MOU enhances ethnic workplace management
Minister for Ethnic Affairs
30 November 2012 Media Statement
MOU enhances ethnic workplace
Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith
Collins has welcomed the signing of an MOU between the
Office of Ethnic Affairs and the New Zealand Institute of
Management (NZIM) to improve the management of our
ethnically diverse workplaces.
Ms Collins says the
agreement will help New Zealand businesses to manage and
promote ethnic diversity in the workplace more effectively.
“New Zealand’s diversity is a very positive
force. It has helped us create connections that span the
globe, broadened our horizons and enhanced our
entrepreneurial spirit,” Ms Collins says.
new initiative sets a framework for OEA and the NZIM to work
together to improve New Zealand’s leadership and
management of our increasingly diverse workplaces.”
Around one in four New Zealanders is now born overseas,
with 60 per cent of New Zealand’s workforce growth coming
from migrants. By 2021 a quarter of the workforce is
expected to have been born overseas.
As part of the
agreement, NZIM will work in partnership with OEA to deliver
management and leadership workshops to its members.
“The MOU provides managers with practical tools they
can use to get the best out of themselves and their
staff,” Ms Collins says.
“The workshops will
help business leaders manage a diverse workforce more
effectively and international students and migrants to
integrate successfully into New Zealand’s business
A number of leading New Zealand
businesses have signed up to trial the workshops including
Deloitte, Air New Zealand and International Airlines Group.
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