Does your HR or payroll team have a blueprint?

APPNZ recently ran a workshop on payroll and HR systems and implementation. Brian De Gregory was one of the presenters. Brian’s background has been in global HR and payroll and he’s recently worked on 12 installations of different HR and payroll systems. One of the things Brian has found is that many payroll and HR teams…

Social Media for HR

Our third panelist on our HR technology session was Kylie Telford. Kylie is Recruitment and Employee Brand Lead at NZME. Kylie has written about Social Media for HR on her own blog. Here is how she sees Social Media as an HR tool.   The areas I see social media best benefiting and working with…

What should be in your HR Tech stack?

Our second presenter in our HR technology session last month was Richard Westney. Richard is a member of the APPNZ HR Advisory Panel and is an independent HR Consultant with over 25 years experience in HR roles across a range of sectors and organisation types. Richard blogs about all things HR, mentors young HR practitioners,…

Innovative HR: what technology trends are driving it?

In July APPNZ ran an online panel discussion about HR technology. Our first presenter was Tim Scott, from the UK. Tim wasn’t able to join us on the night however Angela Atkins, from the APPNZ Learning Advisory Panel had seen him present at the HR Advisors Conference in London and so talked through Tim’s key…

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…