Shin(e)-News

May 2011

Shine People Consulting

Welcome to the new look Shin(e)-news

If you're reading this then the technology works!  The last few months have been a learning phase for me as I got to grips with developing & launching the Shine People website.  Check it out and let me know what you think; I'd welcome your feedback.  The upshot is that I can now talk CMS, widgets, & metadata with the best of them.. well, maybe not the best, that's work in progress!.

In this edition of Shin(e)-news we look at:

360° feedback, the good, the bad and the ugly..

Paint this picture.  Annual review period is around the corner.  Discussions flow at senior management level about the current process; it’s ability to draw meaningful information against which to rate an employee’s performance; how to get round the subjective assessment that can occur between line manager and employee.  The light bulb goes on.  Let’s introduce 360° feedback into the process.  Problem solved.  Or is it?  Organisations that do a poor job of introducing and implementing 360° feedback run the risk of unearthing a can of worms that can leave  employees feeling aggrieved, especially when it affects compensation decisions.  The outcome is disengaged employees who may ultimately vote with their feet...  read more …


Social Media & Employment...

As social media activity continues to develop employers are increasingly struggling with the impact on the workplace.  Recent NZ employment case law seems to offer clarity around this area,  and, importantly,   good news for employers.... read more ...

Kiwis prefer flexible working...

We’ve all seen in recent times how the differing needs, motivators and workplace expectations of today's inter-generational workforce have been a catalyst for workplace change, including flexible working.  A recent poll reveals that Kiwis rate flexibility over other non-monetary benefits.  With the job market picking up, employers once again need to rethink their employment offering.  read more…


Working with computers?  Did you know that…

ACC and the Department of Labour have produced  an updated publication Guidelines for using computers – preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury.  The guidelines provide important information on how to provide a safe and healthy computer work environment. read more...


Interesting reads…

Some other interesting stuff  we came across

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