Resources for you
When you recruit migrant employees there is a lot you need to learn about each other. Use these resources to plan your recruitment and manage your new employee’s arrival into your workforce.
Communicating with migrant employees
We designed Worktalk to help improve communication between New Zealand employers or managers and new migrant employees from other cultures.
The Employer Toolkit
Ten handy flip cards highlight the differences in communication styles between Kiwis and other cultures. Understanding the differences will reduce the potential for incorrect first impressions.
Employer toolkit: Pacific migrants
A set of 12 cards for employers with practical advice for helping Pacific migrants settle in to the workplace.
The settlement curve
The settlement curve is an easy-to-follow outline of the six stages most new migrants go through. Understanding the curve can help both the employer and employee manage the stages as a natural part of a successful settlement.
The workplace settlement model
The model is a simple diagram that illustrates how the different parts of a migrant employee’s new life will fit together. You can support your employee to become a high-performing staff member.
All new employees require integrating into your workplace, but new migrant employees are also trying to get to grips with integrating into New Zealand.
To get the best from them, you can support their efforts to integrate into the community as well as your workplace. Building a sense of belonging for them and their family will lead to a well-settled, high-performing employee.
A welcome that works
View a 6-minute video that introduces how to settle an employee well. It’s an excellent resource to play to a workforce before a new migrant arrives.
Resources for specific industries
This guide contains information about some of the differences and insights that will help you settle your new migrant workers into your workplace and maximise their contribution.
New migrant workers may need some extra support from their employers, particularly at the start. This guide sets out what you need to know.
Practical tips and tools to help employers who recruit migrant workers into the dairy industry.
Resources for your employees
If you want further settlement resources, we have resources and websites for your migrant staff.