11 October 2018
Preparation for the worst-case scenario is a recipe for success.
When food is plentiful, a squirrel will take nuts and bury them so it has sufficient food for the tough winter months ahead. When times are good, it is human nature to enjoy the ride. But the good times never last forever and, when times get tough, it pays to have planned ahead.
How to create a data-driven strategy to fire up your business
11 October 2018
We are now living in a world that is increasingly driven by data thanks to the emergence of digital and cloud-based technologies and the proliferation of social mobility. As a result, there's a dizzying amount of data at our fingertips.
Labour Day - Monday 22 October 2018
4 October 2018
Labour Day is fast approaching and this year falls on Monday 22nd October (fourth Monday in October). Labour Day is always observed on the day it falls and is not subject to 'mondayisation', calculating employee entitlements for labour day should be simple and can be done with the click of a button in most payroll systems.
2018 Club Management Conference - The Count Down Begins
3 October 2018
Registrations for the 2018 Club Management Conference have now closed and the count down is on for a fantastic few days of presentations, learning, catching up and chatting about the Club Industry.
Introduction and launch of the National MVE Administration Service
19 September 2018
The Ministry of Health recently contracted The Salvation Army Oasis to provide a Multi Venue Exclusion (MVE) National Administration Service (NAS). This was the result of a review (conducted by a group made up of the Ministry, DIA, industry and provider representatives) of how the MVE process was operating around New Zealand. The review identified a number of issues and inconsistent practices and included a recommendation that a national MVE administration service be established to manage the administrative part of the MVE process. The Salvation Army were awarded the contract following a competitive procurement process.
Commercial AV Supply Co. - Technology is our Passion - Supplying it is our Craft
18 September 2018
Clubs New Zealand is excited to have partnered with Commercial Audio Visual Supply Co.
Commercial Audio Visual Supply Co. are a 100% NZ owned company run by individuals with over 30 years’ experience in the commercial audio visual field. We specialise in hospitality supply utilising the best products from the world’s leading manufacturers of audio visual equipment.
Domestic Violence Victims Legislation
17 September 2018
You will likely have heard, due to the significant media coverage which this legislation has attracted, that the Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Bill was passed on 25 July 2018 and will come into effect on 1 April 2019.
13 September 2018
Reciprocal Rights is a part of club life that dates back to the very first clubs established in New Zealand. It provides club members the opportunity to visit and enjoy the facilities and hospitality of clubs right across the country. Reciprocal Rights reinforces the club community in New Zealand and supports social visits and sporting tournaments enjoyed by many club members.
Little is known about the earliest reciprocal visiting arrangements established by New Zealand’s first clubs, however, we do know that following the passing of the 1948 Act and the establishment of the Licensing Control Commission, reciprocal rights was an established part of club life.
Be ready to shift to payday filing
13 September 2018
The time is now for New Zealand employers to get ready to shift to payday filing.
From April 1 2019 all employers will have to file their employment information every payday.
Inland Revenue customer segment lead Richard Owen says the easiest way to comply is through payroll software.
Downloadable graphics for Display Screens
30 August 2018
We have produced a number of graphics for clubs to download and use on your internal graphic display systems or advertising screens. Currently these include compliance signage as well as advertisements for the Clubs New Zealand App and Member Market Place.
Gaming Strategy made Simple
30 August 2018
It's easy to be daunted by the complexity involved in the running of a successful gaming operation.
A plethora of highly technical decisions underpin any gaming operation, such as hold strategies, product mix, jackpot options and floor layout to name a few. It's no wonder that many club managers often feel overwhelmed by this aspect of the business while also trying to juggle the day to day running of the club.
Poor Performance or Misconduct?
27 August 2018
"There is an important distinction between a misconduct concern on the one hand and a performance or capability concern on the other because they require different approaches.”
This is a distinction that is often misunderstood when employers come to consider the actions of an employee and determine whether those actions amount to either misconduct or poor performance. A distinction that is often very difficult to determine.