Almost 50 per cent of businesses across the workforce are struggling to find staff, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. This shortage in skilled managers and workers is a growing problem for New Zealand, and it needs attention.
For the last year I have been given a great opportunity to work within a New Zealand multinational with a revenue of over 19.23 billion NZD. It’s great to see that a global business of this size can stay connected with all its employees and operate as one business, despite the many challenges that come with this.
Bunnings has announced it will back pay staff $11 million as part of its efforts to comply with the Holidays Act. The critical point is that it shouldn’t be just major companies considering this, every company with employees should be.
Finding the right employee, with the right skills, experience, motivation or education can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating activities a business can engage in, and it is one of the hardest areas to get right.
In the fast paced and demanding world we live in, we are often too busy being busy and find ourselves spending our time and energy on the wrong things. Knocking out the quick wins at work, but failing to focus our time on what’s important.
Business leaders would have to have their head firmly in the sand not to see that today’s consumers are increasingly voting with their wallets, and choosing where possible to support brands operating with a higher purpose.
With a change of Government late last year, many of us waited in anticipation for how that change would affect us as employers and business owners. We now have some clarity as to what those key amendments will look like