As the Skills shortage list shows, there just aren’t enough Kiwis with the required training and experience to fill the gaps. Talent is the single most important factor in the future prosperity of many industries. Here’s why we need skilled New Zealand migrants.
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All you need to know as an employer managing migrant workers in New Zealand
Recently, we assisted the nationwide horticulture business Zealandia to become an accredited employer. With over 200 staff they were facing constant skilled labour shortages, gaining employer accreditation is now saving them both time and money when they need to go offshore to recruit.
Employers hiring migrants have been making headlines lately for breaching employer rights and basic immigration and employment law. Leading immigration lawyer Aaron Martin and solicitor Eleanor Gregan discuss the most common mistakes made by migrant employers and how to avoid them.
A critical issue the Government needs to tackle is immigration limits vs economic growth. Ministers have suggested creating regional skill-shortage lists. But there’s no indication how these differ from the current immediate skill-shortage list for NZ. Meanwhile, the labour shortage is growing.
Analysis of the new immigration rules fails to cover several ramifications – including the severe impact they may have on New Zealand businesses. We discuss more here.
Looking into offshore recruitment? With the New Zealand economy booming, we are seeing an increasing demand from many business sectors to recruit from an offshore skilled labour talent pool. We created this guide to help employers understand what they need to do when considering hiring a skilled migrant.