Redundancy services for employers
An information guide for employers.
by working with you when you need to consider redundancies or solutions to retain staff.
Redundancy Support is an information and advice service that is provided in confidence when a business is downsizing, closing or relocating.
Work and Income can support employers during this time by:
- meeting, in confidence and on site, to talk about the particular situation and how we can help
- coordinating services across agencies such as Inland Revenue and Careers New Zealand
- helping employees with CV preparation, skills assessment and training, and information to help them transition into other work.
Help us to work with your employees so that we can provide them with support as soon as possible. The earlier we can be involved in a redundancy event, the sooner we can help employees find another job or access the full range of services available through Work and Income.
Recruitment and retention
Work and Income can help your business by working with you to find staff with the right skills, whether you are looking for full-time, part-time, temporary or seasonal staff. We offer a free recruitment service and your vacancies can be listed with us either through our 0800 Employer Line, online or in person.
To help you retain staff it is important they have as much information as possible about other services and financial assistance available to them, such as Working for Families Tax Credits.
Information about the services available to support staff:
For more information about our recruitment services call:
- 0800 778 008
Programmes and services
Work and Income is continually looking at ways to support employers and understand the challenges faced during the normal peaks and troughs of the business cycle. We can work with you at any stage and have a range of programmes that can be tailored to respond to your business needs.
Some of the programmes that support business include:
- partnering with industry to provide industry specific skills training
- developing training programmes for specific groups, such as young people
- providing in-work support to new staff referred through Work and Income.
Other useful information
This section provides you with an overview of other information that is available to support employers, and indirectly, your employees.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has information on:
- the process for employers declaring a redundancy
- the notice period
- compensation and payment of annual holidays
- 90 day trial period
- holiday entitlements
- sample letters
- labour market reports.
Inland Revenue offers electronic services and online calculators that help businesses work out their tax liability. Business Tax Information Officers are able to talk directly to a business owner about their particular situation.
- 0800 377 774
Information for small businesses
Small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) have a resource to support employers in the development of the ‘biz information’ website and free phone service.
- 0800 424 946
To find out more
- 0800 778 008