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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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Latest NZ employment issues

Posted by Ross Henderson, HR Contracting on April 7th, 2022.      0 comments

chess strategy-550NZ HR Specialist Ross Henderson provides an update on vaccination mandates and an employee dismissal case from the Employment Relations Authority.
 

Human barriers to technology adoption

Posted by Xero on March 21st, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero has published a report investigating the barriers to adopting new technology in small businesses. Their analysis found that early adopters enjoyed 120% higher revenue and 106% higher productivity than those who postpone the implementation of new technology.
 

Applications for first COVID Support Payment now open

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 28th, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the first COVID Support Payment have opened and can be made through myIR on the IRD website.
 

New Financial Support for Businesses affected by Omicron

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced new financial support for businesses affected by Omicron.
 

Five big things on business owners’ minds in 2022

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 8th, 2022.      0 comments

2022 100x100While this pandemic remains the largest issue business owners face, that doesn’t mean that leading issues pre-Covid have disappeared. The challenges we face are compound and varied, according to Kirk Hope.
 

Global Supply Chain Disruption

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 3rd, 2022.      0 comments

export copyThe chaos at ports, warehouses and retailers will probably persist through the year, and perhaps even longer according to this article in the New York Times.
 

Operating at traffic light setting Red

Posted by Vanessa Williams on January 26th, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAn outline of how Alliotts will operate with the change in COVID-19 alert levels.
 

Managing Your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 13th, 2021.      0 comments

sales up-477Many businesses are facing increased costs. This is not necessarily a new business challenge… but the COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant and unpredictable "price spikes". Let’s look at what business leaders should be thinking about in this environment?
 

SME cyber safety

Posted by Greg Millar on December 6th, 2021.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768Is the widespread adoption of remote work, and the accelerated (sometimes rushed) rollout of digital and cloud technologies to ensure continuity putting your business' cyber safety at risk?

 

New Transition Payment Announced, Final Wage Subsidy & Resurgence Subsidy

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 30th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced a one-off transition payment for businesses as we move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework and the Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme will continue to be available to businesses anywhere in New Zealand until 2 December 2021.
 

4 tips to get ahead of the holiday rush

Posted by Greg Millar on November 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The holiday season is normally one of the busiest times of year for small business owners in the retail space and this year will prove no different. In fact, due to continued challenges like bad weather, container shortages, product shortages and continued port closures due to the pandemic, business owners all over the world should start holiday preparations even earlier this year.
 

The Great Attrition

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

coffeeThere’s a lot of talk about the impact of ‘remote work’. What does this mean for businesses? What should leaders be thinking about?  
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Greg Millar on October 26th, 2021.      4 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusTraffic Lights, COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Increased Resurgence Support Payment Update.

 

Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Vanessa Williams on October 13th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAn important reminder about the next round of Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment application dates.

 

Non-vaccinated employee dismissed

Posted by Dukesons Business Law on September 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusIn GF v NZ Customs Service, Customs was held to have justifiably dismissed an employee who was required, by legislative order, to be vaccinated and who refused to be vaccinated. 
 

Flexible work arrangements

Posted by Greg Millar on September 20th, 2021.      0 comments

coffeeThe ‘coffice’ is rapidly becoming a top choice for flexible workers looking to escape the monotony and isolation of working from home, but just like any work environment, there are house rules.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Cut Off and Second Resurgence Payment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 16th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the second COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 close today at 11.59pm, Thursday 16 September 2021.
 

Wage Subsidy #2 employer applications

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 8th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusIf you're an employer that has applied for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2, make sure you're across waiting periods and other important information for applicants.
 

Mandatory COVID19 vaccinations

Posted by Ross Henderson on September 7th, 2021.      0 comments

virus copyWith NZ HR Specialist Ross Henderson getting a lot of calls from employers regarding whether or not they can make COVID19 vaccination compulsory, he cautions that there are a number of factors to take into consideration.
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Criteria

Posted by Greg Millar on August 20th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe criteria for Wage Subsidy eligibility is now available.