If you’re new to recruiting staff from overseas, we’ve put together some pointers to help you through the recruitment process.
Once you find the right person, you can make them a job offer. The offer should include conditions that indicate the job is subject to the applicant gaining an appropriate work or resident visa.
Your new employee cannot start working for you until they have the appropriate visa and the job offer must be current when the person applies for their visa.
You can also find guidance on employing staff in the How to Hire Guide for Employers. This guide explains the general recruitment process and relevant legislation from www.dol.govt.nz. You can order a copy by calling 0800 20 90 20.
Please note: As an employer there will be times when your employees may require 'immigration advice'. Anyone providing advice about New Zealand immigration matters must be licensed, unless they are exempt under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. For further information on how you are able to assist your employees, please see the Factsheet for Employers: What to do when your employee needs immigration advice.