Fraud – A Licence to Print Money?
Sep14

Fraud – A Licence to Print Money?

Martz Witty Head of the Martz Group. www.martz.co.nz There’s been quite a bit of reporting lately that the Police are unable to investigate all the fraud cases being referred to them. Often this is down to inadequate resources and the huge number of thefts from employees. There is an easier way. Instead of worrying about prosecuting a fraudulent employee, why not put in place some procedures, protocols and protection to minimise, or...

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Making PR Work for You
Sep14

Making PR Work for You

Michele Hider Director of Priority Communications www.prioritycomms.co.nz When I was a journalist, my colleagues and I used to talk about public relations consultants as having gone to the dark side. PR was a place where people could dwell in the murky depths of defending the indefensible, or stuffing glitter into envelopes to make sure the recipients of their latest promo really noticed them. PR has been around since the beginning of...

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How to Pay Tax, Lose It and Then Have to Pay It Again
Sep14

How to Pay Tax, Lose It and Then Have to Pay It Again

Jamie Tulloch Managing director of e3 Businness Accountants Believe it or not, but this happens quite often. Probably the biggest and most common tax mistake made is losing imputation credits i.e. the benefit a shareholder gets from tax already paid by the company. What is imputation? It is a mechanism that a company can use to pass on credits for tax it has paid on its profits, to its shareholders when it pays them dividends. These...

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The Gender Pay Gap Blame Game
Sep14

The Gender Pay Gap Blame Game

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz Gender pay gap. Are you over it? I am all for equality, however, I struggle with this ongoing idea of blame. I recently had a 62-year-old male ask me for advice on securing a new executive-level role, as he was continuously being challenged about his age and he is nearing retirement. He would also add that he felt gender equality was...

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The Four Keys to Great Delegation
Sep14

The Four Keys to Great Delegation

Robyn Pearce Time management expert www.gettingagrip.com Even in small businesses, great delegation is a vital skill for any business person who wants to expand or increase turnover. However, the problem is, very few have formal training in it. One of the hardest things to learn when you first become responsible for other staff, is to get out of the way and let your staff get on with the job. Good delegators give their subordinates as...

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Home Based Offices – Are They Good for Business?
Sep14

Home Based Offices – Are They Good for Business?

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz The idea of working from home appears idyllic for some people. No wasted time and energy commuting to work, no parking costs or challenges, space to yourself and the ability to design your workspace just as you want. Aside from avoiding your daily commute, the ability to be at home for children after school, and so on, the everyday reality of working at home on your own can...

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