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Diversity and Inclusion

Source: Engineering New Zealand

A diverse workforce makes for a better engineering workplace. When a range of ideas and experiences are brought to the table, innovation...

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The Case for Change

Source: Champions for Change

A visual depiction of research that shows how diversity in the workplace leads to better business outcomes.

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The many benefits of diversity

Source: Diversity Works NZ

The benefits of diversity that employers of engineers can expect include a competitive edge, increased productivity and enhanced reputation. ...

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Top Tips

Source: Diversity Works NZ

Top tips on making your engineering firm more diverse.

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The business case for increasing diversity

Source: MYOB

Three powerful reasons why diversity is good for your engineering business.

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Parental Leave

Source: Employment New Zealand

Advice on your obligations as an employer of engineers, in responding to an employee’s request to take parental leave.

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Dealing with Sexual Harassment

Source: Human Rights Commission

Concise, practical information on what employers and employees need to know about sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Sexual harassment in the workplace

Source: Business Insider

Short article and infographic on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Employing Migrants

Source: Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Like many countries, New Zealand relies to some extent on hiring people from overseas to fill skills gaps in our workforce. Find out about...

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Why Hire Engineers With Disabilities? They're Practiced Problem Solvers

Source: IEEE

Why hiring engineers with disabilities means hiring practiced problem solvers.

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Progressing Women in STEM roles

Source: Engineering e2e

Best practice guidance for employers of women engineers.

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NZ Steel finding strength in diversity

Source: Diversity Works NZ

Case study of NZ Steel’s recruitment strategy to attract more women and older workers.

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How a flexible workplace helps your business

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Practical advice to providing a flexible workplace, and a guide to employers’ legal obligations in responding to requests for flexible hours....

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Flexible working arrangements

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Attracting and retaining good staff may well depend on your ability to offer flexibility. This guide outlines several different types of...

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Parental Leave Employers obligations

Source: Employment New Zealand

Advice on your obligations as an employer of engineers, in responding to an employee’s request to take parental leave.

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Hiring Engineers from Overseas

Source: TradeStaff

Four reasons to hire engineers from overseas.

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International Qualifications Assessment

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

As an employer of migrant engineers, you and your prospective employees will want to know how their qualifications stack up against those...

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Attract overseas engineers

Source: Workhere New Zealand

Workhere New Zealand can help you attract, retain and engage with quality engineering candidates who are considering moving to New Zealand.  ...

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Finding, hiring, keeping young workers

Source: BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ provides practical advice and tips on hiring, training and progressing young engineering employees.

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Employers Toolkit

Source: CareersNZ

Comprehensive toolkit for employing young people – covering everything from initial engagement, site visits and interviews, through to...

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Training an Apprentice

Source: Competenz

Find out how engineering apprenticeships work.

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Mature workers in the labour market

Source: CareersNZ

With skills' shortages in engineering and an ageing population, find out how to make the most of employing mature workers, by establishing a...

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Benefits to employing mature age workers

Source: Job Search Australia (Government)

See the value that one mature-aged worker brings to his workplace.

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Check a candidate's visa status

Source: Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Check your prospective employee’s visa status and satisfy yourself that they’re able to settle here and work for you.

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Initiative encourages Maori Career Progression

Source: Engineering e2e

Fulton Hogan’s commitment to encouraging career development and leadership amongst its Māori workforce has led to the establishment of a role...

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International Qualifications Assessment

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

As an employer of migrant engineers, you and your prospective employees will want to know how their qualifications stack up against those...

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Attract overseas engineers

Source: Workhere New Zealand

Workhere New Zealand can help you attract, retain and engage with quality engineering candidates who are considering moving to New Zealand.  ...

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How to hire the right employees

Source: Xero

Find out how to how to hire employees with the aptitude and skills that will help your business run smoothly and efficiently.

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Hiring an employee

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

A comprehensive guide on hiring – who to hire and when, how to interview and what it costs.

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Taking a long-term view to recruitment

Source: Engineering e2e

Case study of an engineering firm taking on a secondary school student intern to support their long-term recruitment plan.

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How to hire: Guide for Employers

Source: Employment New Zealand

A detailed guide to hiring, focusing on legal obligations and employment relations, and designed to help you avoid common problems.

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Venture Taranaki Employer Toolkit

Source: Venture Taranaki

A regional approach to attracting and retaining staff, including how to “sell” your particular job and region.

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The benefits of promoting from within the company

Source: Nevada Small Business

Eight reasons you should consider employing from within the ranks of your engineering company.

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3 Steps for Hiring the Best Engineers

Source: Enginuity Advantage

Three steps to hiring the best engineers, provided by a US engineering recruitment firm.

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About the NZDE and the NZDEP

Source: NZ Unified Diplomas in Engineering (NZBED)

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDEP) and New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP) explained. Designed for students, but...

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Employing BEngTech graduates

Source: Engineering e2e

A case study on the range of skills and benefits that Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) graduates bring to the table.

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NZ Tertiary qualifications explained

Source: Future in Tech

A short guide to the different types of engineering certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by New Zealand polytechs and universities....

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Accredited Engineering Qualifications

Source: Engineering New Zealand

An explanation of the three engineering education programmes accredited by Engineering NZ.

