The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is disappointed the majority of complaints about racism are coming from employees and those seeking work.
The drop in the unemployment rate from 6.9 per cent to 6.2 per cent in the March quarter is encouraging news, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
The employment rate rose to 63.7 percent in the March 2013 quarter, up from 62.7 percent in the December 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent, down from a revised 6.8 percent last quarter.
The Living Wage movement received a boost this morning with the announcement of a major retail chain moving towards a living wage for its workers.
"Wage rises are disappointingly slow given the economy now appears to be growing", says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg.
An employers’ attitude to social media access at work is now impacting on whether or not a candidate will take a job, says recruiting experts Hays.
New Zealanders are less likely to receive a pay rise if significant repeals of employment legislation introduced by the National Government today are passed, says the Green Party.
How new staff are managed into a business - the onboarding process - can be the difference between an ultimately successful hire and one that is destined to fail. And CEOs need just as much help before starting a new appointment as junior staff, warns recruiting experts Hays.
Workers at Mercer Stainless have walked off the job today in protest against management attempts to slash their redundancy entitlements and annual leave.
Unaware of the skills in demand in Christchurch, many New Zealanders may be missing opportunities due to a misconception that only construction jobs are available, says recruiting experts Hays.
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