New Zealand Management

Articles from February

As I See It
David Hine Sales and marketing manager Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand How would you describe the New Zealand identity? I love the great Kiwi roll-your-sleeves-up, Cycan-doCO attitude and I think we benefit from a high level of...
Consultation : Credit Crunches and Good Faith
Byline: Kevin Gaunt My timing might be a bit slow and you might think this question a bit late but can you explain in simple terms what has happened to cause the C[pounds sterling]credit crunchC[yen] and what is likely to happen in the future? ...
COVER STORY: The 2009 Corporate Governance Agenda; A New Year and a New Government. Mark Peart Talks to Minister of Commerce Simon Power to Get His Views on the Corporate Governance Agenda for 2009 and Then Canvasses Others for Their Agenda Items
Byline: Mark Peart New Commerce Minister Simon Power has several priorities for advancing corporate governance in New Zealand in 2009, centred on reforms he believes will increase New Zealand businessCO opportunities to access capital. A major...
Economics : Happy New Year?
Byline: Bob Edlin HereCOs wishing you a prosperous new year. But letCOs get real and accompany that greeting with a sobering observation: bothersome portents just before Christmas were much grimmer than those at the start of 2006, the most recent...
EDITOR'S LETTER: New Year New Opportunities
Byline: Ellen Read Happy New Year. That greeting might be a little later than some you have received but we donCOt publish in January as, like most of the country, we too need a holiday. But weCOre back into it now and itCOs going to be a good year....
Employment Law : New Year,COs Resolutions and 90-Day Trial Periods
Byline: Greg Cain At this time of year, many employees decide, having had a few days of sun and sand and reflection on life, to adopt a New YearCOs resolution Co to look for a new job. And until recently, there has been every incentive to do so;...
Intouch : Balance Rates Higher Than A!Security
Wall Street may be in meltdown and thousands of City of London workers may have lost their jobs, but New ZealandCOs finance and accounting professionals are still more worried about work-life balance than they are about job security. A survey from...
Intouch : Biking Is the A!business
February is Bike Wise Month and will see more than 10,000 people take part in 28 days of two-wheeled competitions and celebrations around New Zealand. There are many business benefits to biking Co staff morale, company loyalty and a happier healthier...
Intouch : Credit Crisis Hits Back Pockets
Private sector salary increases will be significantly lower this year than last, according to a website poll conducted by private sector remuneration consultants Higbee SchEnffler. After five years of annual salary increases typically in the range...
Intouch : Employers Should Embrace the Ageing Workforce
The ageing workforce could be a blessing for many employers, says the author of a report into further learning. Professor Brian Findsen, the director of Waikato UniversityCOs Pathways College, has just published research into adult education, which...
Intouch : ETS Submission Guidelines
Submissions on the review of the emissions trading scheme close on February 13. The clerkCOs office advises that all submissions should address the issues raised in the terms of reference only. They are: Co Identify the central/benchmark projections...
Intouch : Global Leader Makes Flying Visit
As the world reels from a global economic crisis resulting from questionable businesses decisions and structures, at least one international company is going from strength to strength Co based on strong ethics and a C[pounds sterling]family firstC[yen]...
Intouch : New Zealand,COs Most Travelled Executive Found
Regus, the largest global player in the serviced office market, is delighted to announce that Mike Wemyss from Focus on Business in Auckland has been named the Regus Most Travelled Executive. Travelling a total of 38,742 kilometres for the 12 months...
Just Good Business : Banker Counts Its Carbon; Westpac New Zealand Is the First Bank Globally to Gain CEMARS ,Co Accredited Proof It Is Reducing Its Carbon Footprint. What Are the Benefits and Costs of Taking a Voluntary Lead on the Climate Change Front?
Byline: Vicki Jayne In what is a world first for the banking sector, Westpac NZ recently announced it had achieved a milestone in sustainability by gaining certification with CEMARS Co the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme. ItCOs...
