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Ihaka Rongonui

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    Hi There,

    I cant see any link?

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    Hi There,

    First off I want to commend you for having a leaders mentality in this tough time and taking your employees wellbeing on your shoulders… they are lucky to have you!

    I’ve got two questions:

    1. What industry/s were you predominantly offering your CV and recruitment services in prior to COVID-19?

    Reason I ask this is that there are going to be some definite “losing” and “winning” industries that come out of this and I personally know as a recruiter myself, that our skills/services are transferable across any industry… In short if you could pivot your focus to the winning industries in the current climate I.e Construction, then you will going with the grain so to say. The governments commitment to fast tracking construction projects, subsidising apprenticeship/training schemes and encouraging workforce’s from struggling industries ala Tourism, tells me there is going to be a lot of human traffic into this industry from people that will need your services.

    2. Have you ever looked at the possibility of offering your services to govt agencies like MSD/WINZ?

    Similar to the above comment, I’m already seeing an increased push from MSD/WINZ to get beneficiaries into the construction industry (evident in the 2020 budget making trade training free to people wanting to come into the industry). Build relationships with MSD/WINZ and see if there is anyway you can offer your services at that level. Also look to make connections within Iwi/Mana Whenua groups, Maori unemployment is projected to spike in the coming months and many Iwi/Mana Whenua groups are motivated to help their people get back into work and I see your CV writing services as something that could help them achieve that goal… as well as a service they would pay to utilise.

    I hope this helps… Kia kaha, keep leading your team forward.

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    Could you please forward me your email address?

    What I will do is connect you with Rimu Boddy, a tech in one of my companies who can help walk you through some solutions for your situation (no costs involved).

    Look forward to solving your problem with you.

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    Tena Koe,

    Firstly it’s an honour to give advice on such an important subject, marae/reo/whanau are some of the pillars of my life so I feel privileged to be answering this question.

    To gain more context, could you clarify to me which of the following are more of a hurdle for you:

    1. Operationally getting your Kura ready to be online
    OR
    2. Getting your Kura online technically e.g. the tech side steps required of going from current state to LIVE and ready to go

    Both are important steps but depending on where you need help immediately will help me know how to assist.

    Kia Ora

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    Hey Darwin,

    Ihaka here, my thoughts are if you’ve gone through a consultation process with people to reduce their wages to 80% then I would assume they would still be expected to work their normal contracted hours.

    I would need more information though:
    Have they reduced staff wages to 80% for the duration of the lockdown only?
    What sort of agreement have they come to? I would assume the hours worked would be part of the negotiation/consultation process?
    Is there 40 hours’ worth of work available for everyone?

    Sorry to answer your questions with questions but a bit of context will help narrow the response!

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    I would probably take the approach that given the redundancy was initiated prior to the closing of the business due to COVID that the employer in good faith would pay the employee their entitlements when the redundancy was initiated. I wouldn’t apply for the subsidy for those people as they are no longer employees and therefore they shouldn’t have their pay reduced because of events that happened after they were given notice….