Monday, 13th May, 2019

One of my key areas of advocacy focus for the Chamber remains labour and workforce planning. Your Chamber has a number of initiatives in place to support your business in this area. You are welcome to call me at any stage to discuss your issues.

As part of Immigration New Zealand's productivity review they wish to improve the number of visa applications received that have all the correct information provided at the time of first application (many do not). As a result, the Chamber is partnering with Immigration New Zealand to bring employers a series of Decision-Ready Workshops and the dates will be announced soon.  Getting it right first time is better for everyone. Make sure that the relevant person in your business reviews the 6 common mistakes employers make in their visa applications by clicking here.

With the market slowing somewhat in May, now might be the time to audit your attraction, recruitment and retention processes.  The Chamber, supported by the Economic Development team at QLDC, commissioned a self-assessment toolkit in late 2018 to help you complete this audit. Click here to review this complimentary resource I will be hosting a series of Campfire sessions (informal Peer-to-Peer chat)  around using this resource to improve your employment outcomes in the next few months, with a particular focus on small business owners. 

A friendly reminder about the complimentary Remuneration Briefing this Wednesday (4 to 5 pm) sponsored and delivered by Strategic Pay.  Employee remuneration is an important factor in retaining and attracting your staff.  Local and up-to-date market data is hard to come so we are especially grateful to Strategic Pay for sharing this data with our members. See further details and register below. I look forward to seeing you there. 

Anna Mickell
Chief Executive Officer