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As the extreme skills shortage has largely ended, inflation has lessened, and market predictability settles down, productivity has improved. And yet New Zealand’s employers are still cautious about taking risks. Now is the time to act and take advantage of an ambitious and versatile workforce.

To protect engagement and turnover, our advice is to communicate sensitively with employees about salary increases. More so than ever, when budgets are tight it’s critical to carefully manage salary expectations as part of your retention and engagement strategy. Here we present our advice on how to approach the salary expectation gap.

When budgets are tight for New Zealand businesses, there are benefits other than salary increases that you can offer to reward employees, such as flexible working and career progression.

This National Reconciliation Week, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the progress we’ve made since the launch of our inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in August last year.

When it comes to mental health in the workplace, who is responsible? We discuss ways employers can provide support and practices for good employee wellbeing.

The ‘right to disconnect’ has been front and centre in media reports on the Closing Loopholes Bill, but there are many other aspects for employers to consider. We give an overview of the major changes for organisations and employees alike.

Adopting a Managed Service Provider can be a game-changer for your business. Find out what we’ve learned from our extensive experience as a global MSP provider.

Female participation in one of the country’s largest industries is at only 13 per cent, but much can be done to encourage more gender diversity in the construction industry.

Learn what the benefits and common barriers are to curiosity. Start implementing the changes to begin building a culture of curiosity in the workplace that will drive more success for your organisation.

To keep you ahead of the curve, we’ve distilled an array of insights, reports and thought leadership across the world of work, enabling your organisation to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Like many organisations, ACF believes salary is a vital component of staff attraction and retention, but it’s not the whole. 

DE&I strategies assist in fostering a sense of belonging, so how can leaders ensure their DE&I strategies are driving this in their teams, especially in a hybrid working world?

The very nature of work is changing, so how does your workforce strategy need to adapt to keep up?

With skill shortages entrenched in our labour market, employers must see beyond the numbers and consider the full benefits they offer.

With major steps being taken globally to make pay transparency law, we look at the benefits and how you can start to implement it.

The results from global trials continue to impress, but is a four-day work week the right fit for your company?

Find out what alternative strategies your organisation needs to be exploring to find the right fit.

The release of the generative AI model, ChatGPT has many considering what the future of their job, and their business, might look like.

New industrial regulations, demand for flexibility on both sides, new skills needed and acute skills shortages…. 2022 offered some big challenges for HR and Talent Acquisition leaders, so what can they expect for 2023? Hays’ experts offer insights on what trends may continue, and what new challenges might show up so you can be prepared for the year ahead. 

Businesses in both Australia and New Zealand are struggling from near-record levels of unemployment. The Federal Government in Australia hosted a Jobs and Skills Summit earlier this month to try to find solutions, including the lifting of permanent migration to 195,000 spaces. While migration is a common lever to pull to increase access to skilled workers in both Australian and New Zealand,...

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