New Zealanders reveal employee priorities

‘There is light at the end of the tunnel’

New Zealanders reveal employee priorities

As the nation celebrates squashing COVID-19 for a second time, it seems New Zealand has yet more good news in store.

NZ employers are experiencing growth – with over half of business leaders citing that growth as rapid.

Hays’ Barometer Report, released today, found that 53% of employers are prioritising job protection, followed by mental health of staff (51%), communication (43%), supporting remote working (42%) and business agility (31%).

“The results suggest there is light at the end of the tunnel with over half of employers already experiencing growth again and many looking to protect the jobs of staff,” added Adam Shapley, MD of Hays in New Zealand.

“While there have been many pandemic job losses in organisations large and small, those that can protect jobs are able to shield their staff from unemployment and the resulting financial and mental health and wellbeing hardships.

“In fact, very early in this crisis employers prioritised the mental health & wellbeing of employees and our survey confirms this remains the second most important priority for them today.”

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