Today MBIE launched its new Employment New Zealand website. This is the Government's leading source of information on employment in New Zealand to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities.
Westpac understands the challenges faced by many businesses, so they created the Westpac Business Growth Grant program to help established businesses get to the next level.
A recent case about a sleepover comes as a timely reminder that employees who sleepover for work must be paid at least minimum wage for each sleepover hour.
On the continuing topic of motels being approached by Work and Income for emergency housing, a very valid concern has been raised by a few members on their right to refuse guests.
For over 10 years the industry have been compliant with the outdoor smoking area guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and now are being hit hard with fines with a new interpretation of "what is an outdoor smoking area".
The topic of housing Work and Income (WINZ) clients in motel rooms was discussed by Paula Bennett the Social Housing Minister, in a Parliamentary committee meeting this week. This suggestion was initially made a couple of weeks ago and once again Rachael Shadbolt was approached to discuss the issue.
Tracy Scott talks to Hospitality Business about how bars see themselves as very much part of the solution to the age old issue of alcohol related harm and safer streets.
If you are an accommodation provider then you may be all too familiar with rowdy guests partying it up in their rooms. A recent case raised the question of whether an accommodation provider could be liable for drunken room parties under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Rachael Shadbolt talks to Hotel Magazine about the general vibe from the accommodation sector.
Do you understand what it means if an employer uses a pre-employment trial to assess the suitability of a prospective employee? Our in-house lawyer Channy Mao explains.
Hospitality New Zealand applauds the Budget 2016 announcement which will provide $14.4 million over four years for more apprenticeship training.
Millennials are a huge market in the hospitality and accommodation industries and as a business owner you don't want to miss out on the first generation of tech savvy users that grew up with the internet, using smartphones and tablets as an everyday part of life.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have provided some useful information around electric vehicles.
Some changes are coming to our 2016 Awards for Excellence programme!
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced the Government has agreed to a new payments system for venues hosting pokie machines in bars and pubs.
Rachael Shadbolt talks to Hospitality Business about AccommodationNZ getting down to business and working working through the issues affecting the commercial accommodation sector.
For over 20 years Annette has helped businesses recruit the right people and has worked with companies of all sizes throughout New Zealand. Now working as a senior HR consultant for QJumpers Annette explains what a Skills Match Report means to employers and how Hospo Recruit can help.
Rachael Shadbolt talks to Accom Management Guide about the lack of time for general maintenance or reinvestment in accommodation businesses when they are running at high occupancy.
‘Bars are not the problem and could very well be part of the solution’ says Tracy Scott, GM Operations and Advocacy for Hospitality New Zealand, in response to recent media coverage about the number of violent incidents in the Auckland CBD and that bars, closing hours and irresponsible alcohol management were largely to blame.
Branch members are invited to attend the 2016 Palmerston North Branch AGM held at The Cobb, 528 Main Street on Wednesday 6 July, starting at 11am. Look forward to seeing you there!
The Hospitality NZ Southland Branch AGM for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 12 July.
Wellington Branch AGM 2016 - Monday 18 July 2016 at 5.30pm. Hospitality New Zealand CEO Vicki Lee will be our guest speaker.
This workshop focuses on training the team that are in charge of the in house development of your staff by giving them some tools and techniques to ensure that the training they are undertaking is both effective and measurable.
This three hour seminar is for Managers and Supervisors that are looking for effective ways to manage and motivate their staff.
The Marlborough Branch AGM is to be held on Wednesday 20 July at the Watery Mouth Cafe in Blenheim.