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Bursting (Out of) Your Bubble

Is it just me or did everyone look a little bit different…better? After nearly eight weeks of only seeing people outside my bubble over ZOOM, facetime or some other pixelated medium we, I suspect like most of the country, had an extended family dinner last night (following all the rules of course and I’m happy to report only eight as Mum and Dad decided to keep to their bubble for another few days).   And as I looked around the table and we shared our highlights and lowlights ...

May 15, 2020

We Like Data...

And we thought this analysis by Newsroom reporter Farah Handcock published yesterday (Thursday 14 May) was a great summary of how NZ has navigated the COVID19 crisis as told ‘by the numbers.’  As we said in our last newsletter – something for us all to be proud of… https://www.newsroom.co.nz/cov......

May 15, 2020

Budget 2020

Today we, like most businesses, are analysing what the budget means for us.  There’s lots in it and there is a focus on business and, not surprisingly, the health sector.   Below are a couple of links to help you negotiate what this budget could mean for you and your business.   https://treasury.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2020-05/b20-wellbeing-budget.pdf https://treasury.govt.nz/publications/budgets/budget-2020...

May 15, 2020

Great Citizen Moments...

Some shout outs to people making a difference, big and small The aforementioned bugle players on the morning of 25th April 2020… Much, quite rightly, has been made of our healthcare essential workers, but we also want to recognise our other essential service providers who have kept the rubbish off our streets, the water in our taps, the electricity in our power lines and the wastewater treated.  How much worse would isolation have been without you! You for the neighbourly t...

May 5, 2020

The Working from Home Future - What might your Team Members ask for?

As we wait for the Government’s announcement on Thursday of what ‘Level 2’ looks like, we think it’s worth taking a breath and thinking about how you want your business to look in the medium and longer term moving forward. Much has been made of ‘home working’ during Levels four and three but it is important to remember that for most businesses this was a forced and rushed work location change.  In normal real life there are considerations around workload, planning, health a...

May 5, 2020

Learning That Matters & Keeps Your Business 'On Course'

We’ve been working hard over the last couple of weeks to make sure that our popular ‘Eight Steps to Increasing Your Productivity’ management programme is ‘Zoom Fit’ and ready to deliver with no loss of quality or emphasis for participants on implementing the ‘how to’ of good management practice in their business. Not to be confused with a webinar (information download), facilitated discussion (listening to other people’s opinions), or presentation (death by PowerPoint), this is g...

May 5, 2020

Pivot Your Career to the Essential Services Sector

We all know there’s going to be unemployment, but we all also know that there is a continuing ‘war for talent’ so that our businesses can perform at their best, particularly as many pivot in ways previously unthought-of to not only survive but also to thrive in a post pandemic New Zealand, potential Australasian bubble, and across the globe. We work with primary sector and essential services businesses  who are looking for talented team members now.  Over the last month, des...

May 5, 2020

Are You Proud?

If you’re not you should be.  Look at what New Zealand has achieved through the luck of timing (sometimes it’s good to be at the end of the world), decisive action and a culture that has demonstrated kindness, tolerance, tenacity and support in equal measures over what is arguable the start of the toughest economic challenge we’ve ever faced. As I stood at my gate at 6am on ANZAC Day I joined so many New Zealanders in recognising and celebrating bravery in the face of adversity a...

May 5, 2020

Building Business Resilience in a COVID-19 World

What can you be doing to ensure your business can survive now and into the future?Are you planning with your team to get back to work, whether that's now at Alert Level 3, or some time in the (hopefully not too distant) future?How can you maintain or maximised operating efficiencies while achieving physical distancing?Click here for a lot of practical information, including ways to ensure you have a resilient business in Alert Level 3....

April 28, 2020

Getting Ready for What Happens Now...

As the country moves into Alert Level 3 there is still some confusion around exactly what this means for businesses, as well as what it means socially.  Certainly the coming days and weeks will be interesting, and while it's not quite true to say 'the only constant is change', we are all certainly getting used to adapting and responding to change.  We have developed and are offering free to you COVID-19 work plan tools to help your business understand, analyse, plan and respond.  ...

April 28, 2020

Great Citizens Moments

This newsletter our ‘shout outs’ are to people who can help us make a difference, big or small Salvation Army and Countdown making a difference through a new ‘food bank’ process https://www.foodbank.org.nz As I queued at my local Pak n Save in Te Awamutu for groceries yesterday (yep, queuing for groceries, who’d have thought) the store sent out one of their team members with bottles of water to help us all keep hydrated whilst we waited in the sun…....

April 3, 2020

Keeping Your Team Together

Keeping connectedFocusing on personal and business resilienceBuilding and maintaining teams Many of you know that this is stuff that we do well….and it’s never been more important.  Normally we run sessions like this in your business, working with you as the business leader to work out what your objectives are and then formatting a programme.   We’ve been working really hard on ways to deliver this ‘remotely’ and are now ready to go….and the first five b...

