Oct 8

The five signs of impending redundancy

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Damian Birkel knows what it means to get the axe. In his lifetime, Birkel, 58, has been fired five times and survived four corporate reorganisations. “Losing one’s job is extremely traumatic,” said Birkel, the author of The Job Search Checklist and founder of Professionals in Transition, a North Carolina-based non-profit, job-search organization. “It…

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Jun 26

NZ Post shuts mail centres – 120 jobs lost

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Restructuring mail processing centres at the expense of 120 jobs will not affect mail delivery times, even in rural areas, New Zealand Post says. The postal operator today announced it was shutting mail handling centres in Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin and many other centres, and consolidating operations in Auckland, Christchurch and Palmerston North.…

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Jul 20

Ballantynes losing 40 staff in post-quake restructure

Posted by Dave Griffith

Major Christchurch department store Ballantynes is laying off up to 40 staff in a restructuring exercise following the 22nd February earthquake. Managing director Mary Devine the move saying; “We are going through a full consultation with staff on the proposed restructure. It’s important to note that we will still maintain staffing levels in…

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Jul 13

Reading confidential docs on plane raises workplace issues

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The current controversy over an insurance company employee who pulled out confidential documents about restructuring and redundancies and started reading them in full view of passengers has raised serious issues about working in transit. A passenger on the flight, Frank van der Zwaag said he was on the Auckland to Wellington flight last…

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