How To Do Deal With Presenteeism At Work

How To Do Deal With Presenteeism At Work

Sometimes, being absent from work is better for you and the business you work for than if you were present that day.  When someone shows up to work but is unproductive as a result of feeling unwell, are distracted by personal issues, or are disengaged from their role, it’s known as presenteeism.  Presenteeism is difficult…

The New FBT Rates You Need To Know

The New FBT Rates You Need To Know

A new personal income tax rate is to come into effect on 1 April 2021, which increases the amount of gross income that the government deems subject to tax. This outcome will impact current Fringe Benefit Tax rates for all employers.  FBT rules have been designed and structured to ensure that any of these fringe…

Sexual Harassment Liability and The Workplace

Sexual Harassment, Liability and The Workplace

In 2021, businesses have seen greater visibility surrounding the issue of sexual harassment within the workplace, particularly within the media and the public sphere. The impact of sexual harassment within the workplace is one that can have long-lasting ramifications on employees and employers alike. Sexual harassment is prohibited in any employment situation and relationship, with…

Managing Money With a Budget

Managing Money With a Budget

Every little bit of money counts in today’s economic climate, and for many, it’s about making what they have, work for what it is that they need. Money management is an important skill to learn as it helps boost finances with very simple steps. Money management can ease the stress and financial worries of people…

SEO Strategy and YOUR business

SEO Strategy and YOUR business

A tool that many businesses, organisations and individuals use when setting up their website is search engine optimisation (or SEO). This tool ensures that the website’s visibility on initial searches for something that their product or service matches is much higher than others. To do this, SEO’s often use keywords that allow search engines to…

Your Business and Ethics

Your Business and Ethics

Business ethics are the system of moral and ethical beliefs that guides the values, behaviours and decisions of a business organisation and the individuals involved within that business. These ethics are important to business as many of them are tied directly into the law, and breaches of these can be punishable as an offence Though…

What Tax do I pay on my KiwiSaver

What Tax do I pay on my KiwiSaver?

KiwiSaver contributions come from before-tax pay, at a set rate. The KiwiSaver scheme invests these contributions made by individuals so that those contributions can earn money straight away. This means that the profits that those contributions make may need to be taxed. To use the right tax rate, it’s important to know what kind of…

Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace

It’s been a stressful time for everyone transitioning into the new normal of business. Whether working from home, remotely or trying to get used to a whole new working environment, employees are under more pressure and stress than ever before. How to know if your stress is impacting you: Feeling ‘burned out’ at work Feeling…

Income equalisation schemes

Income equalisation schemes

An income equalisation scheme is offered to businesses in the farming, fishing, forestry, testing, construction, and mining industry. It operates as a method for businesses to even out income fluctuations by distributing their gross income from year to year.  A special account is created for businesses where they can pay their income and earn an…