Just Good Business : CSR Reporting Where to Start?
Byline: Ellen Read There are numerous international benchmarking organisations providing templates and context for sustainability/triple bottom line/CSR reporting Co one of the best regarded is the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The Amsterdam-based...
Just Good Business : Faster Broadband Will Deliver Triple-Whammy Benefits
Byline: Peter Neilson If youCOve been wondering about the impact of providing significantly faster broadband to homes and businesses, the first results are in. Entertainment providers will win. However, the sleeping giant is in faster broadbandCOs...
LEAD STORY: Recession Island - Rules of Engagement; Tim Watkin Outlines the Challenges Managers Face as the Country Navigates the Recession and Offers Advice from Experts on How to Survive and Take Advantage of Potential Opportunities
Byline: Tim Watkin Thousands of New Zealand managers have found themselves stranded in the most brutal trading environment for decades. For many, itCOs a battle for survival in uncharted territory. The economic climate could hardly be worse. Treasury...
Michael Hill : Brand Champion - Covering the Basics
Byline: Ellen Read ItCOs no secret that Michael Hill has lived and worked through tough times before. What is different about the current economic meltdown, he says, is that people have C[pounds sterling]bought into itC[yen] more and are letting...
NZIM : Managing the Tough Times
Byline: David Chapman NZIM had a good year in 2008, notwithstanding the yearCOs economic turbulence. It was a year of solid achievement with a good, across-the-board take-up of management programmes and courses in all three NZIM regions Co Northern,...
Politics : Groupthink in the Public Service
Byline: Colin James Where is the Government? Scattered through dozens of ministries and departments and myriad other agencies, each with a separate brief. Small wonder it canCOt get its act together. Well, self-help is on the way in the form of...
PROFILE: From Plywood to the Reserve Bank; as a Manager, Director and Chairman, Liz Coutts Has Already Played a Major Role in the Fortunes of Numerous New Zealand Companies, Organisations and Government Agencies That Are or Were Household Names. Yet, She Tells Brent Leslie, There Is So Much Still to Do
Byline: Brent Leslie Listening to Liz Coutts being introduced as a speaker at a business function can be a humbling experience. It takes so long, the mind can begin to wander. For a woman not yet 50, it has been quite a ride already through the...
Sustainability and Boards : Practical Sustainability and the Boardroom; Where Should Boards Start If They Want to Go Green?
Byline: Iain McCormick It seems more corporate boards are going green Co according to Joann Lublin of the Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2008). Despite the credit crunch a growing number of boards are concerned about climate change and depleting...
SUSTAINABILITY AND BOARDS: Practical Sustainability and the Boardroom; Where Should Boards Start If They Want to Go Green? by Iain McCormick
Byline: Iain McCormick It seems more corporate boards are going green Co according to Joann Lublin of the Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2008). Despite the credit crunch a growing number of boards are concerned about climate change and depleting...
The Director : The 2009 Corporate Governance Agenda; A New Year and a New Government. Mark Peart Talks to Minister of Commerce Simon Power to Get His Views on the Corporate Governance Agenda for 2009 and Then Canvasses Others for Their Agenda Items
Byline: Mark Peart New Commerce Minister Simon Power has several priorities for advancing corporate governance in New Zealand in 2009, centred on reforms he believes will increase New Zealand businessCO opportunities to access capital. A major...
The On-Again Emissions Reduction Scheme - Review Time; Submissions Are Due on the Emissions Reduction Scheme Review
Byline: Adelia Hallett New ZealandCOs on-again off-again emissions reduction scheme appears to be on again. Submissions on a review of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) close on February 13, with major issues likely to be: Co The way in which...
Why Be A Judge?
Stephen Tindall C[pounds sterling]I truly believe by recognising World Class New Zealanders with these awards they feel a great sense of engagement with New Zealand. Many of them have already proved they are very willing to help New Zealand and...
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