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Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Source: Competenz

Engineering apprentice Paul Taurima gives his perspective on the value of on-the-job training and mentoring.

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International Qualifications Assessment

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

As an employer of migrant engineers, you and your prospective employees will want to know how their qualifications stack up against those...

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Check a candidate's visa status

Source: Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Check your prospective employee’s visa status and satisfy yourself that they’re able to settle here and work for you.

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Write a great job description

Source: OneStaff

A practical guide from an industrial and construction recruitment agency on writing a job description, including template.

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How much should I pay my employees?

Source: Xero

A six-step guide to working out how much to pay your new recruit.

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Employee cost calculator

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Calculate the ballpark figure of what hiring a new employee might cost.

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Authenticity, the key to cultural fit

Source: Seek NZ

How to achieve the right cultural 'fit' in recruitment by communicating your company's value proposition.

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How to craft an employee value proposition

Source: Randstad NZ

Useful tips in developing an employee value proposition that will help you attract the candidates you want.

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How to attract and retain great engineering talent

Source: WorkFlow Max

Find out how to attract and retain great engineering talent using innovative methods, and the role of social media in successful recruitment....

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Attracting great candidates

Source: TradeMe Jobs

TradeMe’s tips on grabbing attention, stimulating interest, creating desire and generating action from engineering job hunters.

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How to Use Social Media to Recruit and Hire

Source: RecruiterBox

Tips and advice on using social media within your recruitment plan.

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How to hire the right employees

Source: Xero

Find out how to how to hire employees with the aptitude and skills that will help your business run smoothly and efficiently.

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Hiring an employee

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

A comprehensive guide on hiring – who to hire and when, how to interview and what it costs.

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How to hire

Source: Employment New Zealand

Detailed guide to hiring, focusing on legal obligations and employment relations, and designed to help you avoid common problems.

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Tips for running a successful interview

Source: Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE)

Steps to advertising and interviewing prospective engineering employees.

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Employment Learning Modules

Source: Employment New Zealand

Take a short online course to learn about your responsibilities as an employer.

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How do you decide who to interview for your SME?

Source: Michael Page Recruitment (Australia)

A concise and useful approach to sorting through job applications and resumes, and creating a shortlist.

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Interviews

Source: Employment New Zealand

A host of information about conducting job interviews, including setting them up, deciding on how many people to interview, types of...

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Verify Qualifications online

Source: MyeQuals

Verify the New Zealand and/or Australian qualifications of your candidates.

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Checking references when recruiting a new employee

Source: FindLaw

Advice from a legal perspective on the importance of checking candidates’ references.

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Check a candidate's visa status

Source: Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Check your prospective employee’s visa status and satisfy yourself that they’re able to settle here and work for you.

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Employment Agreement builder

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Build your own employment agreement using MBIE’s Employee Agreement builder.

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Employer responsibilities

Source: Inland Revenue

Understand your responsibilities as an employer regarding payroll and tax. Includes guides, tools and calculators.

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KiwiSaver for employers

Source: Inland Revenue

Understand your responsibilities as an employer regarding Kiwsaver.

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Introduction to Holidays and Leave

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

An employers guide to holidays and leave.

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Parental Leave

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Information on all aspects of parental leave, including employer responsibilities.

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Employment Learning Modules

Source: Employment New Zealand

Take a short online course to learn about your responsibilities as an employer.

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Induction

Source: HRINZ

The road to retaining good staff begins with their first day on the job. A good induction programme reinforces the positive first impressions...

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Employee Onboarding

Source: Robert Half

Five important steps to follow when welcoming a new staff member to your team.

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Cadetships - an answer to NZ's skills shortage?

Source: http://engineeringe2e.org.nz

The first civil engineering cadet scheme was started by the Public Works Department in 1894. The cadetship scheme eventually involved 300 to...

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Initiative encourages Maori Career Progression

Source: Engineering e2e

Fulton Hogan’s commitment to encouraging career development and leadership amongst its Māori workforce has led to the establishment of a role...

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Starting a Cadetship Programme

Source: Engineering e2e

Waikato District Council's new cadetship programme is focused on starting small, with two Wintec students to be employed in 2018. The council...

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Cadetships - the benefits

Source: Futureintech

Cadetship programmes are a good way to secure quality workers. A mixture of practical on-the-job training and a relevant qualification makes...

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Aurecon Cadetship

Source: Ngāi Tahu

Following the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Aurecon and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu joined forces to offer a number of technical cadetships that...

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Beca Scholarship

Source: Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tahu and Beca have formed a partnership resulting in a new and exciting one-year scholarship opportunity. Our goal is to provide...

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Fulton Hogan Cadetship Programme

Source: Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan Industries are looking for career driven school leavers to join our team in Stapylton, Brisbane, for our 2018 QLD Cadetship...

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Fulton Hogan Scholarship Programme

Source: Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan offers scholarships to engineering students at Canterbury and Auckland Universities. Scholarship students spend their summer...

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Higgins Cadetships

Source: Higgins

You can join Higgins and build your qualifications on the job through our cadetship, apprenticeship and graduate programs. Today we have...

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Higgins Scholarship

Source: Higgins

Higgins Waikato are offering an annual engineering scholarship to Year 13 students in the Waikato region. The scholarship will fund study...

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