P: 0800 131 557

HR Consultancy & Projects

We believe that every business deserves to have access to affordable, quality HR services. By engaging one of our HR Specialists you can access just what you need, when you need it.


Sometimes in business you simply need a sounding board from the outside. We can be your independent, trusted advisors - whether the advice you need relates to recruitment, performance issues, conflict in the workplace, change management etc.

Our advice as HR Specialists is always professional, confidential and we have your business interests and growth at heart. Plus our team is practical and pragmatic, offering solutions for the real world.

Performance Management

Performance management covers a large gambit - from developing your star performers, through to managing poor performance and disciplinary issues. We can assist you through:

  • Reviewing your current performance management systems - including succession planning, your performance review process, your poor performance and disciplinary processes, setting performance expectations with staff and how to give change-making feedback on those expectations
  • Workshops to up-skill the leaders in your business
  • Identifying your major staff assets and creating retention and succession strategies to future proof key roles and the people in them.

Coaching & Training

Our HR Specialists can provide the following:

  • Programmes designed to lift capability, tailor-made for your business and your strategic goals. They may include coaching, mentoring and training
  • One-on-one coaching for individuals, including tools to identify their unique strengths and development needs to grow their confidence and leadership capabilities
  • Formulation of career development plans for specific team members
  • Workshops that are designed and delivered by our team to meet your business goal. Workshops can be facilitated by our team, or co-facilitated by you
  • Skills matrix development to assist with training knowledge and identify gaps.

Reviewing Employment Agreements

We offer either a full or partial service in terms of reviewing current employment agreements.

Change Management (Restructure)

To meet changes in your business, you may need to structure your team in a different way. Whether this is ramping up with more team members, downsizing or changing roles to changing business requirements, our HR Specialists can develop and facilitate these processes. We ensure that the process is robust, thorough and that the outcomes meet your needs.

Career Transition & Outplacement Support

Career Transition Services: 

HR Connect's Change Management and Outplacement Services provide a smooth transition and supportive experience for employees leaving your organisation; or for career development. 

As an Employer, you can feel confident you are communicating a strong message about treating employees with dignity and respect even at the most difficult of times.

Our Career Transition Services are for people who:

  • Wish to change focus in their career or explore options for career progression;

  • Have been through a change process at work, and due to a role disestablishment, now need to prepare themselves for their next role either within or outside their existing organisation.

We work with Employers to provide support services in line with your values, reducing risks associated with change - and protect your brand.

At HR Connect, we believe successful strategies rely on the effective management of change and clear communication throughout the transformation process.  Our approach to career transition is professional, caring and completely tailored to the requirements of our clients and participants.

We have a range of outplacement packages for you to choose from: bronze (3 sessions), silver (5 sessions) and gold (7 sessions).

Outplacement Support:

Redundancy is an emotional experience for employees and employers alike. It can have a tremendous impact on an organisation, depending on how the process is handled.

Outplacement may be perceived as a luxury for larger businesses but for SMEs that have unavoidable peaks and troughs, outplacement can be an essential brand protection tool. It can keep your existing staff happier and more settled and help affected staff find new opportunities.

HR Connect’s Career Transition Services are an effective method for smoothly transitioning employees from your organisation. You can also feel confident you are communicating a strong message about treating employees with dignity and respect even at the most difficult of times.

We work with you to provide support services in line with your values, reducing risks associated with change whilst protecting your brand.

 We know one size does not fit all – so although we have guidelines developed, we will work closely with the individual in a bespoke manner to assist them with their career transition.

Career Transition / Outplacement Programme:

Sessions include the following range of topics:

1. Initial session includes building an understanding of where the employee is at. 

We are able to provide counselling and support during this initial stage whilst working with them to look to the future.  This includes understanding their aspirations, and systematically building resilience and optimism.  

2. Building trust at this early stage is critical to the work that we do.

Building the marketing campaign.  The CV (resume) is their calling card – it’s what gets them over the line and to the interview stage.  This is a critical part of the career transition process and one where we dedicate a good amount of time to get it right.

3. CV final review and Cover letters - we do a final review of the CV and using job adverts the employee is interested in, help them to construct compelling cover letters.

4. Job search strategies, Networking and Social Media: a critical stage in the process - where to look; how to be proactive; working with Recruitment agencies; how to use their existing networks.

5. The Art of the Interview - specific, focussed interview skills training designed to get the person to understand different types of interviews; standard, difficult and behavourial question methods; examples of each and even a mock interview scenario all geared to build confidence.

If you'd like to know more about our bronze, silver and gold packages or have any questions please contact us on 0800 131 557 or email admin@hrconnect.co.nz

HR Audits

Does everything you do comply with the latest legislation? Are there areas of employee performance and staff satisfaction where other employers are streaks ahead? What HR changes could make the biggest difference to your business?

An HR Audit will tell you where your business 'is at' in terms of your current HR systems, processes and compliance.

Businesses that are experiencing a growth phase have an increased need for HR assistance, including setting up HR systems and processes that will support that growth.

Procedures & Processes

Does the thought of creating an HR procedure or policy leave you less than excited? Let us take the stress out of creating or overhauling your HR procedures and policies.

We assist with HR documentation - HR manuals, annual performance review documents and processes, position descriptions, composition of letters, policies, house rules etc.

We'll support you through the process of introducing something 'new'. For example revitalising your performance review process - this could involve designing an improved review process that fits your needs, training and coaching for your managers, workshops to get your staff on board, and of course, follow up to ensure the new process is bringing you results.

Licensed Private Investigators

Workplace investigations must be impartial, fair, balanced and result in conclusions based on reasoned facts. The investigator must be able to comply with employment law obligations and the rights of affected parties.

On occasion an organisation may not have the resources to carry out the investigation or feel that it is right for to carry out the investigation internally.

If seeking the service of independent investigators organisations must ensure that they are engaging suitably qualified, and licensed individuals.

HR Connect has four HR Specialists who are highly qualified and Licensed Private Investigators (a requirement when companies engage an external workplace investigator).

If you'd like to know more about how we can work with you please contact us.

"Three years ago I contacted HR Connect because I realised that we needed some help with talent issues but couldn't justify hiring a fulltime HR Manager.  I had been recommended HR Connect as a solution and am happy today to also be a referee for them. 

The contract started with an audit of our systems and has extended to creating policies, procedures manuals, consistency in use of employment agreements, recruitment training, development of remuneration strategies, assistance with disciplinaries and being actively involved in our annual engagement survey. 

We often refer to our people as our most important asset but we haven't done the best job of looking after that asset.  HR Connect work alongside us ensuring we provide far greater attention and care to all of our talent and our business is better for it.  I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to improve their HR function."

Alan Morpeth, Managing Director, Health 2000 Group


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