!

Picture a future where humans have a microchip implanted in their hand. Last week a company in Wisconsin, USA, hit the headlines because their employees are doing just that.

Not nearly as disturbing is our article for this month about keeping on top of employees’ information. We are happy to say this relies on good HR management skills rather than microchipping!

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Got a Serious Misconduct? Don’t Delay!

In our April newsletter the hot topic was serious misconduct in the workplace and how to manage the process. This month, equally important on the topic of serious misconduct, is the timing.

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