Holidays and Leave Entitlements

Select a session below to book today for $437 incl GST.

Many New Zealand employers are confused about how to calculate holiday and leave entitlements resulting in underpaying in excess of 700,000 employees.

Avoid repayments and penalties for payroll blunders by paying your employees correctly every time they take paid leave.

Course Overview

If you manage staff leave entitlements or oversee the payroll in your organisation, this is your guide to the Holidays Act 2003.

Co-presented by an Employment Lawyer and Payroll Specialist, this practical course provides a comprehensive overview of holidays and leave entitlements.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to comply with Holidays Act 2003 to be a best practice employer.

Find out how to manage entitlements, including annual and public holidays, sick leave, family violence leave, bereavement leave, and alternative holidays.

Our Employment Lawyer will discuss how to manage staff requests for leave. Explore ways to budget for annual holidays to reduce leave liability.

Our Payroll Specialist will show you how to correctly calculate annual holidays and public holidays. Avoid payroll blunders with 5 tips for managing common payroll issues.

Participants will have questions answered, and will find out: When will staff be entitled to the new public holiday for Matariki? What is ‘otherwise a working day’ for public holidays? When can you “Pay as you go”?

This course will guide you on best practice, with case law updates on how to calculate annual holidays when staff receive commission, or public holidays when their pay varies.

We will consider the Taskforce Recommendations, so you can prepare for the upcoming overhaul of the Holidays Act.

What To Expect

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with questions and answers and case scenarios.

Join Employment Lawyer Julia Shallcrass and Payroll Specialist Kerryn Douglas on this live and virtual half day course. Concepts and case law will be introduced and explained, then applied through scenarios and discussions, so you can confidently manage staff requests and comply with holidays legislation.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook with activities and guidance on holidays legislation. Attendees can ask questions in our Q&A and connect with other attendees in group activities.

 


Hiring and Recruitment

Do you want to hire the right candidate for your organisation?

Finding and hiring the right people is important as we compete for the best and brightest workers.

This one-day course is an introduction into the topics of recruitment, selection, and hiring of staff.

We will explore how to ask the right questions, practise interview techniques, and discover the most reliable ways to select the right staff for your organisation. Become aware of unconscious biases in your hiring decisions and avoid discrimination claims.

This course focuses on meeting the practical and legal requirements of recruitment and selection processes.


Health Information Privacy

Find out how to manage clients’ health information. In this course, we will focus on the Health Information Privacy Code, and how this relates to your patient information.

This half day course provides an effective overview of issues relating to health information. Find out how to improve the collection, use, storage and transmission of your clients’ health information.


Essential Human Resources

If you have HR responsibilities, this is your essential guide to lawfully managing people.

This practical course sets out the key components of Human Resources within employment law in New Zealand. Become more confident in dealing with common staffing issues.

Find out how to effectively recruit and select staff. Discover how to on-board staff for greater retention. Learn techniques that will help you deal with non-performance. Pay staff fairly and equitably.

This course covers the essential requirements of recruitment, induction, training, performance management, pay, and termination of employment.


Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

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Engage and motivate staff from different generations. Manage the challenges and reap the benefits of working with millennials through to mature workers.

This virtual half-day course sets out strategies to engage and motivate a multi-generational workforce and overcome the challenges of generational diversity.

Find out how you can manage opportunities and overcome the challenges of generational diversity – including exceptionally high levels of staff over 60 and the struggle to retain younger workers.

In this course, participants will recognise the need to retain and value our mature workforce and millennials, or else face a decreased labour supply and a skill shortage.

Course Overview

If you are facing challenges managing or motivating a multi-generational workforce, this course is your guide to effectively engage different generations at work.

In this course, participants will identify and compare key characteristics of the five different generations in the workplace.

Find out how to motivate, retain and value our mature workforce and millennials, or else face a decreased labour supply and a skill shortage.

Through discussion and case scenarios, course participants will explore how to manage the challenge of generational diversity in your workplace for better working relationships and productivity.

What To Expect

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with questions and answers and case scenarios.

Join Employment Lawyer and HR facilitator Julia Shallcrass on this live and virtual half day course. Concepts and theories will be introduced and explained, then applied through scenarios and discussions.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook with activities and guidance on engaging a multi-generational workforce. Attendees can ask questions in our Q&A and connect with other attendees in polls and group activities.


