Human Resources

We recognise that many of our clients accept the significant role of the ‘people’ factor in their business and see this as critical to boosting their overall performance. With our in house specialists Staples Rodway offers comprehensive and integrated human resources services taking the same collaborative approach as our accounting teams to understand the needs of our clients and produce positive outcomes. You do not have to be an accounting client to access our services.

HR Compliance

  • Employment legislation
  • Employment policies & procedures (including Health and Safety)
  • Change Management including restructuring
  • Dispute resolution
  • Performance management including disciplinary procedures
  • Negotiation of employment agreements
  • Personal grievances and mediation
  • HR Health checks

Organisational Development

  • Developing and implementing HR strategies for business performance
  • Leadership and management development
  • Team interventions / building and learning
  • Resolution of issues / conflict management
  • Individual and leadership coaching
  • Remuneration advice
  • 360 degree profiling and feedback
  • Engagement surveys and action plans
  • Career coaching

Recruitment & Selection

  • Position description development
  • Attraction strategies for key roles
  • Advertising
  • Competency based interview processes
  • Assessment centres
  • Recruitment administration/shortlisting
  • Interviewing and interview support
  • Induction process advice
  • Psychometric and personality testing
  • Reference checking
  • Finalising the employment documentation including the offer letter and employment agreement

Payroll Services

  • Running weekly. Fortnightly or monthly pay runs
  • Processing tax and KiwiSaver
  • Managing additional payruns for bonuses, terminations and other one off situations
  • Providing reports (including end of year summaries)

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  • Rebecca Marshall
    HR Consultant
  • Andrea Stevenson
    Human Resources | Hawkes Bay
  • Chris Wright
    Specialist Services | Auckland
  • Julie Rowlands
    Human Resources | Taranaki
  • Norma Blackett
    Human Resources | Tauranga

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Our HR services

Our focus is to facilitate the development of profitable, productive and engaging businesses through sound organisation development and human resource advice. Our service ethos is translated into the way in which we develop our client relationships and grow our professional team, offering a unique mix of expertise and individuality that covers the full spectrum of OD and HR experience.

The culture of a business is defined as “the way we do things around here.” How often have you heard it said, “don’t go to work there, they have a terrible culture”? Research shows that creating a business where people want to come to work has huge benefits for attraction and retention of staff as well as the bottom line.

We have the tools and the experience to help our clients articulate the unique features of their own culture. We can help define and create the culture that is focused on and delivers the results needed to be successful and ensure there is alignment with the values and strategic priorities of their business.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of organisational culture and creation of desired culture
  • Action-research interventions and strategy development
  • Roadmap and steps to culture change
  • Strategic visioning, development of organisation’s values and identification of purpose
  • Strategic support in managing change
  • Employee Engagement assessment and development
  • Health and Safety Assessment and Culture Development
  • Creating a respectful culture to counteract destructive behaviour
  • Appreciative Inquiry

Strategic Human Resources is the proactive management of people. It requires thinking ahead, and planning ways to ensure the business has the required people resources to deliver its strategic goals now and in the future.

Our team have practical experience working at senior levels in organisations developing and delivering on an HR strategy.

Our services include:

  • Development of HR strategy
  • Development of competency frameworks aligned to the overall strategy
  • Capability assessment and development
  • Alignment of performance management systems with organisational strategy
  • Development of operational HR plans to deliver on the strategy
  • Development of measures for assessment of progress towards the strategy.

A targeted approach to provide leaders and emerging leaders with opportunities to learn, grow and change. The overall purpose of developing leaders is to improve organisational results. Effective leadership is an integral part of any successful business and we have many years of experience developing and delivering leadership development that really makes a difference.

Our services can be tailored to individual, team or the whole organisation and include:

  • Emerging leaders’ development
  • Customised leadership development programmes and processes
  • 360 degree processes and reporting
  • Development of leadership competency frameworks
  • Development of leadership styles and capability

Organisational Psychology is concerned with the discovery and application of psychological principles to the workplace in order to maximise performance, productivity and wellbeing of workers and organisations. The research is applied to the analysis and design of work and workplaces; recruitment and selection of employees best suited for particular jobs, employee assessment and appraisal of performance.

With trained organisational psychologists as part of the Staples Rodway HR team, we can support you with:

  • Psychometric testing and personality profiling for recruitment and selection to support identification of ‘best fit’ and high performers
  • Ability assessment
  • Development profiling and planning including motivational profiling
  • Team dynamics, mapping and gap analysis

Cash and non-cash rewards for work need to be fair for both an employee and employer so that the employment relationship remains strong and effective. Fair pay is a prerequisite to good work performance.

