Jan 7

Open Season on Open Plan Offices

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The vast majority of the worlds office workers are victims of the open plan office concept. According to those that support an open plan-et they increase productivity and raise staff morale. Staff thrive in this highly collaborative environment as they happily go about their business. In recent years this office based utopia has…

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Oct 2

Hyundai offers help to locked out US Govt workers

Posted by Dave Griffith

Hyundai Motors will defer payments due from US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown. More than 700,000 employees face unpaid leave due to the shutdown which was triggered after the two houses of Congress did not agree on a new budget. Hyundai said affected employees who currently own its vehicles will…

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Aug 13

Is Corporate Corruption here to stay in NZ?

Posted by Dave Griffith

With two of New Zealand’s largest public transport organisations investigating separate allegations of corruption have we now reached the point of having to accept that corruption is here to stay? The Serious Fraud Office is waiting for the outcome of internal inquiries regarding contracts at Auckland Transport and KiwiRail. Auckland Transport has put…

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Aug 8

Messy Desk the key to creativity?

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Just when we thought scientists might be running out of things to research in the workplace along comes the messy desk v tidy desk study from the University of Minnesota. Buckle up your seat belts and let your mind hoover up this piece of ground breaking research and see if you agree with…

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Oct 17

Workforce Disengagement Part 1 – The Broken Relationship

Posted by Dave Griffith

Disengagement is one of those HR buzz words that rolls off the tongue and becomes quite impersonal partly through our obsession with workforce statistical analysis. Yet few terms are as personal as this. It cuts to the heart of the relationship between an organisation and its workers. Often with HR buzz words we…

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