Leader or follower? Lines set to blur
In order to be a leader, you have to have followers. But technological advances could see the distinction blur in future.
Open to the future of work
‘As the future of work sees a reduction in the traditional jobs we have come to know and love, we will see steady growth in the jobs that provide human experience and space will be the critical environment.’
Weaker than expected jobs data in 4Q raises rate cut prospects
Fewer people had jobs in the December quarter and wage inflation remained tepid, something that could increase the likelihood of a rate cut in New Zealand.
Bolger: NZ needs pay reforms to avoid ‘yellow vests’ populism
National wage bargaining arrangements that help deal with both high income inequality and low productivity are key to New Zealand avoiding the rise of populist politics seen in other parts of the world, says the chair of the Fair Pay Agreements Working Group Jim Bolger.
Govt to ‘take time to get it right’
The government’s tri-partite working group on a new system of Fair Pay Agreement national wage bargaining has agreed a broad framework, but employers are baulking at a proposal to require all workers in a sector or occupation to be represented by a union in FPA negotiations.
No room for individual contracts in Fair Pay Agreement proposals
Leaked reports suggest organisations won’t be able to employ staff on individual contracts except in a few, temporary circumstances under the proposed Fair Pay Agreements.
Activity in NZ service sector dips
Activity in New Zealand’s services sector dipped further in December, with the activity and sales sub-index reaching its lowest level since May 2014.
Labour market and business confidence both tick up
Employee confidence in the labour market rose strongly in December, reaching its highest level since early 2008. Business confidence also improved.