Getting it right is very important and we will support you to get it right. We can undertake:

  • Remuneration reviews and recommendations
  • Development of tailored incentives and benefits programmes
  • Development of remuneration strategy and policy

Effective performance management is all about engaging your staff in the achievement of your strategic goals. The term describes the process set by an organisation to ensure all employees are aware of the level of performance expected of them in that role, as well as any individual objectives they will need to achieve overall organisational objectives. Whether you need advice on what to do about performance management in your business or just need advice on a specific performance management issue, we can support you and your business.

We can:

  • Develop tailored performance management systems
  • Support you with performance planning and development with staff
  • Provide performance management programmes

When  your HR resource needs a boost due to increased workload, illness, maternity leave, accidents or for any other reason, we can step in to lend a hand at your workplace. Give us a call and we can talk through your requirements and let you know how we can support you.

For when it is not working and performance needs to improve, we can help you navigate your way through a process to ensure you are working in good faith and within the law.

We will provide support with:

  • Managing poor performance or misconduct
  • Development of performance improvement plans
  • Setting up a disciplinary process.
  • Facilitating the disciplinary process
  • Checking documentation is appropriate and complies with the law
  • Providing support to undertake a dismissal

It’s an employer’s responsibility to be compliant in all HR practices including recruitment, compensation, performance management, promotion, termination, training and development. Our HR Health Check is quick and easy way to assess compliance with key legislative requirements, highlight potential risks to give you peace of mind that you do have all the required areas covered.

As well as the HR Health Check, we can provide services in:

  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Employment agreements whether they are permanent, fixed term, casual or contractor
  • Employment legislation and compliance
  • Employment policies and procedures

We have proven, best practice tools and systems to make sure you are getting the right people for your business. We can support you through the complete recruitment process or just undertake parts of the process – it is up to you. Our support will ensure your process will be legally compliant, meeting the requirements of Employment Relations Act and Human Rights Act.

Our experienced recruiters, selection and talent management systems, make finding the right people simple. We’re also proud to say that over the years, we have built up an exclusive Talent Pool that provides access to top job candidates from across the country.

Using this Talent Pool we take the frustration and dead ends out of the process. We can match your exact requirements with potential candidates within the pool and present the options to you. We can also target advertising to ensure you attract similar candidates.

To ensure that the right people are secured for your business we will take care of:

  • Targeted attraction and customised recruitment strategies for key roles
  • Position description development
  • Development of advertisements and advertising support across major online and offline job mediums
  • Recruitment administration and shortlisting
  • Competency-based interview processes
  • Assessment Centres
  • Psychometric testing and profiling
  • Interviewing and interview support
  • Referee checking
  • Selection based on role-fit, team-fit, and organisation-fit

Once you have identified the right person for the role, the support provided to get them on-board is critical to make the most of your recruitment investment. Research shows that effective induction is vital to ensure the employee does engage with the business and can perform their role to the best of their ability.  We have tried and true processes to ensure your new employee has a positive introduction to your business.

We can:

  • Develop an induction process tailored to your business.
  • Support the new employee through the induction process.
  • Provide advice on induction issues.

Culture development

The culture of a business is defined as “the way we do things around here.” How often have you heard it said, “don’t go to work there, they have a terrible culture”? Research shows that creating a business where people want to come to work has huge benefits for attraction and retention of staff as well as the bottom line.

We have the tools and the experience to help our clients articulate the unique features of their own culture. We can help define and create the culture that is focused on and delivers the results needed to be successful and ensure there is alignment with the values and strategic priorities of their business.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of organisational culture and creation of desired culture
  • Action-research interventions and strategy development
  • Roadmap and steps to culture change
  • Strategic visioning, development of organisation’s values and identification of purpose
  • Strategic support in managing change
  • Employee Engagement assessment and development
  • Health and Safety Assessment and Culture Development
  • Creating a respectful culture to counteract destructive behaviour
  • Appreciative Inquiry

Strategic Human Resources

Strategic Human Resources is the proactive management of people. It requires thinking ahead, and planning ways to ensure the business has the required people resources to deliver its strategic goals now and in the future.

Our team have practical experience working at senior levels in organisations developing and delivering on an HR strategy.

Our services include:

  • Development of HR strategy
  • Development of competency frameworks aligned to the overall strategy
  • Capability assessment and development
  • Alignment of performance management systems with organisational strategy
  • Development of operational HR plans to deliver on the strategy
  • Development of measures for assessment of progress towards the strategy.

