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  • After years of recognising the country’s best payroll officers, Comacc – the payroll people has decided to expand its awards to encompass a wider group of ‘people’ professionals. Managing Director Steve Nathan believes payroll and human resource staff have the toughest jobs at times and can have a huge impact on the quality of the workplace. “Some roles didn’t exist in the past, such as Health and Safety officers, but they are critical to the well being of staff.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • One day this year Peter Nathan retired. The next day, he started another business.“I just love the business of doing business. I had withdrawal symptoms,” says the founder of Comacc payroll systems.He sold his interests in Comacc to his son, Steve, who continues to be managing director, and now consults as Nathan Business Partners.He rents an office next door to Comacc in Penrose and shares its computer system.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • Cutting corners in the rush to finish orders for Christmas could result in injury — so take it easy, says Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) service manager in Auckland, John Forrest.“Christmas is a difficult period for us — there is a huge increase in injuries as safety goes out the window. People [in business] cut corners, working harder to get things done because of the Christmas rush. “We say keep the focus on doing the job properly and safely. It won’t help to rush if it gets you hurt or killed.”
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • Global market research company TNS has launched Incubator to help businesses develop new concepts, products, product improvements, product extensions and packaging revamps. Based in Penrose, manager Lena Gooderidge says Incubator offers innovative customer solutions from inception to completion, from a quick sensory evaluation with customers to consulting and research regarding all facets of product and service development. She’s worked in research for eight years in New Zealand and the UK and says online research has played a major role in the work Incubator does.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • A new multi-million-dollar Product Development Centre celebrates its official opening in Hamilton this month.It is also launching a $20,000 product development scholarship.The Product Development Centre Scholarship will be awarded to the invention deemed to have the most commercial potential. And several Centre partners are providing their services to help ensure the winning product idea or prototype becomes a marketable product within one year, says Centre managing director, Jeff Sharp.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has opened a Maintenance and Reliability Centre, offering short courses to train staff to repair and diagnose machine faults, as well as ensure the overall reliability of machinery. When trained staff are available to find faults and fix them, the downtime for machinery or a production line is reduced, which increases overall productivity, says Institute business manager, Sarah Santry.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • Eight Manukau-based companies have qualified as ‘Partners in Health and Safety with Manukau City Council’. The work safety scheme was initiated by the council last May to promote health and safety at physical works contract sites.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:35
  • After just 10 weeks into the implementation of a SYSPRO system fire safety Phillips and Smith is already experiencing substantial benefits.SYSPRO has the challenge of replacing outdated data systems with modern fully integrated systems—strong across sales and distribution as well as manufacturing.How does SYSPRO work? Sales people can access ready made reports for improved customer service; information is made faster and easier with daily information updates and the easy to use functionally rich Report Writer.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:35
  • Symantec study shows discrepancy between disaster preparedness, perception and reality in small and mid-sized enterprises. Despite confidence in client loyalty, SMEs without effective disaster preparedness plans lose customers.
    Article - 2009-10-02 15:16
  • Balancing the human resources requirements of 152 restaurants across the country is now a whole lot easier for McDonald’s Restaurants New Zealand thanks to the recent adoption of Promapp – a unique online process management solution. The Auckland-based human resources team of McDonald’s deals with the daily people needs of the organisation and its 9,000 employees nationwide. This includes providing HR support and guidance to individual franchisees and restaurant managers for a range of employment focused procedures and protocols.
    Article - 2010-10-31 23:03