Countdown introduces policy support for transgender staff

  • News
  • May 8, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Countdown introduces policy support for transgender staff

Countdown has recognised the rights of its transgender staff in a new transgender transitioning policy which aims to support them. The policy makes Countdown’s commitment to providing an inclusive environment clear, and offers practical assistance to team members who are transitioning genders.

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Should youth wages return?

  • Letter to the Editor
  • February 1, 2017
  • Peter Owen
Should youth wages return?

Paying young people adult wages doesn’t make sense, says Peter Owen. Owen is the owner and general manager of Tasman country store Eyebright.

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Watch out: Employment law has quietly changed

  • News
  • July 29, 2016
  • Kearin Pollard
Watch out: Employment law has quietly changed

Recently, a Bay of Plenty kiwifruit contracting business was found to owe more than $226k to its workers. It incurred additional penalties for breaching employment law. With cases like this in mind, it is vital that businesses understand the importance of having a fully compliant employment agreement in place and that workers receive their minimum legal entitlements.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Amazon Arrival
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Red Awards 2016
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Auckland Unitary Plan
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All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
Rising stars
Retail's top young achievers.
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Retail in heartland New Zealand
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The changing face of retail
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The retail yearbook
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Retail rogues
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Here come the giants
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From retail to e-tail
Ecommerce has become part of the way mainstream ...
Loyalty in the digital age
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Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
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Good As Gold goes beyond ‘Employee of the month’

  • Design
  • July 15, 2016
  • Jenny Keown
Good As Gold goes beyond ‘Employee of the month’

Gold As Gold boutique has come up with a novel way to celebrate its staff - with a high-school-style ‘Class of 2016’ exhibition, where each person is immortalised in a quality portrait. The project was launched with a party and the images are now on display in the Wellington store.

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Comedy show Rostered On makes light of the dark side of retail

  • News
  • July 4, 2016
  • Will Bowman
Comedy show Rostered On makes light of the dark side of retail

What do your staff really get up to when you’re not on the shop floor? Rostered On, an Australian comedy show set in an electronics retail store, satirises the negative aspects of low-level retail jobs. We asked its creator how true to life it was intended to be.

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