There are several key industries in New Zealand where skill shortages are a constant source of concern for employers. Many employers are therefore relying on overseas talent to assist in areas such as construction, manufacturing, agriculture, fishing and healthcare.
Given our team’s experience at successfully assisting several large employers with recruiting and relocating skilled workers from all jurisdictions, we are well placed to help, especially so with countries like the Philippines.
Sourcing migrant workers from the Philippines is a popular option for New Zealand employers looking to fill genuine skill shortages in their companies, particularly so where relatively large numbers of workers are required for the same type of role.
Recruiting and securing entry for Philippine workers is highly complex and there are serious pitfalls for those who are inexperienced in this specialised area.
How can Lane Neave assist?
If you are interested in hiring employees from a country such as the Philippines, it is important to engage expert assistance to streamline this process and mitigate risk. Lane Neave has extensive insight and experience with the processes involved, which will be invaluable to ensure that your business is able to meet contractual timeframes or other time sensitive projects, in a manner that is compliant both under New Zealand and Philippines law. Our depth of experience in this area was founded on our work supporting the Christchurch post-earthquake rebuild, which represented the first Philippines worker entry at “scale” in New Zealand’s history.
When you partner with Lane Neave, we will make sure you’re meeting all your legal obligations throughout the recruitment, visa, and settlement process.
We can assist you to develop your initial strategy and make the introductions required to get you underway. We can then tailor that initial service to seamlessly manage the visa process of the employees selected for contractual roles in New Zealand, no matter if you are recruiting five people, or 150+.