Immigration New Zealand: This site has the information you need to find, hire and retain migrant staff. The INZ Employer Toolkit: This Immigration New Zealand resource highlights the differences in communication styles between Kiwis and other cultures. Understanding the differences reduces the potential for incorrect first impressions.
Learning more about different work cultures is an important part of creating of productive multi-cultural workplaces. SkillsConnect Canterbury can deliver short workshops or training sessions to improve workplace relations and communication between migrant and non-migrant staff. These workshops cover: For existing staff:
What makes New Zealand workplaces and communication different to other countries
understanding other cultures' workplace communication styles
practical advice on how to deal with cultural differences in the workplace
tools and resources to help with workplace relations
For new migrant staff:
An understanding of New Zealand workplace culture
how the Kiwi communication style is different (and often challenging for newcomers)
strategies to successfully adapt to working and living in this country
tools and resources to help with the settlement journey
RESOURCES - JOB SEEKING MIGRANTS
New Zealand Now: This Immigration New Zealand website for newcomers is full of useful, practical information to help new migrants settle into New Zealand. Guide to Kiwi workplaces: This Immigration New Zealand guide explains offers advice and information about the Kiwi workplace and communication style. NZ Study Work: This Immigration New Zealand site explains options for International students to work while in New Zealand to study.
INZ also has a range of other settlement resources, including ones for specific industries: trades and construction, aged care, hospitality, and dairy. Click here to download these.