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Latest Entries

Concern Over Ability To Pay Staff – Practical Advice

Wed March 3rd 2021

We have been fielding calls from clients who are becoming concerned over their ability to pay wages, despite Government subsidies.

Xmas Closedown and Payment During Closedown

Mon Nov. 23rd 2020

Are you aware of recent Employment Court ruling about how you pay people during your closedown period?

Regional Business Partnership Network

Thu Aug. 27th 2020

As we’re now an approved registered service provider you may be able to access funding for us to work together on any HR matter you may have.

Covid-19 – Urgent – Wage Subsidies Expiring

Thu Aug. 27th 2020

Find out if you meet the criteria for the Wage Subsidy Extension or the Resurgence Wage Subsidy. Time is running out if you still need to apply.

New Lockdown! Are you having to consider changes to terms and conditions of staff?

Thu Aug. 13th 2020

If you need to make changes this must be done in consultation. You must set out what you are proposing and the reasons why.

Redundancy – Notice Periods And Outstanding Leave Entitlement - Practical Advice

Tue May 26th 2020

Many clients are unaware that because the subsidy is for “wages”, it can also be used for paying notice and outstanding holiday pay.

COVID-19 – Making Necessary Changes - Practical Advice

Mon April 20th 2020

COVID-19: The most common questions we are currently receiving and our general responses.


Wed March 11th 2020

Like many other employers, you are probably wondering what your obligations are during adverse events, particularly at the moment with Coronavirus, and thinking of all the “what if's”.

Performance Management

Mon Nov. 4th 2019

Do you shy away from managing performance?

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

Mon Nov. 4th 2019

Is a Performance Improvement Plan necessary before taking disciplinary action for poor performance?

Thru a referral Thelma has been my “go to” specialist over a range of HR projects including employment agreements, developing a staff handbook and restructuring my business. I have always found Thelma to be pragmatic in developing effective solutions that has suited both the needs of the business and those of our employees.
Director, SME, Auckland
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