Technology will continue to advance, with or without us
20 February 2020
We talk about the digital revolution being a new thing that we should all be jumping on board, truth is the digital revolution began well over 30 years ago and for most of us we are only now scrambling to catch up!
For the last five years Clubs New Zealand has committed to investing in the future of our industry and now is crunch time. Clubs need to embrace the change or face the reality that they will be well and truly left behind. The ground work is done, Clubs New Zealand is sitting on a massive digital opportunity, we have a world class CRM (Customer Relationship Management System), a mobile application (which is being further developed as you read) and a website which puts information in your hands 24/7.
New Harm Minimisation Database: CONCERN coming soon
20 February 2020
The National MVE (Multi Venue Exclusion) Administrator has been in touch with Clubs New Zealand to let us know that the Torutek (Designed and built the CONCERN Database) will be ready to launch very soon.
The National MVE Administration has been working with Torutek on various customizations, which is soon to be implemented. They are currently looking at how they can roll out this new database across to all Class 4 venues and what the implantation strategy will look like to ensure a smooth transition. The priority being that that no exclusions fall through the system during the transition.
More on Coronavirus and the Workplace
13 February 2020
Clearly Coronavirus has well overtaken the SARs outbreak of 2003 with fatalities past 1000 now.
Although the likelihood of an imported case here in NZ is high, a local widespead outbreak is still considered unlikely.
People being advised to 'self-isolate' for 14 days if worried about their symptoms is seemingly NZ's official response at this point, but where does this leave the business owner when staff ring in sick to comply with this?
IR and ACC: No cheques from 1 March
12 February 2020
What: Inland Revenue and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque or any cheques dated 1 March or later. ACC levy refunds will also no longer be issued by cheque.
ANZAC Day 2020 - Mondayisation
6 February 2020
While it is a little while away, we have had a few clubs asking about ANZAC Day this year as it falls on a Saturday and is subject to Mondayisation.
Below is a brief overview of the employee entitlements for ANZAC Day 2020, if you require further information please contact Clubs New Zealand on 0800 4 CLUBS or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at https://www.employment.govt.nz/
Workplace preparedness for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
3 February 2020
Minimising the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace is important to keeping staff safe and well at work. With the coronavirus recently being declared a global emergency many New Zealand businesses will be looking into how they can protect themselves, their workers and their customers. The below information is sourced from the Ministry of Health, the guidance is aimed protecting the workplace from pandemic, including coronavirus as well as other outbreaks such as flu.
Working Well - A workplace Guide to Mental Health
27 January 2020
A number of clubs have recently raised the topic of mental health in the workplace. The Working Well - A Workplace Guide to Mental Health is a great, well informed resource that we recommend clubs take a look at.
2020 Nominations for Office results
22 January 2020
Nominations for the 2020 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Monday 20th January. Below you will find the results of the nominations and you will see that other than a few role changes the board for 2020 will remain the same.
How to cut costs in your restaurant
22 January 2020
Cutting costs can be a daunting task, but when it comes to the hospitality industry, most businesses simply cannot afford to be lazy when it comes to crunching the numbers.
Margins can be tight, and failing to accurately account for costs can erode your profits.
How to do market research
16 January 2020
You want the market to spend money with your business – repeatedly. Make that an easy decision for them by finding out precisely what they need from you.
14 January 2020
Clubs have always been required to maintain a register of members, providing your name, date of birth and contact details is part and parcel of joining a club and maintaining your membership. Most clubs have a privacy statement as part of their membership application form and this has served us well for some time, however, as the world of data collection, storage and sharing has grown in complexity so to has the need for clubs to consider their approach to privacy.
6 resolutions every club should be looking to make
8 January 2020
Almost everyone will have been asked by now “so, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” Typically, they involve “exercising more”, “taking more time for yourself”, “spending more time with family”, “travelling more”. Besides these personal resolutions, now is the time to think about the New Year’s resolutions for your club. A resolution after all, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change.
Each club will have its own unique resolutions for the year, but to help you we have compiled 6 resolutions that every club should be looking to make;