Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Employer Flexibility Required

11 November 2004

Media Release

Employer Flexibility Required

The unemployment figures announced today should be a reminder to employers that their choices are limited when it comes to growing their businesses through an expanded workforce.

“Right now there is a strong demand for skilled employees and limited supply”, said Michael Barnett, Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Employers of an existing workforce would also be wise to focus on how they can retain their skilled people.

Some suggestions the Chamber would make include:

- Incentives that make existing roles more attractive, for example flexible time and holidays. Money is not the sole driver for many employees but work and life balance is.

- Career path planning and training. Helping employees see where their future may be is an attractive proposition, and employers who are prepared to invest in people provide an incentive to be loyal.

Employers can also make their workplaces an attractive proposition by being seen to manage their people differently from employers of the past by using technology and using flexi hours to attract skills.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>