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The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Ignite Wanaka, and supported by QLDC, DQ and JobFix is encouraging local businesses to participate in the third of the quarterly Business Confidence Surveys. The aim is to provide greater insight into the health of the local economy and provide a gauge of business confidence across the district which enables the Chambers of Commerce, Destination Queenstown, Lake Wanaka Tourism and QLDC...
Leave entitlements change as of July Parliament has passed legislation to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. Most employees who have worked for an employer for six months or over are entitled to sick leave if they, or a dependent, are sick or injured. Currently, employees are entitled to 5 days of sick leave per year; however, from 24 July 2021 this will increase to 10 days per year....
Capitalizing on the red hot Southern Lakes property markets Queenstown Media Group will be publishing two seasonal editions of Building Dreams 2021 – Autumn and Spring  Early Bird discounts now available. For more information and to reserve your space, contact us today: Kylee (027 044 2968 - Kylee@qmg.co.nz) Cat (027 777 2785 - Cat@qmg.co.nz )   Ten reasons to be in Building Dreams 2021...
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Westpac NZ, are offering free, individual, memberships to businesspeople who have been made redundant due to Covid-19. The free, 12-month membership, called WeAreCommunity, is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors who are committed to remaining in Queenstown and who would like to stay connected to the business community. Members are able to take advantage of attending the...
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hosting a free Migrant Connect session for anyone interested in knowing more about working in the Queenstown Lakes district. Migrant Connect runs from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Thursday 26 November in the Supper Room at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Those attending will learn more about employment rights and responsibilities, employer responsibilities, how to deal with problems in the workplace and a...
Need staff or need a job? Get along to the Central Lakes Jobs Fair, Thurs 26th November, at the Memorial Centre. Many local businesses are reporting staff shortages leading into the busy summer season. To help match job-seekers to employers directly, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be hosting a Jobs Fair in Queenstown. This will be similar to the recent ‘Jobbortunities’ event, but with a larger...
Building a strong shortlist is a critical step in the recruitment process - it will save you money in the long run and help you to find the best candidate for your vacancy. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you get the process right... So, you've written your job advert, adjusted the job description, and advertised the role across your network ( ...as well as placing an Ad in the Lakes Weekly Bulletin, of...
The Government has provided further information on the new three stage work visa application process, which will likely come into effect on 2021 as a phased approach.  The actual details of what each check will involve, and the cost of this three-stage process is still unknown, but we summarise the check requirements. Stage 1- Employer Check Stage 2 – Job Check Stage 3 – Worker Check   For more...
Leadership Development Workshop with In-House Mentoring Session Hospitality businesses face a number of challenges to operate efficiently and achieve competitive advantage. One of the most important elements that contribute to team success is the leadership delivered in a business. We're traveling around the country to host full day Leadership Development Workshops near you. These workshops are focused on developing...
Open roles spiked in December but overall 2019 was an average year! Summary The jobs market was particularly competitive for the first three weeks of December before slowing in the lead into Christmas. Unusually December was up 8% on November this year whereas traditionally December is slower and the first month of the    shoulder season. The Construction sector was a big mover, driving the market higher as several...
Seven Top tips to writing a really good job ad   Use an outstanding job title. This is the most important part of your job ad. When you write your title, include the name of the position and the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant.   Add an emotive introduction. This is one paragraph that gives three to five details applicants will find most exciting about the...