New Zealand has a comprehensive set of employment laws that help keep workplaces fair. It is mandatory for the employers to be aware of these rules, and what rights and responsibilities they have.
With that said, there are still many employers, who face disputes and penalties for failing to comply with the minimum employment standards, unfairly dismissing employees, infringing upon employees’ privacy or breaching holiday entitlements.
With the vision to promote good practice among the business and professionals in the building industry, New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association together with MultiMarketing proposes to organize a workshop for experts to share expertise and offer advice, and for employers to ask questions and discuss on employment issues.
The workshop targets employers—SMB owners, company directors, HR managers, and other senior management & leaders. It aims to provide the answers for the questions: what are the best practices for a good employer, what are the must-dos to meet the essential legal requirements when onboarding new hires and what are the necessary procedures to follow for the employers when dealing with disputes, how to develop a performance management system and help maintain healthy employment relationship and retain the most valuable intangible assets in the company.
09:30 - 10:00 Sign in
10:00 - 10:20 Seminar 1 Understanding your rights and obligations as employers – dealing with disciplinary matters and dismissal
Speaker: Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) - Sarah Selwood
10:20 - 10:40 Seminar 2 How to establish a Performance Management System that meets legal requirements and beneficial for Employee Retention
Speaker: Advanced Personnel - Sarah Tong
10:40 - 11:00 Tea, Coffee & Biscuit Break
11:00 - 11:20 Seminar 3 Applying employment legislation and case law to your business
Speaker: LangtonHudsonButcher - Tess von Dadelszen
11:20 - 11:40 Seminar 4 Why Employment Disputes Liability Insurance matters
Speaker: Willis Towers Watson - Sammie Chan
11:40 - 12:00 Q & A Session
About the Co-organizers:
New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA)
NZCBIA is a non-profit membership group with the vision of uplifting New Zealand building industry standards by providing a useful platform for Kiwi companies, local ethnic Chinese businesses along with companies from China to work together for New Zealand’s thriving property development and building industry.
MultiMarketing is a boutique marketing agency with strong roots and business connections in both China and New Zealand. Since founded in 2009, It has helped many kiwi businesses connect with Chinese-speaking consumers both in NZ and in the offshore market with creative strategies and quality content. Among MultiMarketing’s clients, many of whom are developers, building materials suppliers, contractors, and project consulting services. With the joint publication with NZCBIA, MultiMarketing has an edge in B2B Communication in the building industry.