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…

What does HR want to see from WorkSafe?

The Association of People Professionals recently conducted a survey with HR Professionals across New Zealand to explore what HR professionals wanted to see from WorkSafe. The survey followed on from the APPNZ People Downloads in Tauranga and the Hawkes Bay where Health and Safety was discussed. 118 people responded to the survey and the results…

Medical Council: HR isn’t the big, bad wolf!

One of the issues the Association has heard again and again from HR professionals is how hard it is to deal with medical certificates that just say ‘X must be off work for two weeks’. The reason these vague certificates are in issue for many HR people is that they don’t give enough information to know…

Growing H&S: HR Download Hawkes Bay

The questions were posed; the wine opened and the snacks out and so began the first APPNZ HR download for the Hawke’s Bay.  We were lucky enough to attract a core group of HR professionals who closely interact with Health & Safety for their organisations – so the discussion began. We focused on: How should…

Payroll and HR: Where is the love?

There has been much debate in the payroll world whether payroll should be in finance or HR. At APP we think there is one answer. If Payroll are just about numbers then they should sit in finance, but if they are actually about people and they should set a nature. All our payroll advisory panel…

Performance Reviews 2.0

At the Auckland HR Download at the end of last year we discussed blowing up performance reviews. It was a heated discussion about why reviews weren’t working, but also a number of issues and ideas were discussed including: Are we doing it wrong by asking managers to set goals for employees? What about if we…

Wellington HR Download Summary

WELLINGTON HR DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Instalment One – To engage or not engage? We held our very first HR Download in Wellington on 23 September. Downloads are the opportunity to meet with like-minded colleagues over a drink and some nibbles and discuss current hot topics.  We started with HR topics in 2015, and will expand to include L&D, OD, talent…

An interview with Sarah Mannion

To ensure the Association 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 Panels exists…