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How to write a job ad

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by editor

With such a large number of varied job ads online and in print, if you want to attract the best people you have to make your ad stand out. It is also very important to properly convey your workplace culture in the ad, so that you do not have to waste time interviewing inappropriate candidates. Great job ads are appealing but also honest. If you oversell the job, your new employee will quickly become disappointed. If you undersell, you may reduce the scope or quality of applicants applying. You should make sure that you write your ad in a way […]

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The importance of logos

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by editor

A logo is an image that can be associated with your company, helping establish your identity and giving the public another way to remember you. A visual image makes your company more memorable because people learn things and remember things in many different ways — some people are more verbal, some more visual. People use more of their brains when they associate you with both words and images, meaning you make more of a mental impact. Some logo pointers: A good logo conveys something about your company and gives people a feeling about the kind of company you are. An […]

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Keeping in touch with old staff members

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 by editor

Many employers will simply lose touch with an old employee once they have left the workplace. While individual staff members may stay in touch via social media sites, especially LinkedIn, it is communication from the business itself that will often be left wanting. By sending out alumni newsletters, holding annual events that ex-employees are invited to or just dropping the occasional email you can go a long way in maintaining relationship that may prove valuable down the track. Ex-employees with whom your firm is still on active and amicable terms are valuable assets. They make up a unique network who […]

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Changing the way you interview job candidates

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 by editor

Changing the way you interview job candidates The entire recruitment and interviewing process is currently undergoing a lot of changes. Social networking sites such as LinkedIn are becoming an increasingly mainstream way to identify job candidates, and the entire workforce is becoming more fluid. There have also been a lot of exciting new ideas about how best to conduct interviews, many of which might be able to give you a much better idea of how a candidate will perform in the role. Multiple interviewers: It can be a great idea to invite other staff members to sit in on interviews, […]

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Changes to first home owner grants

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 by editor

There have been a several changes to the KiwiSaver first home owner grants and the conditions associated with withdrawing your KiwiSaver funds. Grants awarded under the KiwiSaver first home deposit subsidy will be doubled for newly built homes. This means that if you are planning to buy a new home and have been in KiwiSaver for three years you are eligible for a $6000 grant. If you have been in the scheme for four, years you could receive $8000 and $10000 if you have been with KiwiSaver for five years. The grants available for people purchasing older homes remain unchanged. […]

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Nationals signal potential tax cut

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 by editor

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced potential tax cuts that would start in 2017. The tax cuts would target towards low and middle income families. Key did not reveal any further specifics of the plan other than saying that his government if re-elected, would first ensure that the surplus was growing at the predicted rate and that debt repayments were in order. Assuming that economic conditions remain favourable, Key estimated that there would be about $1 billion dollars available for tax cuts. It was indicated that as the average New Zealand wage has risen closer towards the highest […]

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KiwiSaver considerations for women

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 by editor

The KiwiSaver retirement savings scheme will most likely serve the interests of men better than women in the long run. The main reason for this is that KiwiSaver contributions are based on income, and women not only statistically earn less than their male counterparts, but are also far more likely to take a break from the workforce to raise children. On top of this women also have longer life expectancies than men, and will therefore have to make their savings stretch further. Women who are taking a break from work should consider meeting the $20 a week minimum repayment that […]

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New conditions for overseas student loan repayments

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 by editor

In April, Inland Revenue announced some changes to student loan repayments for New Zealand residents who are overseas. Student loan holders may still apply for a repayment holiday for the first 365 days that they are overseas. However, there is a new system for minimum repayments. The minimum repayments will be set according to the size of your loan and will remain at the same level until the loan is repaid, or you have returned to New Zealand. This means that your minimum repayments will no longer decrease in line with your loan balance. Your minimum repayments may, however, be […]

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Business tax bill is now law

Posted on April 12, 2017 by BDS Hughes

The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of information, and Remedial Matters) Act 2017 received Royal assent on 21 February 2017. The new legislation focuses on changes to business taxation to make tax simpler. From 1 April 2017, the threshold for self-correction of errors under section 113A of the Tax Administration Act 1994 has increased from $500 to $1000; the use-of-money interest will be reduced or removed for the vast majority of business taxpayers; and most RWT exemption certificates can now be issued for more than one year. For the 2017-18 and later income years: The 63-day rule for employee remuneration has […]

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