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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Every year we help a few of our clients manage a “missing in action” employee. You know the ones – the gone bush, dropped off the face of the planet, nowhere to be found type.

What do you do when you have an employee like this?

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In the news this month there have been three significant cases arising out of the employment relationship, which have caught my eye. The first case in particular is a shining example of why we have employment law. The second case speaks to why we need safeguards in place to protect the rights of employees, to ensure they are being fairly remunerated, and the third case is a sad one in which an employee did not get to return home safely to his family.

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People in Mind once again sponsored the Cambridge Autumn Festival’s fabulous “Be the Book” Photography Competition.

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Serious Misconduct – Managing It Well

“You’re fired!” It’s the classic catchphrase of Donald Trump that turned abrupt dismissals into popular reality TV, but can an employer in 2018 really say this?

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