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Your People - Cost or Investment?

In many businesses we see that ‘people maintenance and development’ doesn't get its own line in the budget. Given the number of business leaders who will make comments like ‘my people are myRead more

What's making our phone ring?

We posted a blog a few years ago that shone a spotlight on the dangers of under-management; sure, no one likes to be micro-managed, and certainly no-one wants to be seen as a micro manager.   Read more

Understanding the 90 day trail clause

As we approach the 90-day mark post 1 June, we have had a number of dairy farm employers checking in with us about their new team members who aren’t working out for a variety of reasons, withRead more

Employment Legislation Updates

Fair Pay Agreements MBIE has approved five applications from unions to start bargaining for Fair Pay Agreements (FPA): Early childhood education industry Commercial cleaner occupation HospitalityRead more

What’s making our phone ring?

Maybe it’s something in the air, but we’ve had three calls in the past week or so asking about employers’ obligations and rights around parental leave.  Or maybe it was something in the airRead more

Let’s all go home safe every day

In our business we are farmers, mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties and uncles, friends, coaches, business partners, clients, team mates, daughters, sons, and generally good gals and guys…andRead more

Staying Strong

Financial resilience is a well versed topic in NZ’s primary sector. This isn’t our first rodeo facing volatile markets while managing climate variability and a workforce skill shortage….  OurRead more

What's making our phone ring?

While we’re on the topic of new season and new team members, we thought we’d share some insights into the kinds of things that our farmer clients are asking us about at the moment… What salaryRead more

Start as you mean to go on

It’s the start of the new season and hopefully all is going well and your new team members are settled and fitting into their new role(s).  We highlighted back in April the importance of having aRead more

What’s making our phone ring?

Our phones are ringing hot, and recently we’ve seen a number of businesses considering changing their staffing structure or levels, generally as a result of the financial climate we’re in.  WithRead more

Big News!

  Following our social media reveal last week, we thought it would be a great idea to tell you a little more about our new GM, Nick Coster, and what’s happening in the No8HR team. As some of youRead more

What's making our phone ring?

This is a new segment we thought we’d introduce to our newsletter – each month we’ll pick out the most common (or problematic) people related question that we’re getting, and share someRead more


Contact us

Phone us on North Island 07 870 4901 or 021 544 712 | South Island 03 366 0009 or send us a message.

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