People Essentials

A series of practical people-management seminars, right on your doorstep, giving you tips and tools to use immediately in the work-place. The series is run in partnership with POD Consulting.


Wed 13 March: Employment Law Update


Are you familiar with recently announced employment law changes and how they will impact your business?

This update will cover:

  • The new Domestic Violence - Victim's Protection Act 2018 which takes effect from 1 April 2019, placing obligations on employers to support employees who are, or may have been, a victim of domestic violence, including an additional 10 days paid annual leave, and other related obligations.
  • Implications for larger employers (20+) with the ending of the 90-day trial period from 6 May.
  • Additional variations under the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, including chnages to rest and meal breaks, and the strengthening of collective bargaining and union rights. Most changes are effective from 6 May 2019, however some came into effec 12 December 2018.
  • Minimum wage Increases.

Get up to speed with these essential employment changes that you need to prepare for. 


VENUE: GETBA office - Level 1, 1 Sir William Avenue, East Tamaki (on street parking available) 

TIMING: Starts at 7.30am, finishes by 9am

PRICE: $55 per session, includes light refreshments.


> Register here


Note: This event is reserved for GETBA members only.

Refund policy: GETBA offers a full refund if the booking is cancelled in writing at least 48 hours before the event. If the cancellation is received after this deadline a refund will not be offered. GETBA reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrolment or other exceptional circumstances. In such circulmstances, all participants will be offered a full refund. If an event is postponed, GETBA reserves the right to either transfer registration to a new event or issue a full refund.

Wed 10 April: Recruiting and Onboarding New Staff


If you've had anything to do with recruiting your own team members, you'll know the extent of the cost of recruiting the wrong person.  The ‘indirect’ costs can be exponential:  your time in the recruitment process, your time inducting your new starter, the negative impacts on morale associated with having a new hire on board who either isn’t performing or doesn’t last the distance.  

By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce. This group of workers are more pro-active in job-hunting than the generation before them, so once you hire them, how do you keep them?

This session will cover:

  • An overview of the recruitment process
  • Assess people to ensure they fit your team and the company
  • How to set people up to be successful from Day 1
  • The challenges of recruiting and retaining millenials


2019 Programme 

08 May, Setting employees up for success

12 June, Undertaking performance reviews that work

10 July, Communicating effectively with your team 

14 August, Engaging and Rewarding Your Team

11 September, Dealing with Poor Performance

09 October, Managing the Disciplinary Process

13 November, Implementing Flexible Working