Hello, I trust you all had a fabulous Easter break and made the most of the extra days off. Hopefully this afternoon we will have a clearer idea of a date for the travel bubble with Australia. While it will have some risk factors associated with it, we hope it may free up some travel in both directions, and hopefully help some of our more affected industries such as hospitality and tourism. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, the rest of today's news is mostly Awards related. Enjoy the short week.
PRIDE IN PRINT AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE THIS FRIDAY
Now the pressure is on to finish getting those entries sorted as they close on Friday 9 April - don't miss out on your chance to win at this year's Awards.
If you have any questions please call Tania on 021 587 072, otherwise get those entries in by the end of this week as judging starts next Monday.
PRIDE IN PRINT AWARDS DINNER TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Ticket sales are now open for the Awards gala dinner event on 25 June at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. Ticket numbers will be limited so don't leave it too late to book - sponsors and entrants will take priority. You will also be able to access discounted accommodation deals from the website. Click here to book your tickets.
TRAINING AWARDS STILL OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications for Trainer of the Year and Training Company of the Year are open and due to the delayed Auckland event the deadline has been extended to Thursday 20 April.
If your company has been involved in training during 2020 or you have someone in your business who has championed your trainees, particularly in light of the challenges 2020 presented, then please complete a nomination form.
Finalists will be announced at our Training Graduations, with the overall winner of each Award named at the Pride In Print Awards on 25 June.
Click here to apply for Training Company of the Year
Click here to apply for Trainer of the Year
BUSINESSNZ/SOUTHERN CROSS WORKPLACE ABSENTEEISM & WELLNESS SURVEY
And just a reminder about this survey. Attached is a web link to the fifth biennial Southern Cross Health Insurance – BusinessNZ Workplace Wellness Survey. With a Bill before Parliament to double sick leave, the data collated in this survey will be important.
The survey will be used to consider the scale of absenteeism in New Zealand, how much employers are doing to assist employees with health and wellness, and where, if any, there are gaps.
The survey this year will also look at how COVID-19 has impacted New Zealand workplaces. Specifically, it will investigate how the pandemic has impacted workplace absence, policies regarding sick leave and whether employees continue to work while unwell, and the extent to which businesses have changed their working from home practices.
The survey below takes about 20 minutes to complete. Your responses will not be attributed to any business or individual and will be kept strictly confidential.
If required, once you have started the survey you can save your progress and continue later by using the link in the top right-hand corner of the survey to get a link to return and complete the survey later.
We would be grateful if you would complete the survey before 30 April.
Click here to begin the survey.
In order to enter the draw to win a wellness package to the value of $500 please enter the letters PNZ followed by the first word of your company name.