Food Act 2014 workshops - Wellington

22 September 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries have been running a series of workshops across the country introducing the new Food Act.

An extended workshop is being held on Monday 3rd October 2016 at St Andrews on The Terrace and all Clubs New Zealand members are invited to attend.

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How to handle customer feedback on social media

22 September 2016

If someone posts a complaint on your business’s Facebook page or Twitter feed, how best to respond? Would you a) delete or ignore it b) discuss a possible resolution via comments on their post or c) thank them and make contact privately?

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More Trouble with Trial Periods

13 September 2016

A recent determination of the Employment Relations Authority has continued on with the strict interpretation, applied by both the Authority and the Employment Court, in respect to the validity or otherwise of trial period provisions.

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How do we connect through club membership?

8 September 2016

Late last year Statistics New Zealand completed the their report on "How do we connect through club membership?". The article looked at the club membership of New Zealand adults (people aged 15 years or older) to report on how belonging to clubs links us.

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Written Employment Agreements - do all your employees have one?

8 September 2016

New research released by Statistics New Zealand shows that in the quarter to June 2016 almost 1 in 10 employees said they did not have a written employment agreement, which equates to 171,000 employees not having their terms and conditions of employment agreed with their employer in writing. A further 56,300 said they didn't know if they had a written employment agreement or not. In light of this we thought it was a perfect time to remind clubs that having a written employment agreement is a legal requirement.

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Reciprocal Visitors - can they bring a guest?

8 September 2016

Back in June 2013 we released an article titled “How to make the most out of the change to Reciprocal Visiting Rights” which outlined the introduction of Section 60(1)(b) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, which subject to a condition being added to the Club Licence allows alcohol to be sold and supplied to a guest who is on the premises at the invitation of an authorised visitor (an authorised visitor being a club member with reciprocal visiting rights).

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Robberies and Crime is on the rise

1 September 2016

You will have seen the heightened media coverage over the last week or so regarding the surge in burglaries across New Zealand, with burglaries increasing 12% in the last year. A quick Google search of armed robberies in New Zealand will bring up article after article detailing armed robberies that have targeted bars, TABS and liquor outlets.

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Papanui Club is named as a finalist in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence

1 September 2016

Clubs New Zealand would like to extend a huge congratulations to the team at the Papanui Club for being announced as finalists in the Best New/Redeveloped Bar/Restaurant category for this years Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.

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Creating workplace policies

1 September 2016

Employees find it helpful to understand what the rules are that cover their workplace. These can be provided in policies, procedures, codes, rules and guidelines.

Setting clear and consistent expectations for employees across the organisation, helps to prevent misunderstandings, and employees having to guess what is expected from them. In relation to:

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How much should I pay my employees?

31 August 2016

You've got the right person lined up - good skills, great attitude and experience that hits the mark. You want to hire them. All you need to decide now is: how much should I pay my employee? The answer depends on a lot of factors.

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Small Club, Big Possibilities

25 August 2016

The club industry is a stable and enduring one. But clubs, especially small clubs, need to consider their future when making decisions today.

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Is your club's constitution fit for purpose?

25 August 2016

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a club is acknowledge to be governed. It is often said that the club’s constitution is its bible, it sets out the purpose of the club, types of membership and how to belong, responsibilities and powers to name a few. With such an important document guiding our decisions it is not surprising that a large number of issues experienced by clubs are the result of poorly written and/or outdated constitutions.

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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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