Help to employ diversity

We've put together some useful resources and links to other published info that may help you make your workforce more diverse and assist in growing your business.

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Do your job adverts use gender-biased language?

Without realising it, we all use language that is subtly ‘gender-coded’. Society has certain expectations of what men and women are like, how they differ, and this flows into the language we use.

This linguistic gender-coding shows up in job adverts as well, and research has shown that it puts women off applying for jobs that are advertised with masculine-coded language.

This site is a quick way to check whether a job advert has the kind of subtle linguistic gender-coding that has this discouraging effect.

Find out more and test your adverts.

Pre-employment Guide

The Human Rights Commission has compiled this handy A-Z Guide for pre-employment based on actual questions that both employers and employees have asked.  It's got loads of valuable answers for business owners who wonder about what conforms with Human Rights legislation.

Recruitment Toolkit

Download this publication if you need any help with:

  • where to find and how to go about recruiting new people
  • good recruitment practices and processes
  • templates of common recruitment forms, letters, and position descriptions
  • other links to useful recruitment information

Recruitment Tookit download

BCITO can help you find your next apprentice

We offer a dedicated job-matching service for putting capable and willing career seekers in touch with employers looking for apprentices.

Flexible working arrangements - how they work

Employment New Zealand has published this comprehensive guide for both employers and employees.  It explains how the “right to request” under Part 6AA of the Employment Relations (Flexible Working Arrangements) Amendment Act 2007 works.  Read it now.

Parental leave

Employment New Zealand has published everything you need to know about parental leave and employment law, including who is eligible, associated entitlements such as government-funded parental leave payments and how, as an employer, you should respond to a request for parental leave.

Workforce Development

We are leading a significant cross-sector project to increase the number of women in construction.
Read the draft consultation document.