There are minimum obligations that you need to meet when you take on staff, whether they are contractors, casual employees, part time employees or full time employees. You need to ensure you know these minimum requirements. But if you want motivated, loyal staff who will help you grow your business you need to do more than meet the minimum requirements.  

Browse this page for our tips, resources, services and training opportunities aimed at assisting you in managing staff well.


Where to Start

Managing staff is all about people; and people are complicated, so there is no ‘one formula’ for all. However, generally, employers that genuinely care about their staff usually do better than those that treat their staff as production units.

Other keys to being a good employer include supporting your employees, finding a way to grow mutual respect, and learning what motivates them to succeed.


Free HR Resources

If you know of other free HR resources that would be useful to North Canterbury businesses please send us the link for our consideration. 


Local HR and Employment Services

If you are looking for local HR and employment services we encourage you to view our list of Business Service Partners. These are businesses that have partnered with Enterprise North Canterbury and offer specific HR & Employment services for businesses in North Canterbury.

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FOSTERRA 

We put people at the heart of HR by providing leading South Island businesses with specialised senior management and technical recruitment, along with HR solutions which proactively anticipate your needs and drive business growth. We’re local and we understand the importance of providing you with a highly personalised recruitment and HR service that propels your business to the next level.

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North Canterbury Business Services

North Canterbury Business Services Ltd is aimed at providing the local help and support you need to succeed; letting you focus on what you do best, supporting your customers with products and services that are your expertise.

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Corcoran French

Local lawyers offering effective solutions and peace of mind.

Our focus is on the small to medium business sector in NZ.  Corcoran French has strong ties to the North Canterbury region, having been part of the Kaiapoi community for 125 years.

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Saunders Robinson Brown

Saunders Robinson Brown is one of Canterbury's leading law firms, with offices in Christchurch and Rangiora.

Staff.  Your greatest asset, but employment law is complex and wide-ranging, ready to trap the unwary.  Do you know all your legal requirements?  Ask us how we can help you.

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Next Level Tradie

Specialist business guidance for your trades or construction company: 

Staff are the backbone of your operations, so it’s important they’re working to their full potential and not making mistakes.

Get in touch with Next Level Tradie to find out how to build a solid team that performs, whether you’re there or not. 


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JOYN

JOYN is a fully outsourced HR, Recruitment and OHS consultancy, who are thrilled to partner with hundreds of local and national businesses. 

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Thexton Consulting South

A key area of “profit leakage” (and an area generating many problems for business owners) is poor staff selection and management. Peter Lawry at Thexton Consulting South is able to support growing businesses by teaching the skills needed to recruit, select, retain, incentivise and grow staff. These and other business systems are what allows his clients to become more profitable, time-efficient, and to grow self-sustaining businesses – a reward that is like almost nothing else!

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To find out about becoming a Business Service Partner please view our Business Services Partners page or contact Miles Dalton.


HR, Management & Leadership Training

Enterprise North Canterbury provides a wide range of HR, Management and Leadership training and also has connections with other local and national training providers as well as one-on-one business coaches.

Your business may also be eligible to subsidy vouchers through New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. These reduce the cost of training or coaching by up to 50%. Our NZTE vouchers page outlines the criteria, and our Business Support team can assess whether you are eligible.

View our business training calendar >>

If you would like to be informed of upcoming courses by email please join our mailing list.


Other HR, Management and Leadership Services

If you offer a North Canterbury based HR or employment service and would like to be considered for the above list, please contact us.