HR in May: Criminal charges and CEO pay

This month the Supreme Court ruled that if an employee is charged with a crime while working for your company, you do have a right to know about it. ASG was a Security Guard working for the University of Otago’s security team. He pleaded guilty to one charge of wilful damage and another of assault…

How to really use the 70:20:10

Has the 70:20:10 model been completely misunderstood? Do you know the real secret to how you can use it effectively? These questions were posed to attendees at the APPNZ HR strategy workshop run in March. Shaun Sheldrake, Director of Growability has a strong background in learning and development. He thinks that the 70:20:10 model is…

Co-creating HR: is this the future?

The last radical shift in the HR world was the Ulrich model – 18 years ago. How should HR teams work in 2017? Kellie O’Sullivan, GM People and Performance at Ministry of Justice presented at the APPNZ HR Strategy workshop in March. Kellie first took everyone attending on a tour through where HR has come…

L&D Technology: what’s happening out there?

The second L&D Meet Up happened in Auckland this week to discuss and share what L&D technology is out there, what works and what you need to consider. Here’s a summary of a very interesting discussion! We talked about the fact that sometimes technology speeds up what you do, but sometimes you might find the…

The Challenges of L&D

The Learning chapter of APPNZ held it’s first People Download last week to discuss what challenges are happening in the world of L&D, what would make NZ competitive from an L&D space and what would help the profession in New Zealand. We also looked at the proposed Learning Professional Development programme. There were some heated…

Talking L&D with Gregor Kempt

Gregor Kempt is Head of Learning for Xero and on the Learning Advisory Panel for the Association of People Professionals. In the recent People Planet, Gregor was interviewed about L&D! Gregor has worked in a number of learning roles over the last 20 years including as a programme manager, instructional designer, learning and organisational development…

HR’s Top Challenges for 2017

The first APPNZ HR download for 2017 discussed what challenges HR people were facing. Here’s the list of what came out of those attending or those who posted in the MeetUp group: Moving buildings. Even when the move isn’t too far, this can cause a lot of discomfort with employees. We discussed there were things…

HR, L&D and OD – who does what?

Late last year the Association of People Professionals ran some think tanks to develop standards and definition around Learning & Development (L&D) roles. OD was also included in the mix as both L&D and HR people are now moving into OD roles. With a room full of L&D and OD experts, we thought we would…

Fixing the Holidays Act

With the recent revelations that tens of thousands of kiwi’s have been paid their holidays incorrectly, what’s gone wrong? The Association of People Professionals Payroll Advisory Panel have 100+ years payroll experience between them and say that the problem is that the Holidays Act is actually unworkable in some areas. It doesn’t take into account…

Talking HR with Meredith Blackler

To make sure that APP is closely aligned with its key stakeholders and industry, it has separate Advisory Panels for each discipline. Panel members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have all generously donated their time as volunteers to help build and create APP to lead and promote the people professions. The Industry…

Culture stories from around the world

Our Auckland People Download for August is exploring what companies are doing well with building culture, what’s holding them back and what would work in New Zealand from culture stories around the world. We will write a blog from the discussions in the People Download, but in preparing for the Download, found some interesting case…