Leadership Development

A targeted approach to provide leaders and emerging leaders with opportunities to learn, grow and change. The overall purpose of developing leaders is to improve organisational results. Effective leadership is an integral part of any successful business and we have many years of experience developing and delivering leadership development that really makes a difference.

Our services can be tailored to individual, team or the whole organisation and include:

  • Emerging leaders’ development
  • Customised leadership development programmes and processes
  • 360 degree processes and reporting
  • Development of leadership competency frameworks
  • Development of leadership styles and capability

Organisation Psychology

Organisational Psychology is concerned with the discovery and application of psychological principles to the workplace in order to maximise performance, productivity and wellbeing of workers and organisations. The research is applied to the analysis and design of work and workplaces; recruitment and selection of employees best suited for particular jobs, employee assessment and appraisal of performance.

With trained organisational psychologists as part of the Staples Rodway HR team, we can support you with:

  • Psychometric testing and personality profiling for recruitment and selection to support identification of ‘best fit’ and high performers
  • Ability assessment
  • Development profiling and planning including motivational profiling
  • Team dynamics, mapping and gap analysis

Remuneration & Incentives

Cash and non-cash rewards for work need to be fair for both an employee and employer so that the employment relationship remains strong and effective. Fair pay is a prerequisite to good work performance.

Getting it right is very important and we will support you to get it right. We can undertake:

  • Remuneration reviews and recommendations
  • Development of tailored incentives and benefits programmes
  • Development of remuneration strategy and policy

Performance Management

Effective performance management is all about engaging your staff in the achievement of your strategic goals. The term describes the process set by an organisation to ensure all employees are aware of the level of performance expected of them in that role, as well as any individual objectives they will need to achieve overall organisational objectives. Whether you need advice on what to do about performance management in your business or just need advice on a specific performance management issue, we can support you and your business.

We can:

  • Develop tailored performance management systems
  • Support you with performance planning and development with staff
  • Provide performance management programmes

HR Outsourcing

When  your HR resource needs a boost due to increased workload, illness, maternity leave, accidents or for any other reason, we can step in to lend a hand at your workplace. Give us a call and we can talk through your requirements and let you know how we can support you.

Discipline Procedures

For when it is not working and performance needs to improve, we can help you navigate your way through a process to ensure you are working in good faith and within the law.

We will provide support with:

  • Managing poor performance or misconduct
  • Development of performance improvement plans
  • Setting up a disciplinary process.
  • Facilitating the disciplinary process
  • Checking documentation is appropriate and complies with the law
  • Providing support to undertake a dismissal

HR Compliance

It’s an employer’s responsibility to be compliant in all HR practices including recruitment, compensation, performance management, promotion, termination, training and development. Our HR Health Check is quick and easy way to assess compliance with key legislative requirements, highlight potential risks to give you peace of mind that you do have all the required areas covered.

As well as the HR Health Check, we can provide services in:

  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Employment agreements whether they are permanent, fixed term, casual or contractor
  • Employment legislation and compliance
  • Employment policies and procedures

Recruitment & Selection

We have proven, best practice tools and systems to make sure you are getting the right people for your business. We can support you through the complete recruitment process or just undertake parts of the process – it is up to you. Our support will ensure your process will be legally compliant, meeting the requirements of Employment Relations Act and Human Rights Act.

Our experienced recruiters, selection and talent management systems, make finding the right people simple. We’re also proud to say that over the years, we have built up an exclusive Talent Pool that provides access to top job candidates from across the country.

Using this Talent Pool we take the frustration and dead ends out of the process. We can match your exact requirements with potential candidates within the pool and present the options to you. We can also target advertising to ensure you attract similar candidates.

To ensure that the right people are secured for your business we will take care of:

  • Targeted attraction and customised recruitment strategies for key roles
  • Position description development
  • Development of advertisements and advertising support across major online and offline job mediums
  • Recruitment administration and shortlisting
  • Competency-based interview processes
  • Assessment Centres
  • Psychometric testing and profiling
  • Interviewing and interview support
  • Referee checking
  • Selection based on role-fit, team-fit, and organisation-fit

Induction

Once you have identified the right person for the role, the support provided to get them on-board is critical to make the most of your recruitment investment. Research shows that effective induction is vital to ensure the employee does engage with the business and can perform their role to the best of their ability.  We have tried and true processes to ensure your new employee has a positive introduction to your business.

We can:

  • Develop an induction process tailored to your business.
  • Support the new employee through the induction process.
  • Provide advice on induction issues.
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