10 March 2021 / 4:22 pm

New Queenstown office supports Otago and Southland clients

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve expanded our services in the Otago and Southland employment market to support communities in growing capability and retaining talent in the south!

Our new centrally-located Queenstown office opened this week at the Mountain Club’s Beach Street co-working space with our newest recruit, well-known HR professional Kim Arnold, at the helm.

A long-time Queenstown local, Kim is an experienced human resources director with more than 25 years working in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK for organisations including the Hilton, Millennium Hotel, the Skyline Group, and Air New Zealand. You can check out Kim’s profile here or follow her on LinkedIn.

Our team is no stranger to adversity, having worked hard to rebuild our own business and assist others after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

We’re keen to bring a fresh perspective, innovative ideas and expertise gained through our experience to help southern communities work through the HR challenges they’re facing.

Having been through tough times ourselves post-earthquakes, we understand the challenges and disruption that organisations and communities face when the unthinkable occurs and just how exhausting it is.  But it made us stronger. Safety and wellbeing were our top priorities and we took a one-team approach to solving problems, really focusing on creating innovative people solutions for a sustainable future.

The scale of problems people are grappling with, including immigration issues, plugging gaps in capability, supporting employer and staff wellbeing, and retaining local talent to scale up businesses post-COVID, is pretty daunting.

We know that it’s a lot for people to get their head around and try to solve when they’re struggling to stay afloat personally and professionally.  Particularly if they’re a small business with no HR person.

That’s where we can help.  We can plug in to businesses of all sizes and industries, from SMEs to large organisations, and help them end-to-end or just take care of the parts they need help with. 

This might include finding innovative ways to attract talent, planning and scaling their workforce effectively by adding and changing resource, providing operational HR support, streamlining people processes, or helping create people strategies or flexible workplace solutions like sharing staff and training to assist with cost efficiencies. We also have a list of experts in different areas we can call on to help plug capability gaps where and when needed either onsite, remotely or on a flexible working basis.

Kim will be our dedicated resource on the ground supporting Otago and Southland and she will be backed up by our Christchurch team.  Ultimately, our goal is to add value wherever we can, provide wrap-around support and help people get back to spending time doing what they do best.

We’re also planning to expand our quarterly speaker series to the Southern region. bringing thought leaders and business strategists in to share their ‘war stories’, insights and experiences.  As per our popular Christchurch model, the sessions will be free for any businesses who would like to attend.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact us for a chat to see how we can help you and your business.