Effective Performance Reviews and Giving Feedback

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This virtual half-day course focuses on improving performance review processes and giving feedback that motivates staff for success.

Performance development is one of the most effective ways to improve productivity and a company’s profitability.

Yet many managers feel uncertain about conducting performance reviews and avoid giving constructive feedback for fear of getting it wrong.

Course Overview

This half-day virtual course provides a guide for HR and managers to create high-performing teams through effective feedback and performance reviews.

The course will focus on giving managers a performance development framework for frequent feedback and catch ups with staff.

Participants will learn how to give feedback for improvement and conduct performance reviews with ease. Consider checklists and templates that you can apply in your organisation.

Our employment lawyer will provide practical guidance on how to prepare for and conduct performance reviews, with reduced risk of any legal claims.

We will answer questions like: What should you discuss in regular catch ups with staff? How can you assess staff performance fairly by reducing manager biases?

Find out how to manage underperformance and motivate high performers by setting performance and learning goals.

Join our experienced employment law presenter Julia Shallcrass on this half day course that focuses on how to improve staff performance through continuous performance development and giving effective feedback.

Participants will receive a digital workbook, which includes checklists and performance review templates. Attendees can ask questions virtually and complete activities during the live seminar. This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss in small groups.


Effective HR Communication

Effective HR communication is an essential part of business and the role of HR, and is vital for success in business, as it affects organisational performance.

Effective internal communication is important for developing trust, and impacts greatly on employee engagement and productivity.

In this one day course, find out how to connect staff to strategy and values through effective communication. Discover how to build employee engagement through trust and two-way dialogue, including through social media.

Consider how roles, culture, and personality types influence communication preferences. Discover how to reduce the impact of unconscious biases in recruitment and promotions.

Learn how to connect with various HR stakeholders including management and governance so you can influence decision making.

Build an effective internal communications strategy for your organisation by writing a strategy based on a workplace issue.

Practise giving feedback on staff performance, and interviewing job candidates. Participants will receive a workbook to practise their communication skills.


Create Positive Culture and Manage Conflict

Do you want to create a positive culture and overcome conflict?

In this practical course, find out how to create a positive workplace culture. Improve performance and productivity by changing your workplace culture.

Discover how to identify conflict before it stifles performance, or escalates to bullying and harassment, which are major problems in New Zealand.

Develop skills and strategies so you can reduce negativity and staff turnover.


Advanced Human Resources

Productivity in the workplace is important for increased profit and success.

Find out how to improve workplace productivity through employee engagement and other factors in the workplace. This engaging course examines current issues affecting HR professionals in New Zealand. Discover how to manage flexible working arrangements, staff engagement, and diversity challenges.

This course is designed to improve staff performance, profit, and productivity. We will explore how to adapt modern workplace practices, such as employee wellbeing, flexible working, and the use of technology, to your business.

Find out how to develop good HR practice that aligns with the law and grow and retain your staff for organisational results. The course will promote questions, in-depth discussion, and an action plan.


Managing Mental Illness at Work

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This virtual half-day course will help you reduce the risk of mental health issues at work and support struggling staff.

This half-day course will be delivered online via Zoom. It is limited to 25 registrations to ensure you get the most out of this session.

Most employees will experience mental illness within their lifetime. Mental health concerns are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the workplace, with many employers unsure as to how to proceed if performance or productivity is affected.

Unmanaged mental illness is now the leading cause of productivity loss worldwide – and impacts on sick leave and absenteeism.

This course is essential if you want to effectively manage mental health issues at work, improve productivity, and meet your employer obligations to reduce the risk of breaching the law.

We will provide an overview of mental illness based on the latest scientific studies. We will focus on how to manage common and complex issues relating to mental illness at work.

Detect early warning signs of mental illness, including depression, anxiety and PTSD, so you can assist staff. Discover how to approach a colleague who you suspect may have a mental illness.

Discuss what to do if your staff member has a mental health crisis or is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Find out what you can manage yourself and when to call professionals.

Find out how to reduce the risk of mental illness and support struggling staff. Discover how to avoid discrimination, reasonably accommodate staff needs, and comply with health and safety laws.

What To Expect

Consider the impact of unwell staff at work, including on sick leave and mental incapacity. Find out how to manage poor performance when the staff member is mentally unwell.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook including activities and can ask questions virtually during the live seminar. We will explore case studies to show you how to deal with real issues. This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss in small groups.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.