Why Diversity?

"Evidence shows that diversity, especially gender balance, at all levels of an organisation, means better decision making and organisational performance. Whether you’re a small to medium enterprise or a larger employer, having a diverse workforce will create diversity of thought which, in turn, leads to improved innovation and a better understanding of your customer’s needs."

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Diversity of Thought

Organisations have never been better placed to leverage the diversity of thought and innovation of their workers to create sustainable business solutions. But are they making the most of this diversity to encourage new thinking, asks Carol Brown. 

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Going beyond flexibility to Workforce as a Service

The dynamics of the workforce globally have changed, driven largely by skills shortages, global mobility, smart technology, lifestyle choices and other megatrends impacting the way work is delivered. 

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Salesforce CEO Takes Radical Step To Pay Men And Women Equally

Equal pay for equal work isn’t typically a mantra you hear from the chief executive of a multibillion-dollar company. Yet Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking the radical step of reviewing employee salaries to ensure men and women are paid fairly.

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Think that the “soft stuff” doesn’t matter in business?..........Think again!

This recently released 2015 Deloitte Millenial Survey highlights the importance of businesses focussing on people and purpose as much as product and profit.

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Women on corporate boards, more likely to seek advice.

Researchers examined around 500 mergers and acquisitions and found that, when faced with a takeover bid, companies with corporate boards comprised of a higher proportion of women were more likely to seek outside advice from top-ranked financial advisors.

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Staff turnover rates stable in NZ, report shows.

According to the 2014 New Zealand Staff Turnover Survey, conducted by Lawson Williams Consulting Group and the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, staff turnover has remained relatively stable throughout the year.

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Fashion Chain Targets Worker's Tea Breaks

High street fashion chain Cotton On has become the first company to attempt to invoke the Government's 'tea break' law, First Union claims.

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Female Company President Apologises to Mothers

PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child of my own.”

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Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardroom

"Germany on Friday became the latest and most significant country so far to commit to improving the representation of women on corporate boards, passing a law that requires some of Europe’s biggest companies to give 30 percent of supervisory seats to women beginning next year."

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