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39 Free Online Team Building Games for Remote Teams

Team building games. You either love em’ or hate em’. When the word team building gets brought up in conversation, there are generally two types of responses – ‘yay’ or ‘nay’…  The yay-ers are excited to share time with their co-workers and are energised at the thought of showing their competitive streak. They are optimistic, love teamwork and genuinely enjoy getting to know their co-workers.  The nay-ers cringe at the thought of planned games with their co-workers, most often caused by …

The Fair Pay Agreements explained

There has been a lot of movement in New Zealand employment law in 2021. From changes to leave, to an adjustment of minimum wage rates, the system is transforming and it’s essential that business owners are informed and prepared. The latest changes, announced on May 7, will introduce Fair Pay Agreements. …
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How to transform your business with a distributed workforce

Have you seen the latest ABS statistics? Job vacancies are currently surging, and the fight for talent is becoming too hot to handle. In February there were 289,000 vacancies, up 13% in the last three months. As many as two thirds of Australian businesses are struggling to find skilled candidates for open …
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7 outdated work practices that deserve the boot

What’s your least favourite workplace stereotype? Is it the dusty instant coffee, the old-school hierarchies, the office gossip, the uncomfortable shoes? Whatever it may be, there’s a lot to dislike about work – at least, in the traditional sense of it. Boring, outdated and just plain ridiculous workplaces practices …
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When to hire your first HR Manager

Thinking of bringing on your first HR Manager but not sure if the time is right? Picture this. You’re growing at a rate you could have never imagined a year ago. There are so many things to do and you’re finding your team working long hours just to …
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Bad hires… Whether you’ve worked with one or hired one, we’ve all heard stories about those who just didn’t live up to expectations. The reality is that this happens all too often. Research shows that 50% of candidates misrepresent themselves in interviews and 30% of candidates tell blatant lies …
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The rules of distributed employee engagement

For many businesses, it took a pandemic to shake up the way we work. It took a pandemic to make us reflect on and assess the effectiveness of the way in which we work – a way we’ve known for as long as we can remember. But now, gone are …

The case for permanent work

Last week Australian food delivery company Menulog made history by ditching the gig-economy model and employing their courier drivers. By putting their drivers officially on the books, drivers became entitled to a minimum wage and superannuation contributions, a major change for an industry that was built on short-term workers. “The …
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