Creating calm after a storm

5 July 2018

Crisis management is a critical consideration in most organisations. By definition, a crisis in this sense is anything that may threaten operations and have a negative outcome if not addressed appropriately.

Failure to do so has almost instant dire consequences - reputational damage, harm to stake holders and plunging share prices. In the long term, a serious case of crisis mismanagement could end an organisation's existence.

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Domestic Violence Bill could cost the Employer

5 July 2018

Green's Domestic Violence - Victim’s Protection Bill 2016 is coming up for a third Parliamentary reading.

The aim of this Bill is to amend the Domestic Violence Act 1995, Employment Relations Act 2000, Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Holidays Act 2003, and Human Rights Act 1993 to enhance legal protections for victims of domestic violence.

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Are your ClubCare Resources up to date?

5 July 2018

Under the Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004 the holder of a class 4 venue licence must make available to players pamphlets providing information about the odds of winning on gaming machines, information about the characteristics of problem gambling and how to seek advice for problem gambling. In addition to this the venue must display signage that is clearly visible to all players that encourages players to gamble only at levels they can afford and contains advice about how to seek assistance for problem gambling.

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Free online Employment Learning Modules for employers and employees

28 June 2018

Navigating the world of employment law can be a daunting prospect, but the Ministry of Businesses Employment Learning Modules may just help to straighten out a few of your questions. The free online learning modules are a valuable resource for both employees and employers to learn about your employment rights and obligations.

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Unpaid meetings and Smiths City

28 June 2018

Commentary on the recent decision of the Employment Court (NZEmpC 43 EMPC 313/2016 [2018]) involving Smiths City Group Limited and employees attending unpaid meetings has flooded the media and provided Unions with fertile soil on which to grow their memberships.

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Pause the Pokies for Gambling Harm Awareness Week

21 June 2018

This year, Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) is taking place 3 - 9 September. The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF), Mapu Maia, Asian Family Services, and several community partners are inviting clubs to participate in a nationwide ‘Pause the Pokies’ campaign as part of this important awareness raising week. This involves venues turning off their pokie machines for one hour during GHAW to increase community awareness of gambling harm.

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Get to know your local Alcohol Harm Prevention Officer

21 June 2018

Over the course of this year Clubs New Zealand has been in regular communication with Graham Shields, Alcohol Harm Prevention Coordinator with the New Zealand Police as well as other Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers across New Zealand. The development of this relationship with the New Zealand Police has been hugely beneficial in that we have been able to effectively convey and discuss the difficulties faced by club licence holders while also achieving a better understanding of the role and work carried out by Alcohol Harm Prevention Officers.

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A Data Driven World

14 June 2018

For the past few years there has been a lot of hype about the "value" of data to companies. There's no doubt that the power of information, gathered from inside and outside business operations, has the ability to transform thinking and steer future investment down a more strategic path.

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Gambling Compliance - 11 June 2018

14 June 2018

Qualified Auditors

The Department of Internal Affairs have been advised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants that the person who audited financial statements for two clubs for the 2016 and 2017 financial years is not a qualified auditor.

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DIA Mystery Shopper to become a part of regular compliance activity

14 June 2018

Last week the Department of Internal Affairs released information on mystery shopper scenarios that will form part of the 'rolling mystery shopper' campaign for Class 4 venues. Unlike the previous Mystery Shopper Exercises that were conducted over a specific time period and across a small segment of the industry, the new campaign will take place as part of the departments regular compliance activity - meaning that every Class 4 venue should expect to be mystery shopped.

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Bringing dead space to life

7 June 2018

Most clubs have grown amoebically over time and as a result often find space that was once heavily used in a former layout, now lies dormant....if not dead. When was the last time the committee discussed the dollars per square metre being generated from a floor plan, area by area?

Logically the gaming room tends to be the best generator of cash flow, and also profit per square metre, while function rooms are the worst, mainly because of sporadic use patterns. So, what can you do with "dead" space in a bid to revitalise it and generate better cash flow?

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Constructive Dismissal: Know Where You Stand

7 June 2018

Sometimes employers find themselves with employees that just aren't right. You know the type, employees who don't fit the culture of the organisation, or they report made-up issues or gossip too much, or employees that are just not getting the work done properly.

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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