Events & Seminars

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What's Happening

 

From time to time we run workshops and seminars for our clients to help you stay abreast of legislative changes, industry innovations or to upskill in specific areas of running a business.

It’s our way of saying thanks for your business and to help support your organisation.

Typically these events are free for our clients and their staff to attend but please ensure you confirm numbers in advance.

MAQ


Upcoming Events

 

 

Employment Law 2019 - Disciplinary Dos and Don’ts
Date: To be confirmed
Location: MAQ, Level 1, 5 Hunt Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register your interest to admin@maq.co.nz or 09 438 5309

What you should make sure you do, and not do, running an effective disciplinary process

The reality of business and employing staff is that disciplinary processes will be necessary. This webinar will help ensure that when the time comes, your business is up to date with:

- The fundamentals of a fair disciplinary process;
- What you must do;
- What you must not do;
- Answers to commonly asked questions; and
- Guidance from case law.

1
Change Management
Date: To be confirmed
Location: MAQ, Level 1, 5 Hunt Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register your interest to admin@maq.co.nz or 09 438 5309

Implementing change and innovation in a positive way.

 Are you thinking about moving offices, bringing in a new computer system, a company merger or any change in your workplace?

 To keep relevant and profitable, a business must change with the times. The problem is, many staff are either resistant to change or even openly hostile to it. It may not just be staff who struggle with change, it may also be customers.

 Businesses with staff and changes who resist change often have lost productivity, profits, they allow their competition to gain a foothold and cause endless headaches for management.

 In this webinar you will learn what factors help people cope with and thrive during change. It is based on almost fifty years of psychological research.

 The principles in this webinar can be applied to any sized business, with changes either large or small.

2
Delegation Tips and Tricks - Maximizing the relationship between supervisors and junior staff
Date: To be confirmed
Location: MAQ, Level 1, 5 Hunt Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register your interest to admin@maq.co.nz or 09 438 5309

A good working relationship between a supervisor and junior staff members is critical to both the success of a firm and the career of the junior staff member.

This webinar will be a practical guide for both supervisors and junior staff on how to get the most from the delegation relationship. It will include tips and tricks learned from experience and will be presented both from the perspective of a supervisor and a junior staff member.

This webinar will be targeted at first time supervisors and junior staff and will be particularly useful for teams from small firms that do not have in house human resource management.

3
Get Your Business Website Working for you
Date: To be confirmed
Location: MAQ, Level 1, 5 Hunt Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register your interest to admin@maq.co.nz or 09 438 5309

Business websites cannot be static “set-and-forget” marketing assets. Learn how to work your website so that it pays back the investment to the business. A well-run website should:

- Show up in natural search 
- Answer visitors' questions 
- Bring enquiries, leads or sales to the business 
- Persuade visitors to reveal their identity 
- Showcase the expertise of the firm 
This is a practical training webinar which will show you how to assess your website’s effectiveness and give you a checklist of what you can do to improve.

Included is a free eBook detailing 5 ways to improve how your website shows up in Google, what search terms your site shows up for, how to use title tags and meta descriptions.

Suitable for small and large firms.

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HR for non-HR Managers
Date: To be confirmed
Location: MAQ, Level 1, 5 Hunt Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register your interest to admin@maq.co.nz or 09 438 5309

Policies and Processes

Do you have HR responsibilities but aren’t an HR person?

Do you want to make sure you are complying with everything you should be? Would you also like some guidance and practical advice on what policies and processes are most useful to put in place to help your business?

This webinar is for you!

In this practical and interactive session, HR expert Angela Atkins will cover the following:

- What HR should deliver and how to structure your HR role effectively. 
- Different ways to introduce simple and effective HR policies and procedures into your business. 
- The key legal issues you need to be aware of around complying with the Employment Relations Act, Privacy and Human Rights Act when you are recruiting and employing people - that catch many employers out. 
- Managing leave in your business – complying with the Parental Leave and Holidays Act and what HR processes can help. 
- Remuneration and recognition – what works and what doesn’t and what issues should you be aware of? 

Driving performance – the different ways you can help your business achieve goals and measure performance.

In this webinar Angela will share real cases and her top tips that she’s developed from over 20 years working in HR Management.

In the second webinar, she will also cover how to deal with restructures, performance issues, disciplinary meetings and handling when employees leave.