Tag Archives: employment

Investing in talent

We’re in the care business, and we pride ourselves on our people and their qualifications, skills and attitude. So what we’ve just done may strike you as unusual. If it does I’d like your feedback. We’ve signed up to an agreement called NZ Talent, which says that for a range …

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The immigration pendulum has swung too far…

Immigration is always a hot topic for debate. Politicians especially seem to love throwing pot shots at each other in the debating chamber about who’s to blame for “letting migrants take our jobs”. Historically, the debate has tended to focus on migrant workers, however in more recent years policy changes …

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The Misunderstanding of the Government Increase Rife – From the Desk of Brien Cree, Radius Care.

There has been a lot of misinformation in recent media reporting about why Radius did not give staff a pay rise when the Government ostensibly gave a five per cent funding increase to the aged care sector, and this misrepresentation of the facts needs to be cleared up. The fact …

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A Different New Year Resolution

Welcome to 2015!  Most of us will have returned to work full of post-holiday resolutions.  I’m betting for most people those resolutions are about managing something better – perhaps to be more organised, manage time better, get more done each day, manage your paperwork more proactively.  But how many of …

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Liam Butler interviews Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly.

Phil, how can the golden age worker continue to enjoy being part of the workplace? Projections show older people will be a bigger force in the economy in coming years.Our fairly modest birth rate means in the near future our population will have a smaller share of younger people and …

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Pay is not an Equality Issue – It’s a Funding one in Aged Care – from the desk of Brien Cree, Radius Healthcare.

The media spotlight will once again be on pay equality with the appeal to the Supreme Court by Terranova Homes against the ruling that caregiver Kristine Bartlett was being under-paid due to gender discrimination. While the major focus with this issue has been on whether or not care givers in …

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Enjoying eighty – a conversation with support worker Rongo Curry

At 80 years old most people are winding down, enjoying a well earned rest and perhaps settled into a comfortable routine. Not so, however, for Northland support worker Rongo Curry who recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Indeed most Access clients of these twilight years require the help and care of …

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