Dec 8, 2023

Confident your staff will return in 2024?

As we approach the festive season, it’s crucial to be mindful of the potential risks to your business as employees contemplate 2024.

The lead up to Christmas and the New Year brings with it the possibility of resignations and employees not returning to work after the holidays, which can cause significant disruptions to your operations.

Competition for talent

Australian companies are actively seeking skilled workers and migrants from New Zealand, creating increased competition for talent like never before. This can make it challenging for New Zealand employers to retain their employees, especially in high-demand industries such as transportation, logistics, healthcare and construction.

Visa requirements 

The recruitment of New Zealand workers and migrants by Australian companies also highlights the importance of addressing visa requirements for employees and candidates – with the Australian government now making it easier than ever to hire migrants. As employers, you need to be proactive in ensuring that your employees’ visas are valid for as long as possible and that you are aware of any potential changes that may impact their ability to work in New Zealand.

To safeguard your business, it’s essential to take proactive steps to ensure that your employees are engaged and motivated. Open communication and support can certainly go a long way in retaining talent. We can assist with strategies around this.

Residency pathways and support

Particularly important for your international employees and candidates, is supporting any residency requirements.

Meeting the English language requirements set by Immigration New Zealand is often the biggest hurdle, which is why we have simplified the process for employers and employees alike with a bespoke solution.

English for Residency classes

Working In has created its own language school specifically to assist your workers achieve the English pass mark for residency.

Partnering with Pearson PTE (one of the global English language tests required for residency) we offer an easy to follow,  step by step system. From initial language assessment, tuition and ongoing testing right through to final examination, we ensure the level of English is reached in order to apply for New Zealand residency.

Get in touch with us to discuss how we can support your business and staff.


Nassim Lalehzari
Chief Commercial Officer – Visas
IAA License #201200100

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