April 3, 2020

On 1 April 2020, the adult (employees 16 years and over) minimum wage rate increases by $1.20 from $17.70 to $18.90 per hour.  With the starting-out and training minimum wage rates increasing 96 cents from $14.16 to $15.12 per hour.

The minimum wage increase is occurrin...

April 2, 2020

If your business is in total lock-down, I would use some of this time to work on the future good of your business.  Maybe, you have struggled to 'work on' your business and now you can.  Ideas are:​

  • Strategic planning

  • Marketing planning

  • Scoping & deve...

Video from Lisa & Kelly, pre lock-down on what to do to get your business through Covid-19.

NOTE: This video was recorded before Alert 4 lock-down, however, this video is still relevant. 

Right now everyone is being affected by the Coronavirus and in particular businesse...

March 29, 2020

As per our previous FAQ blog we said that things were changing daily and we would let you know if anything changes with the Wages subsidy.  Yes, here we are again with further changes.  The below outlines the changes, as per the Work and Income website, if you app...

March 26, 2020

Amendment - only applicable to those that applied for the subsidy prior to Friday, 27th March 2020.  New blog coming for after that date.

We have had so many interesting HR questions or wage subsidy questions, as you can imagine, over the last couple of days.  The gover...

March 22, 2020

The below outlines what help is available to businesses that are affected by Coronavirus.  If your business is affected, contact us and we can help you devise a plan to help minimise the effect.

  • The wage subsidy scheme will see the Government pay employers up t...

February 18, 2020

Announcing the winner of our 2020 Rise Scholarship - Roxanne Phipps!

When we met with Roxanne we were really impressed by her drive and determination, running three businesses (Marlborough Wedding & Events, RB Catering and Haven Café) all whilst juggling raising a...

January 26, 2020

Due to demand, in 2019 we developed our ‘Savvy Social Media Marketing’ workshop and ran our first workshop as a one-on-one at the end of 2019, with great success!  We are running our first open workshop on the 14th May 2020 from 9am to 3pm (if this date is too far away...

December 5, 2019

We have had a great 2019 training year - check out the stats below!  Not only are our workshops booking out, but we are having to create new dates for existing workshops and also create new workshops that our customers are demanding.  We have two new workshops coming n...

October 17, 2019

Earlier this year, Mikaila Thompson, won our Rise Scholarship, which gave her $2,300 worth of training throughout the year!  Mikaila has certainly had a busy year and is now coming to the end of her scholarship.  With this end in mind, we will be opening nominations fo...

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