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At Superior Personnel we have 40 years combined experience specialising in industrial and commercial temporary and permanent placements.  In short, we really know what we're talking about and love to share our knowledge!

Health and Safety Law Reform delayed

The EMA reports that the new Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse has signaled that the Health and Safety Reform Bill is now likely to be enacted around September or October next year, rather than April as was previously planned. EMA’s manager of industrial relations and sa… Read more

Jobs Online for October 2014

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs. The trend series is used as the lead indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility. Highlights Online job vacancies were steady in October. Online vacancie… Read more

Institute of Directors Spring Directors Survey

The New Zealand Institute of Directors has just released their Spring 2014 Director Sentiment Survey. Critically it identifies skilled labour shortages as a key risk to business. Thanks to the IoD, here is a summary of their latest findings. Background The inaugural IoD-NZIER Director Sentiment sur… Read more

Is training in the workplace worth it?

Every day is the same thing: Get to the office, check email, return messages, lunch, more email — and so on. If you're feeling stagnant in your career, it might be time to change things up. And one of the easiest ways to do so is by becoming a trainer. Thanks to Tim Cannon at Mashable for this great… Read more

Flexibility for solo parents in the workplace

An innovative way of helping sole parents enter and stay in the workforce, through a new model of childcare, is being developed by the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) in partnership with Barnardos KidStart Childcare, says SBC Executive Director, Penny Nelson. SBC is a division of BusinessNZ, of w… Read more

Kiwi job market continued solid growth

The latest Trade Me figures show that the number of job listings (vacancies) was up 16.4% compared to October last year. Every region in NZ has seen an increase except for Gisborne and Taranaki. Auckland was up 18%, Wellington 13% and Canterbury up 15%. As Trade Me quite correctly note - while this… Read more

Good relationships hinge on trust and confidence

This opinion piece by Peter Cullen, first appeared on the Stuff website earlier this week. It is a very interesting read, and from our point of view, trust and confidence between an employer and an employee is the foundation on which a great job is built - without it, the excitement of the new role … Read more

Why Blogging is important for your business

This article from LinkedIn highlights the importance of businesses blogging about topics that are relevant to their business sectors, clients and staff. Here are some thoughts from LinkedIn: Drive Traffic Through Blogging To get down into the nitty-gritty details of fully understanding how a well … Read more

Health and Safety in 2015

This week we attended the ACC Employers Seminar in Auckland. One of the key topics for discussion was around ensuring that businesses were ready for the changes to Health and Safety legislation on the (near) horizon next year. Thanks to Kensington Swan Lawyers, here is a summary of what businesses s… Read more

Supporting those in need this winter

"Can Do" - can you help us with our can food donation to the Salvation Army and those in need this winter? Our business partner New Zealand Credit Union are helping the Salvation Army by supporting our communities who are struggling to put food on the table this winter. Superior Personnel is getting… Read more