April 3, 2020

Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage increased on 1 April to $18.90 and if your employees are working then you must pay them a minimum of this hourly rate (except if they are on the starting out and training wage) for all work that they do. If your business is affected by COVID-19 and is not receiving any revenue then you may be exempt…take a look at Employment New Zealand’s advice on this in the below link, and if you have any questions give us a call https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/othe...

April 3, 2020

Can We Help Your Business?

There isn’t a business in NZ that isn’t touched in some way by the current COVID-19 crisis…and we want to make sure our clients are getting it right during this difficult and constantly changing time…There are likely to be increased risks to your business as we navigate these difficult times and some of our clients have already experienced employee representatives trying to cajole and take advantage of them as they try and do the right thing by their teams. So, whether you...

April 3, 2020

Great Citizen Moments

Some shout outs to people making a difference, big and small And one year after the terrible events of Christchurch 2019 we celebrate All new New Zealanders…no matter how long you’ve been here, we salute you for the contribution you are making to our country, the diversity we all bring which makes us stronger, and the sacrifices you’ve made to be here….kia kaha The Young Guy at FreshChoice Supermarket in Te Awamutu who earlier this month rescued my niece when she...

March 19, 2020

Where To Go For Advice...

Repeating the important contacts we circulated last month…There’s lots of useful information but the key points for employers are: Ministry of Health Advice https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus?utm_source=business.govt.nz&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=special_cv_edition Healthline has a free dedicated phone number for health advice and information about coronavirus, including registering self-isolation. You can call 0800 358 54...

March 19, 2020

'Pandemic Leave' & Isolation Support

Self-isolation is an important way to slow the spread of COVID-19.  From 17 March 2020 the Government’s COVID-19 Leave Payment will be available to support people financially if they need to self-isolate, cannot work because they are sick with COVID-19 or cannot work because they are caring for dependents who are required to self-isolate or who are sick with COVID-19. The COVID-19 Leave Payment will be available for 8 weeks from 17 March 2020. Employers will be able to apply for this more...

March 19, 2020

Team Member of the Month

This month we have c.r.b Manager Tylah Kerr. Take a read and see what her bosses Craig and Lee Ingham had to say about Tylah... "Tylah is a valued member of CBR for many reasons. She has intergrity, reliable and uses her initiative. Tylah has outstanding computer skills that have made our transfer to a new point of sale system and online store much easier than they could have been. She can solve problems that arise without always relying on us to guide her. Her customer service and service ...

February 21, 2020

COVID-19 (Caronavirus)

The government has produced Corona Virus information for businesses that we all need to be across.  There’s lots of useful information but the key points for employers are: Healthline has a free dedicated phone number for health advice and information about coronavirus, including registering self-isolation. You can call 0800 358 5453, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to interpreters is also available. For international SIMS, call +64 9 358 5453.WorkSafe New Zealand has infor...

February 21, 2020

Great Citizen Moments…

Some shout outs to people making a difference, big and small We really liked this $3m pledge from A2 Milk to Carona Virus research and relief – Good on yah!  https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/119472952/a2-milk-pledges-3m-to-coronavirus-research-and-relief?cid=app-iPhoneAmid the rush into Christmas the NZ Primary Sector Council unveiled their vision for the future of New Zealands Primary Industries:  Fit for a Better World, establishes an anchor fo...

February 21, 2020

Inspiration

Inspired….Here at P4S we’re constantly on the look out for inspiring and uplifting clips….and they don’t come any better than this YouTube clip about the Shen Yun dance troupe…trust me, this goes way beyond dance and straight to the heart of resilience and the human spirit! click here to watch...

February 21, 2020

Festive Season Opening Times

Like everyone we’re looking forward to sun, fun and some festive time with friends and family over the coming Festive period.  Our offices will be closed from Friday 20th December and will re-open on Monday 6th January.   Talk to us today if you have anything pressing that you need resolved, help with or a vacancy you want to get underway with before the Festive Season is upon us…...

November 29, 2019

People Manager of the Month - Raewyn Brock

Congratulations Raewyn Brock from Century 21 Gadsby Realty for being this month's People Manager of the Month. Click 'read more' to found out why Rebecca Fraser (Owner/Director) nominated the Raewyn... "Raewyn is the most amazing, welcoming person on the front desk. She has so much knowledge in all areas for our business. We really would be lost without her. Every day we are thankful." Well done Raewyn!!...

November 29, 2019

Team Manager of the Month - Shaun Wilson

This month we have Apprentice Shaun Wilson from Phase Electrical. Take a read and see what his Operations Manager Kev Atkins had to say about Shaun... "Always beats everyone to work in the morning, tackles anyhting you throw at him and works hard to complete jobs to a high standard. Ask questions if unsure, super reliable and valued member of our team." Well done Shaun!!...

November 29, 2019

8 Steps Success in Te Awamutu

Amongst others an electrician, dairy farmer, and operations manager joined business co-ordinators, analysts and equine professionals on our recent 8 Steps programme in Te Awamutu…and had a ball….. See below for some pictures and here’s what they said about the programme…....

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